Current UFC Bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw who will move down in weight class to challenge UFC Flyweight champion Henry Cejudo at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York on Jan. 19 on ESPN+ streaming platform.
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.
However, he was asked during UFC media open workouts about the possibility of fighting Dillashaw at bantamweight after beating him at flyweight.
For @henry_cejudo the plan is to defend his UFC flyweight title against TJ Dillashaw and then do the immediate rematch, fighting Dillashaw for his UFC bantamweight championship, after negotiating with the UFC, of course.
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— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) January 17, 2019
“Once I beat him, we’ll talk to Uncle Dana,” Cejudo said. “I feel like once I beat T.J. Dillashaw, it’s like the champ can’t defend his title unless he fights the other champ that beat him. That’s going to be a negotiation stop with the UFC. At the end of the day, I’m a prizefighter. I’m looking to get paid whether I fight at ’25 or ’35.”
Who do you think wins this super fight between Dillashaw and Cejudo?