The UFC is going to Brooklyn for 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 dropping 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 favored with Cejudo coming back at +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 large +350 dog contrary to Demetrious”Mighty Mouse” Johnson, arguably the pound-for-pound greatest in the moment. The former Olympian outwrestled DJ en route to some split-decision victory to become the second-ever flyweight champion.
But it makes sense for Dillashaw to be preferred because he is the larger man dropping down in fat. Here is the fifth time that the UFC has had two sitting champions stand toe-to-toe along with the fighter that has made the weight class move is 3-1 in the past four fights, with B.J. Penn’s reduction to GSP in 2009 function as the only 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 appeared to secure two straps at the exact same moment.
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