Henry Cejudo is preparing for his first defense of the UFC flyweight title. When he enters the Octagon for his first bout as champion, he will be ringing in a new era for the UFC as it kicks off a new broadcasting deal with ESPN. He will also be one half of a superfight that pits champion vs. champion for the 125-pound strap.
Cejudo is set to take on bantamweight titleholder TJ Dillashaw, who is moving down a weight class for the opportunity to be a two-division champ.
Ahead of his bout, Cejudo took to social media to show off his physique.
In the past, Cejudo has struggled to cut down to 125 pounds and has missed weight on multiple occasions. But if his photo is any indication, Cejudo is in the best shape of the fight.
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UFC on ESPN+1 is set to take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
More information on Saturday’s event can be seen below.
UFC on ESPN+ 1: Fight Time & Viewing Details
Event: UFC on ESPN+ 1: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw
Date: Saturday, January 19, 2019
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Venue: Barclays Center
Main Card Card Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass, UFC on ESPN+
UFC on ESPN+ 1 Fight Card
MAIN CARD (ESPN+, 10 p.m. ET)
- Champ Henry Cejudo vs. T.J. Dillashaw – for flyweight title
- Allen Crowder vs. Greg Hardy
- Gregor Gillespie vs. Yancy Medeiros
- Joseph Benavidez vs. Dustin Ortiz
- Rachael Ostovich vs. Paige VanZant
- Karl Roberson vs. Glover Teixeira
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET)
- Donald Cerrone vs. Alexander Hernandez
- Joanne Calderwood vs. Ariane Lipski
- Alonzo Menifield vs. Vinicius Moreira
- Mario Bautista vs. Cory Sandhagen
PRELIMINARY CARD (6:30 p.m. ET)
- Dennis Bermudez vs. Te Edwards
- Belal Muhammad vs. Geoff Neal
- Chance Rencountre vs. TBA