The first fight between Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw was. Although it lasted less than eight minutes, everyone who watched it knew the rematch was coming sooner rather than later. Dillashaw, who won the first bout through TKO, started as a -125 favored with Garbrandt coming back in -105 for their rematch at UFC 227.
Bad blood between former teammates
For some background to the animosity between the two fighters, Garbrandt and Dillashaw utilized to train at precisely the exact same gym, Team Alpha Male. Dillashaw abandoned the gym in order to train with Elevation Fight Team. That split was amicable and tensions between both sides have been high ever since.
Breaking vs garbrandt down Dillashaw, who has won seven of his last eight fights, mixes an excellent mixture of aggression and footwork to completely overwhelm his opponent in the striking game. TJ is an accomplished wrestler in high school and university level.
Garbrandt, who was undefeated before his reduction to Dillashaw, is experienced beyond his years, as the Ohioan was a state wrestling champion in high school and an accomplished amateur fighter. You really can see the boxing acumen, as he’s a patient counterpuncher who yells each attack with fight-ending intentions.
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