The UFC is reportedly relocating its champion-versus-champion bout between TJ Dillashaw and Henry Cejudo.
The flyweight title fight, originally scheduled for UFC 233 in Anaheim, Calif. on Jan. 26, will be moved ahead one week to the UFC Brooklyn card on Jan. 19 in order to headline the promotion's first foray on ESPN and ESPN+, according to ESPN's Ariel Helwani, who cites multiple sources. Helwani says the main event will air on ESPN +.
The UFC had been looking for a bout to spotlight on its debut on ESPN. The Brooklyn event still reads TBD vs. TBD on the UFC website.
The promotion is looking at adding a new title fight for UFC 233, Helwani adds.
Dillashaw, the bantamweight titleholder, will move down in weight to challenge Cejudo for the 125-pound title.