UFC 233 News

Dominick Cruz
John Lineker

Dominick Cruz vs. John Lineker official for UFC 233

Cole Shelton - December 5, 2018

Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will finally make his long-awaited return to the Octagon at UFC 233. The promotion made the bout official on Twitter on Wednesday. Cruz is back!@DominickCruz returns to face 'Hands of Stone' @JohnLineker at #UFC233 in Anaheim on Jan. 26! pic.twitter.com/SunaIvoev9

Joseph Benavidez

Flyweight tilt between Joseph Benavidez and Deiveson Figueiredo added to UFC 233

Drake Riggs - December 4, 2018

After a briefly controversial moment in his last time out this past Friday, Joseph Benavidez (26-5) still found himself able to secure the win by first-round TKO over Alex Perez. The win marked Benavidez’ first since December 2016 when he defeated the now champion, Henry Cejudo.

Jose Aldo
Jose Aldo

Report | Jose Aldo slated to return at January's UFC 233 event in Anaheim for rematch with Cub Swanson

Chris Taylor - December 2, 2018

The UFC is in the process of booking a rematch between former UFC featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo and fan favorite Cub Swanson. The report comes from Brazilian MMA news outlet Combate, claiming Aldo and Swanson will rematch at January’s UFC 233 event in Anaheim.

Joanne Calderwood

Ariane Lipski vs Joanne Calderwood moved from UFC 233 to UFC Brooklyn

Drake Riggs - December 2, 2018

The stacked UFC 233 card that will kick off the UFC’s 2019 pay-per-view cards has been forced to share the love as a highly anticipated bout has been moved to an earlier date. On January 26 at the Anaheim, California event, the former KSW champion and consensus top 10 worldwide flyweight, “The Violence Queen” Ariane Lipski (11-3) was set to make her long-awaited debut against the always entertaining and resurgent Joanne “JoJo” Calderwood (12-3).

Cynthia Calvillo

Cynthia Calvillo to take on Cortney Casey at UFC 233

Drake Riggs - November 28, 2018

It’s no secret that Cynthia Calvillo likes to stay active with her MMA career and after losing out on some fight time due to a suspension, she’s ready to make up for the time that’s been lost. Calvillo made her professional debut in August 2016…she’s amassed a record of 7-1 since then and five of those fights came in 2017 (four in the UFC).

Colby Covington, Tyron Woodley
Tyron Woodley

Colby Covington's manager says Tyron Woodley fight being discussed for UFC 233

Drake Riggs - November 14, 2018

UFC 233 takes place on January 26 and it is already looking like it will end up being a fantastic card to start off the new year. With one title fight already lined up, we could be getting a second at 170-pounds. It’s no secret that UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and interim champion Colby Covington do not like each other and are on a crash course to meet one another inside the Octagon at some point. It’s just a matter of when.

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TJ Dillashaw

Henry Cejudo on TJ Dillashaw fight: 'I will cut the head off the snake forever'

Cole Shelton - November 13, 2018

On January 26, at UFC 233, UFC bantamweight champ TJ Dillashaw will move down to flyweight to take on divisional champ Henry Cejudo. If Dillashaw wins this fight, he will become one of just a few fighters to hold titles in two UFC weight classes concurrently. It could also spell the end of the flyweight division. Yet Cejudo isn’t sure that’s the way things will go down. He knows the cut down to 125 pounds will be tough on Dillashaw, and also believes he possesses a skillset unlike anyone Dillashaw has fought before.

TJ Dillashaw Henry Cejudo
TJ Dillashaw

UPDATE | Henry Cejudo to defend flyweight title vs TJ Dillashaw at UFC 233

Cole Shelton - November 8, 2018

The first pay-per-view of the year may have its headliner. According to MMAFighting, Henry Cejudo vs. TJ Dillashaw is targeted for the card in Anaheim, California on January 26. What weight class that the bout will be at is unknown right now. However, it seems to make the most sense to have the fight at bantamweight given the fact it is reported that the UFC is closing the flyweight division.

John Lineker

Report | Dominick Cruz vs John Lineker targeted for UFC 233

Drake Riggs - November 7, 2018

Just when you thought that UFC 233 couldn’t be getting a better building start, we get one hell of a bantamweight matchup thrown into the mix. It will have been two years once the end of December rolls around that we’ll have seen the former bantamweight king Dominick Cruz (22-2) compete inside the Octagon.

Paige VanZant
Islam Makhachev

Three UFC fights booked for early 2019

Cole Shelton - November 6, 2018

The UFC just announced three exciting fights for 2019. The ESPN-era is almost here, and to kick off the first card on ESPN+, Paige VanZant (7-4) will make her long-awaited return to the Octagon. VanZant will take on The Ultimate Fighter season 26 alum Rachael Ostovich (4-4) on January 18 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Ben Askren, Robbie Lawler
Robbie Lawler

Ben Askren vs Robbie Lawler in the works for UFC 233

Drake Riggs - November 5, 2018

It looks like we know who “Funky” Ben Askren (18-0) will likely be making his UFC debut against and it happens to be the one guy that he hasn’t called out yet. That opponent happens to be the former UFC welterweight champion, “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler (28-12) as ESPN’s Brett Okamoto has confirmed with UFC president Dana White that the matchup is targeted for UFC 233 in Anaheim, California on January 26

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UFC returns to Anaheim in January with UFC 233

Cole Shelton - October 31, 2018

With 2018 closing out, news about the first UFC cards of 2019 is starting to leak. For example, we now know when are where the first pay-per-view of the year will occur.  On Jan. 26, the UFC will be heading back to the Honda Center in Anaheim, California for UFC 233, according to the Los Angeles Times.