Dillashaw vs. Cejudo, battle of champs, set for UFC 233

In a battle of UFC champs with amateur wrestling backgrounds, UFC bantamweight (135-pound) champion TJ Dillashaw will drop down a weight class to take on UFC flyweight (125 pounds) titleholder Henry Cejudo at UFC 233 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. on Jan. 23.

Henry Cejudo
Dillashaw will attempt to become the sixth male two-weight champ in UFC history, joining Randy Couture, BJ Penn, Conor McGregor, Georges St-Pierre and Daniel Cormier.

Dillashaw was a California high school state championships finalist who went on to be a three-time NCAA Division I championships qualifier for Cal State Fullerton wrestling. Since launching his pro MMA career in 2010, Dillashaw, 35, has built a 16-3 overall record.

Cejudo made a name for himself in international freestyle competition, winning a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, as well as three gold medals at the Pan American Championships, before getting into MMA in March 2013. The 31-year-old Cejudo now has a 13-2 overall record.

The Dillashaw-Cejudo champ-vs-champ battle at UFC 233 isn't the only much-anticipated match-up slated for the Jan. 23 event. Ben Askren, a two-time NCAA champ for University of Missouri before embarking on a 18-0 professional MMA career, will make his UFC debut vs. Robbie Lawler -- an All-State high school wrestler in Iowa -- in a welterweight (170-pound) fight … while a flyweight bout featuring Joanne Calderwood and Ariana Lipski is also slated for UFC 233.


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coolbeans (1) about 9 months ago
Sounds like some great action packed fights.

I would put my money on Askren and as for Dillashaw-Cejudo that's a barn burner. I will say Dillashaw