Henry CejudoDillashaw 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.