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.
Both the fighters were present at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn and traded verbals shots at each other, and Cejudo went a step further and whipped a fake snake and battered it in front of TJ Dillashaw.
“This is personal,” Cejudo said. “This dude is a guy that was trying to start the union, start the union with the UFC [fighters] to getting paid a shitload of money to get rid of a division. Siccing him down to dethrone the reigning champ. T.J., I’m not doing this just for me, man. I’m doing it for everybody. I’m doing it for all the 125-pounders.“
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Both fighters also successfully made weight as Dillashaw came in at 124.6 and Cejudo came in at 124.4. Although Dillashaw looked more drained amongst both the fighters.