- As a result of the cancellation of UFC 233, a flyweight bout between former UFC Flyweight Championship challenger Joseph Benavidez and Deiveson Figueiredo was briefly linked to this event. However the following day, the promotion clarified plans indicating that the pairing was off and that Benavidez would be an alternate for the headliner bout in the event that either Cejudo or Dillashaw would be forced from the main event. On December 15, it was announced that despite still being an alternate, Benavidez would face Dustin Ortiz in a rematch.
- A bantamweight bout between Thomas Almeida and Cory Sandhagen was briefly linked to the event. However on December 22, it was announced that Sandhagen would face John Lineker in the event instead. On January 10, Lineker was forced to withdraw from the bout due to a rib injury. He was replaced by promotional newcomer Mario Bautista on January 12.
- Ion Cutelaba was expected to face former UFC Light Heavyweight Championship challenger Glover Teixeira at this event. However on January 10, it was reported that Cutelaba was forced out of the bout due to injury. He was replaced by Karl Roberson on January 11.
- Randy Brown was expected to face Chance Rencountre, but pulled out in the week leading up to the event. Dwight Grant was soon announced as his replacement, but it was later reported that he was unable to be cleared to fight due to an "eye issue". Promotional newcomer Kyle Stewart was then announced as Rencountre's new opponent on January 14.
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PuertoRican   United States. Jan 18 2019 08:05. Posts 11530
I also think TJ wins this, but I am not sure based on how he looks on his weightcut
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PuertoRican   United States. Jan 19 2019 02:01. Posts 11530
On January 18 2019 18:23 K40Cheddar wrote:
That's NFL greg hardy right?
He is gonna own most guys he faces in the UFC.
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iakim322   United States. Jan 19 2019 02:33. Posts 1332
Feel like Cejudo's wrestling could be more of a matchup problem for TJ than is thought. But TJ is just too good of a fighter and somehow, it looks like his cut went fine. Still a little underrated in pound for pound discussions. I bet on Dom Cruz when he fought TJ and remember thinking that it was as close to a toss up as you could get even as I was naturally biased towards Cruz. If that had gone his way, his win streak/opponents beaten would be just as good as anyone's
PuertoRican   United States. Jan 19 2019 05:37. Posts 11530
Henry Cejudo (124.4) vs. T.J. Dillashaw (124.6)
Greg Hardy (264) vs. Allen Crowder (252.6)
Gregor Gillespie (155.2) vs. Yancy Medeiros (155.4)
Joseph Benavidez (124.4) vs. Dustin Ortiz (123.8)
Paige VanZant (125.8) vs. Rachael Ostovich (125.6)
Glover Teixeira (205.6) vs. Karl Roberson (203.8)
Donald Cerrone (155.8) vs. Alexander Hernandez (155.4)
Joanne Calderwood (125.8) vs. Ariane Lipski (125.2)
Alonzo Menifield (204.6) vs. Vinicius Castro (205.6)
Mario Bautista (135.2) vs. Cory Sandhagen (135.6)
Dennis Bermudez (155.8) vs. Te Edwards (155)
Belal Muhammad (170.2) vs. Geoff Neal (170.4)
Chance Rencountre (170.4) vs. Kyle Stewart (170.4)
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whammbot   Belarus. Jan 19 2019 14:04. Posts 372
I hope TJ doesn't get super cocky fighting Cejudo. I'm picking TJ but I dont have any clue how hard this guy punches and TJ has been known to get clipped (even if he recovers quickly somewhat) but getting swarmed by an olympic champion-level wrestler ain't fun at all. This will be more competitive than it looks I feel
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PuertoRican   United States. Jan 19 2019 23:51. Posts 11530
PuertoRican   United States. Jan 20 2019 03:21. Posts 11530
On January 20 2019 01:50 alejandicto wrote:
Menifield also sucks but gladly he got the win
Menifield reminds me of Gokhan Saki in his UFC debut. Both guys started fast and only thew power strikes, and started to slow down. Saki's gas tank looked worse, but Menifield's striking skill is worse.
Good thing for Menifield that his opponent was trash.