The first fight between TJ Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt was. Though it lasted less than eight minutes, everyone who watched it understood the rematch was coming sooner rather than later. Dillashaw, who won the first bout through TKO, started as a -125 favorite with Garbrandt coming back at -105 due to their rematch at UFC 227.
Bad blood between former teammates
For some background into the animosity between both fighters, Garbrandt and Dillashaw utilized to train in precisely the exact same gym, Team Alpha Male. Dillashaw left the gym so as to train with Elevation Fight Team. That divide was far from amicable and tensions between the two sides have been high ever since.
Breaking dillashaw vs garbrandt down Dillashaw, who has won seven of the last eight fights, mixtures an excellent combination of aggression and footwork to completely overwhelm his opponent in the striking game. TJ is also an accomplished wrestler in high school and university level.
Garbrandt, who had been undefeated before his loss to Dillashaw, is experienced beyond his years, as the Ohioan was a state wrestling champion in high school and an accomplished amateur fighter. You can really understand the boxing acumen, as he is a patient counterpuncher who yells each attack with fight-ending intentions.