A new era in combat sports is under way as UFC on ESPN+ 1 is upon us.
With 13 fights in total on the night, the first collaboration between the world leader in combat sports and the leading sports network should be epic.
Championship title fights are rare and to have a champion vs champion fight not on a PPV card is even stranger. It is, however, a good gesture by the UFC. The promotion has absolutely stacked this first ESPN+ card that culminates with flyweight champ Henry Cejudo defending his title against the bantamweight king T.J. Dillashaw.
“The Messenger” did the unthinkable last August when he defeated the longest reigning champion in UFC history Demetrious Johnson at UFC 227. Cejudo will now defend his flyweight title against Dillashaw and to a lesser degree, Cejudo is fighting for the entire flyweight division’s future.
Dillashaw will look to become only the fourth person to hold the title “champ-champ”, as Conor McGregor, Daniel Cormier, and Amanda Nunes have done before him. The former Alpha Male star has ambitions of becoming the greatest pound-for-pound fighter the sport has ever seen. It starts with UFC on ESPN+ 1’s main event.
Fighters touch gloves to start. Cejudo takes
Henry Cejudo defeats T.J. Dillashaw via TKO at 32 seconds of round one