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UFC postpones January PPV, Bellator makes Twitter jab


Additional reporting by Josh Nason

UFC announced Thursday that the January 21st PPV originally scheduled at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA, is being moved to August 5th instead.

Their February 11th show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, will now become UFC 208 instead of 209.

Originally, there was going to be a head-to-head battle that night both on TV and regionally as Bellator is running a Spike TV show in Los Angeles at the Forum headlined by Chael Sonnen vs. Tito Ortiz. 

The January date was going to be difficult for UFC because there were no obvious main events for the show given almost every major star and/or champion either fought in November or is booked for one of UFC's five December shows, or was injured or unavailable.

The promotion still has two January dates: an FS1 show headlined by BJ Penn vs. Yair Rodriguez in Phoenix and a Fox show in Denver that is still without a main event or main card.

The rescheduled Anaheim date will still be a PPV and likely the first one UFC runs after their annual major July show for International Fight Week.