Current UFC Bantamweight champion T.J Dillashaw who will move down in weight class to challenge UFC Flyweight champion Henry Cejudo were scheduled to fight at UFC 233 at the Honda Center in Anaheim on January 26. But now they both have been removed from UFC 233 and will instead headline UFC’s debut on ESPN+.
Henry Cejudo beat former UFC pound-for-pound flyweight champion Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson at UFC 227 which took place in Los Angeles, California. On the same card in the main event, TJ Dillashaw successfully defended his bantamweight title in a rematch against Cody Garbrandt by knocking him out in the very first round. He won the title last year when he knocked out Cody in the second round at UFC 217.
Even though the fights in flyweight division have been a hard sell to the public, this super fight looks to be doing very well on the gate. The event is close to a sell-out already and looks like this will be a packed house on Jan. 19.
Current look at ticket sales for the UFC Fight Night card in Brooklyn headlined by Cejudo vs. Dillashaw. Lots of sold out sections so it looks like this will be a packed house on Jan. 19. #UFCBrooklyn pic.twitter.com/6hr3iJAnaG
— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) January 4, 2019
The fight is taking place at the Barclays Center which has hosted numerous boxing events holds a capacity of 19,000. Barclays Center has emerged as the top spot in the USA for hosting boxing events and it looks like UFC will be frequenting more often as well.