T.J. Dillashaw Stops Cody Garbrandt To Recapture UFC Title


Cody Garbrandt had early success, but lost his championship to T.J. Dillashaw.

The time for talking was over as the co-main event of UFC 217 had arrived. Bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt put his title on the line against former teammate T.J. Dillashaw. The championship clash was held inside Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Early on, Dillashaw blocked a high kick. A leg kick was there for Dillashaw. Garbrandt tried capitalizing on a missed head kick. A leg kick was there for Dillashaw, but Garbrandt blitzed with strikes. A quick left hook connected for Garbrandt.

Dillashaw got in a right hand with 15 seconds left in the round. Dillashaw was dropped with a right hand near the end of the round. Dillashaw went back to his corner on wobbly legs.

Garbrandt ducked a head kick and put on some dance moves. Dillashaw went for a takedown, but got shoved off. Garbrandt got dropped with a head kick. Dillashaw rocked his opponent with a shot and finished Garbrandt.

Final Result: T.J. Dillashaw def. Cody Garbrandt via TKO (strikes) – R2, 2:41

  • Draven

    Dillashaw gave Garbrandt a taste of humble pie.

    • JamesC

      Yes, he did. Now on to the next one. Cant wait to see TJ vs DJ for the P4P title. However, I don’t think it should be at 125.

      1. We have never seen TJ make the weight so to invest in something like that is foolish.

      2. Why should DJ be the guy with nothing to lose and everything to gain. He has earned the right because he cleaned out a division to fight for his second title. TJ just won the belt and when he had it before he won a rematch and a no name in his title defenses then lost to an older guy who fought once in 5 years.

      3. Having him fight at 125 is an advantage for DJ because TJ will be more drained.

      4. Also one other thing. If Edgar wins against Holloway. He might want to drop to 135 for a true super fight and to became the GOAT. Having TJ wins…where does he stay. Do we now set up a second DJ fight.

      5. Its always weird when a bigger guy is calling out a smaller guy kinda looks like a bully.

      6. I think Cejudo is a horrible matchup for TJ at 125 if he stays there. He has more longevity at 134 imo