The fight between TJ Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt was. Though it lasted less than eight minutes, everyone 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 at -105 due to their rematch at UFC 227.
Bad blood between teammates
For some background to the animosity between both fighters, Garbrandt and Dillashaw used to train at precisely the exact same gym, Team Alpha Male. Dillashaw left the gym in order to train with Elevation Fight Team. That divide was far from amicable and tensions between both sides are high ever since.
Breaking vs garbrandt down Dillashaw, that has won seven of his last eight fights, mixtures an excellent mixture of aggression and footwork to completely conquer his opponent from the striking game. TJ is also an accomplished wrestler at the high school and college level.
Garbrandt, who had been undefeated before his loss to Dillashaw, is experienced beyond his years, since the Ohioan was a state wrestling champion in high school and an accomplished amateur fighter. You can really understand the boxing acumen, as he is a patient counterpuncher who throws every strike with fight-ending intentions.
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