The UFC has pulled the plug on its scheduled Jan. 26 event in Anaheim, Calif..
While the UFC will last to conduct 1-2 pay-per-view events in 2019, the next numbered UFC PPV cardon Feb. 9 in Australia, will still be called UFC 2 3 4 as originally intended.
UFC 233 was scheduled to be headlined by UFC flyweight champion Henry Cejudo’s title defense against UFC bantamweight title holder T.J. Dillashaw. But this headline bout was transferred into the UFC’s ESPN+ debut card in Brooklyn on Jan. 19.
The card has been scheduled to go Headtohead in the Southern California market with Bellator’s Heavy Weight Grandprix finals the same evening at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif..
This marks the 2nd time in 24 weeks that the UFC has scheduled a rival series with a Bellator Los Angeles event in Anaheim, only to pull the plug in on the card, even as the event originally scheduled to be UFC 208 in Jan. 20-16 was also scraped, leaving the Tito Ortiz–Chael Sonnen struggle to conduct unopposed at the Forum.