UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw managed to put his rivalry with Team Alpha Male’s Cody Garbrandt to bed with a brutal first-round beating at UFC 227.
For a while, it did seem as though these two were destined to go back-and-forth over several memorable showdowns but despite their FOTY-nominated opener at UFC 217 – a fight in which both men scored knockdowns – the second meeting between them was far more one-sided.
Dillashaw will move down to 125lbs in an effort to become the fourth simultaneous two-division champion in UFC history by taking out of the Olympic gold-medalist Henry Cejudo on the UFC’s debut on ESPN+ and with that mind, the UFC have uploaded one of his most dominant wins to date to their official YouTube channel.
Dillashaw/Garbrandt II was a bout that proved TJ’s claim to being a top-5 P4P talent and one that well and truly earned him the right to fight in a matchup that will stand as his first super-fight to date.
Watch the UFC 227 headlining bout below:
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