The struggle between TJ Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt was. Though it lasted less than eight minutes, everybody who watched it knew the rematch was coming sooner rather than later. Dillashaw, who won the first bout via TKO, started as a -125 favorite with Garbrandt coming back at -105 for their rematch in 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 split was far from amicable and tensions between both sides have been high ever since.
Breaking dillashaw vs garbrandt down Dillashaw, that has won seven of the last eight fights, mixes an excellent mixture of aggression and footwork to completely conquer his opponent from the striking game. TJ is an accomplished wrestler at the high school and university level.
Garbrandt, who was undefeated before his reduction to Dillashaw, is experienced beyond his years, since the Ohioan was a state wrestling champion in high school and also an accomplished amateur boxer. You really can understand the boxing acumen, as he’s a patient counterpuncher who throws every attack with fight-ending intentions.
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