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Report: Dillashaw-Cejudo to clash in January for UFC flyweight title


It appears that, at least for one more night, the UFC flyweight title will live.

An early Friday morning report by ESPN's Brett Okamoto has the UFC looking to finally sign a long-discussed fight between flyweight champion Henry Cejudo and bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw for January's UFC 233 in Los Angeles.

However, the fight would not be for Dillashaw's 135-pound title but for Cejudo's strap instead, a surprise considering FloCombat's report this week that the UFC is abandoning the division sooner than later. Okamoto could not confirm whether the fight would be the final one for the division.

If Dillashaw was to win, he would become the company's fifth two-division champion (Randy Couture, BJ Penn, Georges St. Pierre, Conor McGregor, Daniel Cormier).

Cejudo won the title from long reigning champion Demetrious Johnson earlier this year. Johnson's contract was "traded" to ONE Fighting Championship for the contract of Ben Askren. This week, Askren vs. Robbie Lawler was signed for the January show as well.