UFC reschedules Anaheim event; Brooklyn card is now UFC 208

UFC reschedules Anaheim event; Brooklyn card is now UFC 208

The UFC has already made some changes to its 2017 schedule.

The UFC announced several changes to its 2017 schedule on Thursday, including the cancelation of a pay-per-view date on January 21.

The UFC is planning a show for August 5 at Honda Center, instead.

Although there was official reason for the events being switched around, it's more than likely due to the fact that the promotion could not find a suitable headline act that could sell pay-per-views. It is unknown whether or not those matchups will be moved to the Brooklyn show. Of course, there was a tripleheader of title fights at UFC 205, in addition to the men's and women's bantamweight belts at stake at UFC 207. The February 11th UFC event in Brooklyn (formerly UFC 209) will now be called UFC 208; the Las Vegas card on March 4th is now UFC 209.

Without an obvious main attraction, the Anaheim event was in danger of being dramatically overshadowed by Bellator's January 21 card featuring a matchup between Tito Ortiz and Chael Sonnen.

The Jan. 21 card hadn't confirmed any major headliners for the event, which was scheduled to take place less than two months from now.