The UFC is going to Brooklyn because of its first card of 2019 and its first card ESPN following a seven-year deal with Fox Sports. The event is headlined by a champion vs champion fight as bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw is dropping 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 a -230 favorite with Cejudo coming back at +180.
T.J. Dillashaw is averaging 5.38 significant strikes every second.
Henry Cejudo won gold . Five of T.J. Dillashaw’s last seven wins have come via knockout.
That is Cejudo’s second right fight as an underdog after he shut as a big +350 puppy against Demetrious”Mighty Mouse” Johnson, arguably the pound-for-pound greatest at the time. The Olympian outwrestled en route to some victory to become the second-ever flyweight champion.
But because he’s the man falling down in weight it makes sense to be preferred. This is the fifth time ever that the UFC has two sitting champions stand toe-to-toe along with the fighter that has made the weight course move is 3-1 in the previous four fights, with B.J. Penn’s loss to GSP in 2009 being the sole defeat. That having been said, Dillashaw is the first to drop down in weight to challenge for a second belt, since B.J. Penn, Conor McGregor, Daniel Cormier and Amanda Nunes all moved up in weight as they appeared to fasten two belts at the same moment.
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