Cejudo vs. Dillashaw Set To Headline UFC Brooklyn Show
With a little more than a month before UFC kicks off the 2019 calendar year of events, the company has made some changes to enhance their upcoming show in Brooklyn.
According to ESPN, UFC has moved the Henry Cejudo vs. TJ Dillashaw for the UFC flyweight title to the main event of the January 19 show, set to take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The fight was originally slated to be the main event of UFC 233, taking place in Anaheim, California one week later.
The report also stated that the UFC is actively looking to add a title fight to become the new main event of UFC 233. The January 19 show is the first in UFC’s new broadcast deal with ESPN. The Brooklyn show will be on ESPN and ESPN+ streaming service, but the main event will air on ESPN+.
Dillashaw is the current UFC bantamweight champion, but is moving down in weight in order to become just the latest fighter to win a UFC championship in two different weight classes as Conor McGregor and Daniel Cormier have done so in recent years.
The card will also feature Paige VanZant fighting Rachael Ostovich in a women’s flyweight bout and the company is reportedly planning to have former NFL player and unbeaten heavyweight Greg Hardy compete on the card as well. Glover Teixeira, Belal Muhammad and Joanne Calderwood are also set to fight on January 19 as well.
Original Story: ESPN