The first fight between TJ Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt was a strategic firefight that had no hope of moving the distance. Although 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 through TKO, opened as a -125 favorite with Garbrandt coming back in -105 for their rematch in UFC 227.
Bad blood between teammates
For some background into the animosity between both fighters, Garbrandt and Dillashaw used to train at precisely the exact same gym, Team Alpha Male. Dillashaw abandoned the gym so as to train with Elevation Fight Team. That split was far from amicable and tensions between the two sides are high ever since.
Breaking down vs garbrandt Dillashaw, that has won seven of his last eight fights, mixes an excellent combination of aggression and footwork to completely overwhelm his opponent from the game that is spectacular. TJ is an accomplished wrestler at high school and university level.
Garbrandt, who had been 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 can really understand the boxing acumen, as he is a patient counterpuncher who yells each attack with fight-ending intentions.
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