The UFC is heading to Brooklyn because of its first card of 2019 and its first card ESPN following a seven-year agreement 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.
Henry Cejudo won gold in wrestling at the 2008 Olympic Games.
Five of T.J. Dillashaw’s past seven wins have come via knockout.
Cejudo vs Dillashaw Fight Center
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This is Cejudo’s second straight fight as an underdog after he closed as a big +350 dog against Demetrious”Mighty Mouse” Johnson, arguably the pound-for-pound greatest at the moment. The former Olympian outwrestled DJ en route to some split-decision victory to become the second-ever flyweight champion.
However, it seems sensible for Dillashaw to be preferred because he’s the bigger man dropping down in fat. This is the fifth time that the UFC has had two sitting winners endure toe-to-toe and the fighter that has made the burden course move is 3-1 in the past four fights, with B.J. Penn’s loss to GSP in 2009 being the only defeat. That being said, Dillashaw is the first to drop down in weight to challenge for a second belt, as B.J. Penn, Conor McGregor, Daniel Cormier and Amanda Nunes all moved up in weight since they appeared to fasten two belts at the exact same time.