The UFC is going to Brooklyn for its very first card of 2019 and its very first card ESPN after a seven-year deal with Fox Sports. The event is headlined by a winner vs winner battle as bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw is falling 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 favorite with Cejudo coming back in +180.
T.J. Dillashaw is averaging 5.38 significant strikes every second.
Gold was won by henry Cejudo . Five of T.J. Dillashaw’s past seven wins have come through knockout.
This is Cejudo’s second right fight as an underdog after he closed as a big +350 puppy contrary to Demetrious”Mighty Mouse” Johnson, arguably the pound-for-pound greatest at the moment. The Olympian outwrestled DJ en route to a victory to become the second-ever flyweight champion.
However, it makes sense to be favored because he’s the man dropping down in weight. Here is the fifth time ever that the UFC has had two sitting winners endure toe-to-toe and the fighter who has made the weight class move is 3-1 in the previous four fights, together with B.J. Penn’s reduction to GSP in 2009 being the only defeat. That being said, Dillashaw is the first to fall down in weight to challenge for another belt, since B.J. Penn, Conor McGregor, Daniel Cormier and Amanda Nunes all moved up in weight since they appeared to fasten two straps at the same moment.