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UFC Fight Night 143 preview with TSN’s Content Editor Aaron Bronsteter

In the main event of UFC Fight Night 143 Saturday (19 January) it’s a champion versus champion battle as UFC Bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw faces UFC Flyweight champion Henry Cejudo for the flyweight title. TSN’s UFC Content Editor Aaron Bronsteter joins us to discuss the main event, and more!

Is this card getting an ample amount of hype with rumours of the flyweight division being abolished, especially if Dillashaw wins?

TSN UFC Content Editor Aaron Bronsteter:

“I think this is getting the appropriate amount of hype, it’s all over ESPN, I’ve seen pop-ups all over Brooklyn where people can test their punching power, I think ESPN is doing a great job promoting it. It just feels that much bigger now that’s it on ESPN, and in the US. I think it has more than enough promotion, if not more promotion than if it was on Pay-Per-View because ESPN is airing it on their new platform ESPN+, and Dillishaw and Cejudo are the beneficiaries of this. It’s going to be a phenomenal fight, champion versus champion. Now that the weigh-ins are done, we know both guys are on weight, that question mark is solved, and we can focus on the x’s and o’s, and I think it’s a fascinating one.”

How do you see this fight playing out?

TSN UFC Content Editor Aaron Bronsteter:

“I think Dillashaw possibly looked better than Cejudo on the scale today. Dillashaw is going to be an interesting match up for Cejudo. If he can keep it standing, he’s a better volume striker, a better technical striker. We saw what Cejudo did to Demetrius Johnson, so I will never doubt him. If it stays standing, you have to give the advantage to Dillashaw. If it gets into the wrestling, Dillashaw is an unbelievable MMA wrestler. Whereas, Cejudo is an Olympic gold medalist. I think the wrestling will offset here, I don’t think there will be a lot of take downs, but if Henry can take Dillashaw down, he can do some damage and that’s his path to winning.

What fight excites you the most in 2019?

TSN UFC Content Editor Aaron Bronsteter:

“The one that sticks out to me is the Ben Askren debut. People have always questioned how good he is, especially in recent years in One Championship where he didn’t have a good challenge. When he was in Bellator, he fought Andrey Koreshkov and Douglas Lima, two of the best welterweights in the world. In the UFC against the likes of Robbie Lawler, Kamaru Usman, Colby Covington, he’ll be tested. If he gets past his first test in Lawler, the sky is the limit for him. The UFC likes his attitude of calling people out, calling his own shots. I think he will thrive with that mind set.”

About the author

Jordan Armenise

Jordan Armenise

Jordan Armenise began his sports broadcasting journey with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). It was in this role where he was able to craft the immersive and enthusiastic approach to reporting, broadcasting and production you see here today in Cayman's sports community.

Jordan has also worked behind the scenes for a number of Canadian broadcasting & production companies such as CBC Sports, Cineflix Productions and Cream Productions.

Did he mention he was St. Clare of Assisi's 1994 Athlete of the Year?

Now dubbed 'The Sports Guy', Jordan relishes the role as Cayman 27 Sports Producer, where he can tell the stories of Cayman’s athletes. You can reach Jordan at 333.6521 or jordanarmenise@hurleysmedia.ky.

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