The UFC is going to Brooklyn for its first card of 2019 and its first card ESPN following a seven-year agreement with Fox Sports. The event is headlined by a winner vs winner fight as bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw is falling down to the flyweight division to take on Henry”The Messenger” Cejudo. Dillashaw is looking to become the seventh fighter to win belts in two different weight classes and is a -230 favorite with Cejudo coming back at +180.
T.J. Dillashaw is averaging 5.38 significant strikes per minute.
Henry Cejudo won gold in wrestling at the 2008 Olympic Games.
Five of T.J. Dillashaw’s past seven wins have come through knockout.
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That can be Cejudo’s second right fight as an underdog after he shut as a large +350 dog contrary to Demetrious”Mighty Mouse” Johnson, arguably the pound-for-pound greatest at the moment. The former Olympian outwrestled DJ en route to a split-decision victory to become the second-ever flyweight champion.
But it makes sense for Dillashaw to be favored because he’s the larger man dropping down in fat. Here is the fifth time ever that the UFC has had two sitting winners endure toe-to-toe and the fighter that has made the burden class move is 3-1 in the previous four fights, with B.J. Penn’s reduction to GSP in 2009 function as the sole defeat. That being said, Dillashaw is the first to fall down in weight to challenge for another belt, as B.J. Penn, Conor McGregor, Daniel Cormier and Amanda Nunes all moved up in weight as they appeared to fasten two belts at the exact same time.
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