Sources: Dillashaw-Cejudo flyweight title bout plan

Sources: Dillashaw-Cejudo flyweight title bout plan

UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw will lope down in weight to topic flyweight champion Henry Cejudo at UFC 233 on Jan. 26, in step with more than one sources.

The One hundred twenty 5-pound title fight will happen at Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

Dillashaw will strive to alter into the sixth male two-weight champ in UFC history, becoming a member of Randy Couture, BJ Penn, Conor McGregor, Georges St-Pierre and Daniel Cormier.

Preventing out of Los Angeles, Dillashaw (sixteen-three) has campaigned for the chance to lope down in weight for the higher section of a yr. The UFC explored a seemingly flyweight title bout between Dillashaw and dilapidated champion Demetrious Johnson this yr, however it failed to materialize.

Cejudo (Thirteen-2) dethroned Johnson by capacity of smash up resolution at UFC 227 in August. The upset victory ended Johnson’s document-breaking title reign of Eleven consecutive title defenses. Johnson has since left the UFC to compete in Asia-basically basically based promotion One Championship.

A U.S. Olympic gold medalist in wrestling, Cejudo avenged a outdated loss to Johnson from April 2016. He without prolong expressed passion in coping with Dillashaw, even supposing it became consistently unsure at what weight they would meet.

Several flyweights publicly announced their surprising launch from the UFC earlier this week, casting doubt on the manner forward for the division. By Thursday evening, it became unclear whether the UFC 233 champion vs. champion title fight would possibly be the final One hundred twenty 5-pound championship bout the UFC promotes.

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