The UFC will make their debut on ESPN this January with UFC Fight Night Brooklyn, which features Henry Cejudo defending the flyweight title against TJ Dillashaw in the main event.
A network change isn’t the only new thing the UFC will have next year, as UFC President Dana White is saying that the promotion will unveil a new belt design at UFC Fight Night Brooklyn, which White revealed during the UFC 232 post-fight press conference:
“The shit show that went on this week (is why the new belt design wasn't unveiled), we felt it wasn’t the right time to do it. We were going to do it in Vegas, but we’re going to do it in Brooklyn. We’re gonna officially release the new belt, so you have the classic belts that they…(Bob) Meyrowitz used to give out and that we gave out for the first couple of fights. Then during the Fertitta Era, we had those belts and now we have the new belt for the new era starting on ESPN.”
The craziness surrounding UFC 232 began after the promotion decided to move the event from Las Vegas, Nevada to Inglewood, California after the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) found an abnormality in Jon Jones’ drug test.
UFC Fight Night Brooklyn takes place on Saturday, January 19 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York with Henry Cejudo and TJ Dillashaw headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on ESPN+.