Dillashaw leaves no doubt, finishes Garbrandt for second time

DILLASHAW vs GARBRANDT

With a decisive first-round knockout in the main event of UFC 227, TJ Dillashaw may have put his rivalry with Cody Garbrandt to rest, as he successfully defended his UFC bantamweight title for the first time with a second finish of his former training partner at Los Angeles’ STAPLES Center.

“I am the best bantamweight of all-time,” said Dillashaw, who regained the 135-pound title from Garbrandt in their first bout in November 2017.

After refusing to touch gloves with his rival to start the fight, Garbrandt went on the attack to start, landing a hard kick to the body, but Dillashaw took it well and looked for his own opportunity to attack. With three minutes left, the two exchanged blows and got each other’s attention, and moments later, it was an even more heated exchange, this one seeing Dillashaw drop Garbrandt with a right hand. Dillashaw went in for the finish but didn’t get it, but Garbrandt’s legs weren’t completely under him, and with another shot to get Garbrandt out of there, he didn’t waste the second opportunity. Garbrandt tried to stay upright, but Dillashaw wasn’t about to be denied, and even as “No Love” made it back to his feet, a knee and a follow-up barrage finally brought in referee Herb Dean to halt the bout at 4:10 of the opening frame.

With the win, Dillashaw moves to 17-3. Garbrandt falls to 11-2.

Médias

Récent
Pour le champion poids coq TJ Dillashaw et Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone, monter sur leur Harley-Davidson les aident à relaxer.
11 déc. 2018
UFC fighters TJ Dillashaw and Cowboy Cerrone relax outside of training on their Harley Davidson's.
11 déc. 2018
Voyez le coup de pied à la tête épique d'Edson Barboza à l'endroit de Terry Etim à l'UFC 142.
11 déc. 2018
Alors que Milwaukee se prépare à accueillir l'avant-dernier été de 2018, soyez témoins des extraordinaires vies et camps d'entraînement de six des combattants en vedette de l'événement grâce à "UFC Road to the Octagon : Lee vs Iaquinta 2".
10 déc. 2018