Breaking: UFC 233 PPV Event Won’t Be Held On January 26th!

UFC Postpones UFC 233 PPV (Pay-Per-View), Which No Longer Will Take Place On January 26th, 2019

 

UFC makes a big change for January lineup. UFC 233 PPV (pay-per-view) event, which was slated for January 26th in Anaheim, California, is postponed! The organization battled to find a suitable match for the main event of the evening for weeks but had no success. Brett Okamoto from ESPN was the first to publish the breaking news.

Breaking: UFC is rearranging its pay-per-view schedule. UFC 233 will no longer take place on Jan. 26 in Anaheim, due to a combination of factors. That PPV will change to another date, so 2019 will still feature the same amount of PPVs as originally planned. More info coming.

It’s no secret, a big reason UFC 233 thinned out is the UFC is stacking its first ESPN+ card on Jan. 19. Good news if you’re a consumer, right? Get a deep card for less money one week early, and you don’t have to pick between UFC and Bellator on Jan. 26.

As well as Brett Okamoto says, Bellator 214 also takes place on January 26, 2019. It will be held in Inglewood, California, which is only 32 miles away from Anaheim! The clash between Fedor Emelianenko and Ryan Bader headlines the event.  Scott Coker, Bellator president, reacted on social media!

The promotion claims UFC PPV (pay-per-view) numbering system won’t change, which means UFC Melbourne will remain UFC 234. Fights that were previously arranged will be moved to other fight cards. (h/t MMAJunkie.com)

“UFC today announced that the UFC 233 Pay-Per-View event scheduled for January 26 is postponed.

All bouts previously slated for UFC 233 are being rescheduled for upcoming cards. The February 10th Pay-Per-View event at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne Australia will remain titled UFC 234: WHITTAKER VS GASTELUM. Tickets for UFC 234 sold out within minutes.

UFC’s 2019 event calendar will still feature 12 Pay-Per-View events. Additional details about the postponed Pay-Per-View will be announced at a later date.”

The super-fight between Henry Cejudo and TJ Dillashaw was initially set to headline the fight card. Yet, it was moved for the promotional debut on ESPN+ (UFC Fight Night 143), which takes place on January 19th. The promotion was thinking about a number of Welterweight fights for the main event but nothing came to fruition.

It was published yesterday that the match between John Lineker and Dominick Cruz was canceled to. “The Dominator” is injured again. It looks like Cody Garbrandt can’t replace him since he recovers from a hand injury and targets the return in March.

Here is the list of previously slated UFC 233 matches:

  • Ben Askren vs. Robbie Lawler
  • Francisco Trinaldo vs. TBA
  • Paul Felder vs. James Vick
  • Yana Kunitskaya vs. Marion Reneau
  • Alexandra Albu vs. Emily Whitmire
  • Cynthia Calvillo vs. Cortney Casey
  • Alex Caceres vs. Kron Gracie
  • Joseph Benavidez vs. Deiveson Figueiredo
  • John Lineker vs. TBA

Yet, this is not the first time UFC PPV (pay-per-view) event was called off! It happened at UFC 151 in September 2012, and UFC 176 in August 2014. UFC 208 was moved from Anaheim, California to Brooklyn, New York, in February 2017.

It looks like Anaheim has no luck with UFC events! Stay tuned for the updates!

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