J. Dillashaw Closes Rivalry with Cody Garbrandt with Vicious First Round TKO

J. Dillashaw Closes Rivalry with Cody Garbrandt with Vicious First Round TKO

J. Dillashaw Closes Rivalry with Cody Garbrandt with Vicious First Round TKO

Meanwhile, in the main event, former training partners turned bitter rivals TJ Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt tangled for a second occasion and much like their first meeting in NY last November, it was Dillashaw who would emerge from the fight with bragging rights. But Garbrandt got too excited and rushed in with winging punches, whereas Dillashaw stayed technical with straight shots.

But perhaps more disconcerting to Johnson were the injuries that he believes he suffered during the fight.

For Garbrandt, his loss to Dillashaw last November marked the first defeat of his professional MMA career.

As for Garbrandt, 2 losses in a row to Dillashaw, the rivalry is closed, who knows what the future holds for the still promising young former champion, but a 3rd round with Dillashaw is not next after 2 KO losses.

A brilliant night of fights went down at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on Saturday Night (August 4th, 2018). One of those defenses came against Cejudo at UFC 197, where Johnson stopped the Olympic gold medalist with vicious knees to the body.

"Like I said, my bang Muay Thai is tight".

The new champion called for a fight with bantamweight champ TJ Dillashaw, but it would be an absolute disgrace if Johnson is not granted an immediate rematch.

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After Saturday night's win in Los Angeles, Dillashaw erased any lingering doubts over which of the pair was the better man, thanks to an even more decisive performance. When Dillashaw was told of Cejudo's challenge, he replied: "Henry Cejudo!".

After his historic flyweight title win, Cejudo said he wanted a crack at the bantamweight title next, and a shot at the night's main event victor.

Cody Garbrandt has the reputation as a big puncher, but for the second time in as many fights, it was T.J. Dillashaw doing most of the damage. "And the victor of this next bout, I wanna fight that guy. I want to fight a top middleweight at UFC 230", said Santos.

Not only did Cejudo shake off the pain of his lower left leg, he relied on his size and grappling ability to begin to build a case on the scorecards in Round 2 by turning a relatively uneventful round in his favor late by pushing the pace and taking Johnson down before using his weight to lay all over him until the horn.

"He's a big dude and I would feel each time we would clash and he would get big shots off".

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