Matches to Make After UFC 227

Matches to Make After UFC 227

Now, not only did Cejudo stake his claim as the best flyweight in the world, he made his plea immediately after the fight to become a two-division champion by facing the victor of Saturday's bantamweight title main event between TJ Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt. But Garbrandt got too excited and rushed in with winging punches, whereas Dillashaw stayed technical with straight shots.

Johnson was the only man in UFC history to hold the undisputed UFC flyweight title, and in his last fight surpassed Anderson Silva to become the man with the most title defences in UFC history with his 11th successful defence. Despite Dillashaw was rocked that counter landed! The 27-year-old had reached the top of the bantamweight division with a unanimous decision win over Cruz as a +185 underdog at UFC 207, and returns to the octagon for a second tilt with Dillashaw as a narrow -105 underdog.

The show was the UFC's first in three years in downtown Los Angeles, and the first since local entertainment conglomerate Endeavor bought the promotion for $4 billion in 2016. One of those defenses came against Cejudo at UFC 197, where Johnson stopped the Olympic gold medalist with vicious knees to the body.

"I believe I'm the best of all-time at bantamweight", said Dillashaw post-fight.

In true UFC form, during Cejudo's post-fight interview, the new belt holder called out the victor of UFC 227's other co-main event, TJ Dillashaw vs. The 135-pound title fight was an immediate rematch of a bout at UFC 217 in November that Dillashaw won via TKO in the second round.

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Former World No. 3 Stan Wawrinka was set to face American Donald Young right after Murray's match. The former British number one then made no mistake in serving out the match.

Earlier in the evening, veteran Cub Swanson aims to get back in the win column after back-to-back losses as he battles Renato Moicano in a clash of featherweights as a +285 underdog, while middleweight Kevin Holland makes his UFC promotional debut, battling Thiago Santos, also as a +285 underdog. "That's it: Best bantamweight of all time". "America is all about winners and the victor of this next fight, I want to fight that guy". The fight could have gone either way on the scorecards and a rubber-match is needed if Cejudo wants to prove that he is truly worthy of a "superfight" with Dillashaw.

Still, Garbrandt kept charging forward and it appeared he clipped Dillashaw with a good punch that he had to believe rattled the bantamweight champion. I wanna fight the victor at 135 pounds.

"He's a big dude and I would feel each time we would clash and he would get big shots off".

"I knew I was gonna flip the script on him", Dillashaw said.

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