The UFC is going to Brooklyn because of its very first card of 2019 and its very first card ESPN following a seven-year agreement with Fox Sports. The event is headlined by a winner vs winner fight 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 favored with Cejudo coming back in +180.
T.J. Dillashaw is averaging 5.38 significant strikes per minute.
Henry Cejudo won gold at the 2008 Olympic Games.
Five of T.J. Dillashaw’s past seven wins have come through knockout.
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This is Cejudo’s second right fight as an underdog after he shut as a big +350 dog against Demetrious»Mighty Mouse» Johnson, arguably the pound-for-pound greatest at the time. The former Olympian outwrestled DJ en route to some split-decision success to become the second-ever flyweight champion.
However, it makes sense for Dillashaw to be favored because he is the bigger man dropping down in fat. This is the fifth time ever that the UFC has had two sitting champions stand toe-to-toe and the fighter who has made the burden class move is 3-1 in the previous four fights, together with B.J. Penn’s reduction to GSP in 2009 being the sole defeat. That having been said, Dillashaw is the first to fall down in weight to battle for a second belt, since B.J. Penn, Conor McGregor, Daniel Cormier and Amanda Nunes all moved up in weight since they looked to fasten two straps at the same time.
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