The UFC is heading to Brooklyn for its first card of 2019 and its first card ESPN following a seven-year deal 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 acquire belts in two different weight classes and is now a -230 favorite with Cejudo coming back in +180.
T.J. Dillashaw is averaging 5.38 significant strikes per minute.
Henry Cejudo won gold at the 2008 Olympic Games.
Five of T.J. Dillashaw’s last seven wins have come through knockout.
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This is Cejudo’s second right fight as an underdog after he closed as a large +350 puppy contrary to Demetrious»Mighty Mouse» Johnson, arguably the pound-for-pound greatest at the time. The former Olympian outwrestled DJ en route to some split-decision victory to become the second-ever flyweight champion.
However, it makes sense for Dillashaw to be favored because he is the larger man falling down in weight. Here is the fifth time 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 loss to GSP in 2009 function as the sole defeat. That having been said, Dillashaw is the first to fall down in weight to challenge for a second belt, as B.J. Penn, Conor McGregor, Daniel Cormier and Amanda Nunes all moved up in weight since they looked to fasten two straps at the same time.
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