UPDATE: Ariel Helwani is reporting that the Henry Cejudo-TJ Dillashaw fight has in fact been moved from UFC 233 to the Jan. 19 show on ESPN+.
Henry Cejudo vs. TJ Dillashaw for the UFC flyweight title is the new UFC Brooklyn main event on Jan. 19, per multiple sources. The fight has been moved from UFC 233 to the ESPN+ debut. No word just yet on what will headline 233 on Jan. 26. Work in progress. Story coming to @espn.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) December 6, 2018
According to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, the UFC is considering shifting its UFC 233 main event to their debut on ESPN+. UFC 233 is currently scheduled to be headlined by TJ Dillashaw taking on Henry Cejudo for the UFC flyweight championship on Saturday, Jan. 26.
The move would give the promotion a huge main event for its debut with ESPN on Jan. 19. This switch makes a lot of sense for the ESPN show which desperately needs a main event. It also clears the way for the welterweight championship to be contested at UFC 233. If Tyron Woodley is ready to go and defend his belt against interim champion Colby Covington, that could substitute as a new main event.
Other fights scheduled for the ESPN+ show include Paige VanZant taking on Rachael Ostovich and Greg Hardy making his UFC debut against Allen Crowder. UFC’s debut on ESPN+ takes place on Jan. 19 from Brooklyn, NY.
UFC is actively searching for a Brooklyn main event and Henry Cejudo vs. TJ Dillashaw is now under consideration. More: pic.twitter.com/ayGcll6DeV
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) December 5, 2018