The first fight between TJ Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt was a firefight that had no hope of going the distance. Although it lasted less than eight minutes, everyone who watched it knew the rematch was coming sooner rather than later. Dillashaw, who won the first bout through TKO, opened as a -125 favorite with Garbrandt coming back at -105 due to their rematch in UFC 227.
Bad blood between teammates
For some background into the animosity between both fighters, Garbrandt and Dillashaw utilized to train in precisely the exact same gym, Team Alpha Male. Dillashaw left the gym in order to train with Elevation Fight Team. That split was far from amicable and tensions between the two sides are high ever since.
Breaking vs garbrandt down Dillashaw, that has won seven of the last eight fights, mixtures an excellent combination of aggression and footwork to completely conquer his opponent from the striking game. TJ is also an accomplished wrestler at both the high school and college level.