The UFC is going to Brooklyn for its first card of 2019 and its very first card on ESPN following a seven-year deal with Fox Sports. The event is headlined by a winner vs winner battle as bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw is falling down to the flyweight division to take on Henry”The Messenger” Cejudo. Dillashaw is seeking 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 every second.
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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That is Cejudo’s second right fight as an underdog after he closed as a large +350 puppy against Demetrious”Mighty Mouse” Johnson, arguably the pound-for-pound greatest at the moment. The former Olympian outwrestled DJ en route to a split-decision success to become the second-ever flyweight champion.
But it makes sense for Dillashaw to be preferred because he’s the larger man dropping down in fat. This is the fifth time that the UFC has two sitting winners endure toe-to-toe and the fighter who has made the burden class move is 3-1 in the past 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 battle for a second belt, as B.J. Penn, Conor McGregor, Daniel Cormier and Amanda Nunes all moved up in weight since they looked to secure two straps at precisely the same time.
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