The fight between Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw was. Although it lasted less than eight minutes, everybody who watched it understood the rematch was coming sooner rather than later. Dillashaw, who won the first bout via TKO, opened as a -125 favorite with Garbrandt coming back in -105 for their rematch in UFC 227.
Bad blood between teammates
For some background into the animosity between the two fighters, Garbrandt and Dillashaw used to train in precisely the same gym, Team Alpha Male. Dillashaw abandoned the gym in order to train with Elevation Fight Team. That divide was amicable and tensions between the two sides have been high ever since.
Breaking down dillashaw vs garbrandt Dillashaw, who has won seven of his last eight fights, mixes an excellent mixture of aggression and footwork to completely conquer his opponent in the striking game. TJ is an accomplished wrestler in the high school and college level.
Garbrandt, who was undefeated before his loss to Dillashaw, is experienced beyond his years, as the Ohioan was a state wrestling champion in high school and an accomplished amateur boxer. 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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