UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw is going to make an attempt to become a double champion by dropping down to flyweight to challenge the division’s current titleholder Henry Cejudo at UFC 233 in Anaheim, California on January 26th.
It’s an interesting announcement given that it has been heavily rumored that the 125lb weight class may soon become extinct, but it seems that it’s still going to keep going to some extent, for a little while longer at least.
Dillashaw takes on this superfight after having won the 135lb title from his ex-training partner turned bitter rival Cody Garbrandt last year and then successfully defending the strap in their rematch earlier this year.
This is the second time Dillashaw has been the bantamweight champion and in total he’s won 9 of his last 10 fights, leaving him placed as the No.4 ranked pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC.
As for Cejudo, He ended Demetrious Johnson’s long title reign via split decision last time out, after previously having come up short in his first attempt to defeat ‘Mighty Mouse’ back in April of 2016.
In total the former Olympic wrestling gold medalist has gone 6-2 during his flyweight run in the UFC and is currently ranked No.10 on the pound-for-pound list.
As things stand Cejudo vs. Dillashaw is expected to headline UFC 233, which will be the UFC’s first PPV event of 2019.