The UFC is heading to Brooklyn for its first card 2019 and its very first card ESPN after a seven-year agreement with Fox Sports. The event is headlined by a winner vs winner fight as bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw is dropping down to the flyweight division to take on Henry”The Messenger” Cejudo. Dillashaw is looking to become the seventh fighter to acquire belts in two different weight classes and is now a -230 favored with Cejudo coming back in +180.
T.J. Dillashaw is averaging 5.38 significant strikes per minute.
Gold was won by henry Cejudo . Five of T.J. Dillashaw’s last seven wins have come through knockout.
That can be Cejudo’s second straight fight as an underdog after he shut as a big +350 puppy contrary to Demetrious”Mighty Mouse” Johnson, arguably the pound-for-pound best at the time. The former Olympian outwrestled DJ en route to some split-decision success to become the second-ever flyweight champion.
However, because he’s the man it makes sense to be preferred. Here is the fifth time ever that the UFC has two sitting winners endure toe-to-toe along with the fighter that has made the weight class move is 3-1 in the previous four fights, together with B.J. Penn’s reduction to GSP in 2009 being the only defeat. That having been said, Dillashaw is the first to fall down in weight to battle for another belt, since B.J. Penn, Conor McGregor, Daniel Cormier and Amanda Nunes all moved up in weight since they appeared to secure two straps at precisely the same moment.
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