Report: T.J. Dillashaw to face Henry Cejudo for Flyweight Title at UFC 233

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Another UFC superfight could be on the cards very soon, but it could also spell the end of a certain division in the UFC.

UFC Flyweight Champion Henry Cejudo won the UFC Flyweight title by beating Demetrious Johnson in the co-main event of UFC 227 back in August via split decision, a win that snapped Mighty Mouse's record for most consecutive title defenses.

On the same night, as part of the co-main event, UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw successfully defended his title against Cody Garbrandt via TKO (knee and punches) in the first round.

The Messenger hasn't fought since this bout, and neither has The Snake. However, it now looks like they'll both be in the Octagon again soon, against one another.

According to Brett Okamoto of, Dillashaw will challenge Cejudo for the UFC Flyweight Championship at UFC 233 in Anaheim, California, on January 26.

This means Dillashaw will move down in weight for the bout, and it will likely be the main event of the show.

Although Cejudo vs Dillashaw is yet to be confirmed by the UFC, it's a clear indication as to what direction the UFC Flyweight division is going in.

T.J. Dillashaw and Henry Cejudo will reportedly face each other at UFC 233

There is strong evidence that the UFC could be dismantling their Flyweight division very soon, potentially by the end of the year, although this is yet to be confirmed by any UFC official.

Johnson's trade by UFC to ONE Championship in exchange for Ben Askren has been seen by many as an indication that UFC is cashing out on their Flyweight assets.

Despite the uncertainty surrounding the future of the Flyweight division in UFC, Cejudo vs Dillashaw should be a very entertaining Champion vs Champion superfight, as both fighters are in the middle of winning streaks.

T.J. Dillashaw and Henry Cejudo will reportedly face each other at UFC 233

The Messenger has strung together three straight wins and only has losses to Johnson and Joseph Benavidez in his career. The Snake, on the other hand, has won four straight and is considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world.

If Dillashaw beats Cejudo too for the UFC Flyweight title, he would join Randy Couture, BJ Penn, Conor McGregor, Georges St-Pierre, and Daniel Cormier in the history books on the list of fighters who have won championships at two different UFC weight classes.

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