Henry Cejudo Expected to Defend Flyweight Title Against T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 233
Rumors that the flyweight division is being eliminated appear to be premature.
At UFC 233 in Anaheim, reigning flyweight champion Henry Cejudo is expected to put his 125-pound belt on the line against current bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw on Jan. 26.
The UFC has been working towards the Cejudo vs. Dillashaw fight for several weeks but only now have all parties agreed on the matchup with the fight expected to take place in the flyweight division.
Sources close to the matchup confirmed the news on Thursday.
Over the past few days, rumors have been swirling that the UFC was moving towards the elimination of the flyweight division following a trade that sent former champion Demetrious Johnson to ONE Championship.
Several fighters were released this week and many of them said the reason behind receiving a pink slip was due to the UFC eliminating the flyweight division.
Now it appears the UFC is planning on moving ahead with the 125-pound division with this champion versus champion title fight in the works for January.
Cejudo became the flyweight champion in August when he defeated Johnson by split decision. Meanwhile, Dillashaw defeated Cody Garbrandt to defend his bantamweight title on the same night and he immediately called for a chance to compete for a second championship in the flyweight division.
It looks like Dillashaw will get his wish with the fight against Cejudo expected to take place at 125 pounds in January.