The UFC is going to Brooklyn because of its very first card 2019 and its first card on ESPN after a seven-year deal with Fox Sports. The event is headlined by a champion vs champion 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 now a -230 favorite with Cejudo coming back in +180.
T.J. Dillashaw is averaging 5.38 significant strikes every second.
Henry Cejudo won gold in wrestling at the 2008 Olympic Games.
Five of T.J. Dillashaw’s last seven wins have come via knockout.
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That can be Cejudo’s second right fight as an underdog after he closed as a big +350 dog against Demetrious”Mighty Mouse” Johnson, arguably the pound-for-pound greatest in 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 weight. Here is the fifth time that the UFC has two sitting champions stand toe-to-toe and the fighter that has made the weight class move is 3-1 in the past four fights, together with B.J. Penn’s loss to GSP in 2009 function as the only defeat. That being said, Dillashaw is the first to drop down in weight to battle for a second 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 same moment.
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