The UFC is heading to Brooklyn because of its very first card of 2019 and its first card ESPN after a seven-year deal with Fox Sports. The event is headlined by a champion vs champion battle as bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw is dropping down to the flyweight division to take on Henry”The Messenger” Cejudo. Dillashaw is looking to become the seventh fighter to acquire belts in two different weight classes and is now a -230 favored with Cejudo coming back at +180.
T.J. Dillashaw is averaging 5.38 significant strikes every second.
Henry Cejudo won gold in wrestling at the 2008 Olympic Games.
Five of T.J. Dillashaw’s past seven wins have come via knockout.
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This is Cejudo’s second straight fight as an underdog after he shut as a large +350 dog against Demetrious”Mighty Mouse” Johnson, arguably the pound-for-pound greatest in the moment. The former Olympian outwrestled DJ en route to some split-decision success to become the second-ever flyweight champion.
However, it makes sense for Dillashaw to be favored because he’s the larger man dropping down in weight. This is the fifth time that the UFC has had two sitting champions stand toe-to-toe and the fighter who has made the weight class move is 3-1 in the previous four fights, with B.J. Penn’s loss to GSP in 2009 function as the only defeat. That being 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 straps at the same moment.
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