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UFC Forced To Cancel January Date For UFC 233 In Anaheim


The UFC have been forced to cancel the upcoming 233 pay-per-view card, scheduled for January 26 in the Honda Centre in Anaheim, California.

According to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, the promotion company were unable to secure a main event for the card, forcing them to move the event to a later date.

There will still be 12 scheduled PPV events in 2019, though it is unsure whether Anaheim will host the rescheduled date.


A flyweight title bout between Henry Cejudo (13-2) and TJ Dillashaw (16-3) was originally booked as the headline for the event but that fight was moved to UFC Fight Night card on January 19 in Brooklyn.

The decision to move that fight, along with several key injuries, are the main reasons behind the decision to postpone the January 26 event.

It is believed that UFC wanted  Tyron Woodley v Colby Covington to headline UFC 233 but the former is still recovering from a thumb injury he sustained in September. There were also reports that Jose Aldo was set to take on Cub Swanson. 

Several other bouts were scheduled for the card. Those fights will now be rescheduled for other events.


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Author: Marisa Kennedy

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