The first fight between Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw was a strategic firefight that had no expectation of going the distance. Although it lasted less than eight minutes, everybody who watched it understood the rematch was coming sooner rather than later. Dillashaw, who won the first bout through TKO, opened as a -125 favored with Garbrandt coming back at -105 due to their rematch in UFC 227.
Bad blood between former teammates
For some background to the animosity between both fighters, Garbrandt and Dillashaw used to train at the exact same gym, Team Alpha Male. Dillashaw left the gym to train with Elevation Fight Team. That divide was amicable and tensions between both sides have been high ever since.
Breaking dillashaw vs garbrandt down Dillashaw, that has won seven of his last eight fights, mixtures an excellent mixture of aggression and footwork to completely overwhelm his opponent from the game that is spectacular. TJ is also an accomplished wrestler in high school and university level.
Garbrandt, who was undefeated before his reduction to Dillashaw, is experienced beyond his years, as 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’s a patient counterpuncher who throws every attack with fight-ending intentions.