The UFC is heading to Brooklyn for its very first card 2019 and its first card on ESPN after a seven-year agreement with Fox Sports. The event is headlined by a winner vs winner battle as bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw is dropping down to the flyweight division to take on Henry”The Messenger” Cejudo. Dillashaw is seeking to become the seventh fighter to win belts in two different weight classes and is a -230 favored with Cejudo coming back in +180.
T.J. Dillashaw is averaging 5.38 significant strikes per minute.
Henry Cejudo won gold . Five of T.J. Dillashaw’s past seven wins have come via knockout.
That is Cejudo’s second right fight as an underdog after he shut as a big +350 dog contrary to Demetrious”Mighty Mouse” Johnson, arguably the pound-for-pound best at the time. The former Olympian outwrestled DJ en route to some success to become the second-ever flyweight champion.
However, because he is the man it makes sense to be preferred. This is the fifth time ever that the UFC has two sitting champions stand toe-to-toe along with the fighter who 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 function as the sole defeat. That having been said, Dillashaw is the first to fall 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 looked to secure two straps at precisely the exact same moment.
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