The UFC 233 is set to happen January 26, 2019, at Venue Honda Center, City Anaheim, California. The upcoming UFC 233 is the MMA event by UFC which has a vacant main event. While waiting for the headlining bout of the game, we can rest assured that the Fight Card is there with the confirmed fights, as well as the potential ones.
Although there have not been the names for the headliners yet, the promotion claimed that they are going to focus on the UFC Flyweight Championship bout. That means we could potentially witness the title bout that will involve the current defender Henry Cejudo and the current UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw for the event. Since it is going to be Flyweight Championship matchup, Dillashaw will professionally move down to Flyweight division. Based on our trusted sources, the precise information will be available at the end of 2018. So, we can expect the official announcement of the main event later on December 2018. It is going to be fantastic.
Back then, James Vick and Paul Felder were going to meet at the lightweight bout under the UFC Fight Night 133. However, Vick pulled out because he acted as the replacement at the UFC Night against Gaethje, the WSOF Lightweight Champion. Meanwhile, Felder moved to welterweight matchup against Mike Perry at UFC 226. However, the destiny is on them. Vick and Felder will be trading fists at the UFC 233.
The other matchup was supposedly involving Islam Makhachev versus Francisco Trinaldo in the UFC 233 event. However, back then on November 11, Makhachev should withdraw from the bout because of the undisclosed reason. The officials did not take a long time until finding the replacement. Alexander Hernandez will take place left by Makhachev.
By far, the officials confirmed few bouts without the headlining matches. Here are the announced sessions:
- UFC Flyweight Championship: Henry Cejudo (c) vs. T.J. Dillashaw
- Women’s Bantamweight bout: Marion Reneau vs. Yana Kunitskaya
- Lightweight bout: Alexander Hernandez vs. Francisco Trinaldo
- Welterweight bout: Robbie Lawler vs. Ben Askren
The UFC 233, just like the special UFC event, will air live on the PPV. For most of the die-hard fans of the UFC, it is going to be a fantastic spectacle. If you are fond of flyweight title, you don’t want to miss this.
Dillashaw will be dropping to 125 for Henry Cejudo Flyweight Title Fight. It is indeed an exciting announcement since Dillashaw will need to work the best to attain the recommended weight.
While waiting for the full Fight Card, you’ll now that it is not going to be the second event. Tickets will typically be hefty. The only option left for you is to get in your living room and watch the PPV broadcasts. Without breaking your bank, you could use the UFC Fight Pass service to see all the UFC events and purchase the PPV event of UFC 233. Often dubbed as “Netflix for fight fans,” UFC Fight Pass provides you the complete package of live and on-demand streams. If you have the UFC Fight Pass credentials, all you need to do is use your credentials to catch up with the spectacle.