The UFC is heading to Brooklyn because of its very first card 2019 and its very first card ESPN following a seven-year deal with Fox Sports. The event is headlined by a winner vs winner 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 now a -230 favored with Cejudo coming back in +180.
T.J. Dillashaw is averaging 5.38 significant strikes per minute.
Gold was won by henry Cejudo . Five of T.J. Dillashaw’s last seven wins have come via knockout.
That is Cejudo’s second straight fight as an underdog after he closed as a large +350 puppy against Demetrious”Mighty Mouse” Johnson, arguably the pound-for-pound best at the moment. The Olympian outwrestled DJ en route to a split-decision victory to become the second-ever flyweight champion.
However, because he’s the man falling down in 20, it makes sense to be favored. Here is the fifth time that the UFC has had two sitting winners endure toe-to-toe along with the fighter who has made the weight course move is 3-1 in the previous four fights, with B.J. Penn’s reduction to GSP in 2009 function as the only 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 as they looked to secure two belts at precisely the same time.