The UFC is going to Brooklyn for its first card of 2019 and its first card ESPN following a seven-year agreement with Fox Sports. The event is headlined by a champion vs champion battle 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 a -230 favored with Cejudo coming back at +180.
T.J. Dillashaw is averaging 5.38 significant strikes every second.
Henry Cejudo won gold at the 2008 Olympic Games. Five of T.J. Dillashaw’s past seven wins have come through knockout.
This is Cejudo’s second right fight as an underdog after he shut as a large +350 puppy contrary to Demetrious”Mighty Mouse” Johnson, arguably the pound-for-pound best at the time. The former Olympian outwrestled DJ en route to some victory to become the second-ever flyweight champion.
However, because he’s the man it makes sense to be preferred. Here is the fifth time ever that the UFC has two sitting champions stand toe-to-toe along with the fighter who has made the burden course move is 3-1 in the previous four fights, together with B.J. Penn’s reduction to GSP in 2009 function as the only defeat. That being said, Dillashaw is the first to drop 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 precisely the same time.
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