TJ Dillashaw strengthened his claims to being the best bantamweight fighter of all time together with his second knockout win over adversary, Cody Garbrandt, in the principle occasion of UFC 227 in Los Angeles on Saturday evening.
Though Garbrandt’s demise of their first bout had put all the way down to a again damage, Dillashaw handle to enhance on the second spherical win with a primary spherical stoppage.
After securing the primary title defence of his second title reign, Dillashaw agreed to a battle with Henry Cejudo, who known as for the winner of the bantamweight title battle following his dethroning of Demetrious Johnson earlier within the co-main occasion.
TJ Dillashaw punches Cody Garbrandt of their UFC bantamweight championship battle
Dillashaw knees Garbrandt simply earlier than the referee stops the battle within the first spherical at UFC 227
The turning level of the battle befell when it seemed as if Garbrandt had caught the champion flush, which Dillashaw famous in his post-fight interview.
‘He received me good. However nothing (vital sufficient) that I wasn’t there,’ he informed Joe Rogan after the battle.
Simply when it seemed as if Garbrandt had his foe harm, Dillashaw fired again touchdown two proper palms that knocked the challenger to the bottom. He trapped Garbrandt’s arm as he turtled up, touchdown elbows. He continued to swarm Garbrandt as he received again to his ft, connecting with an enormous knee that spelled the start of the tip for Garbrandt.
Within the co-main occasion, Henry Cejudo ended the longest title reign in UFC historical past with a cut up resolution win over Demetrious Johnson, calling on the wrestling abilities that received him an Olympic gold medal to get the job completed within the rematch.
Following what might be remembered as the best title battle within the historical past of the burden division, Cejudo known as for a showdown with the winner of the principle occasion.
Dillashaw celebrates after his emphatic knockout victory over his largest bantamweight rival
‘The winner of this subsequent battle, I wish to battle that man. DJ did not go up. I am going up! I would like that belt too!’ stated Cejudo in his post-fight interview.
Within the early exchanges, Cejudo appeared to roll his ankle, which brought about him some bother as Johnson pressed ahead and chipped away at his lead leg. After chasing a lot of the opening 10 minutes, he scored a takedown on the finish of the second spherical.
After having success together with his wrestling, the Olympic gold medalist repeated the technique within the third and fourth rounds; he efficiently took ‘Mighty Mouse’ down in direction of the tip of the fourth after taking the brunt of the injury within the hanging forwards and backwards.
Cejudo threatened with a number of takedowns within the ultimate spherical within the face of Johnson’s leg kicks. The duo completed out the epic battle exchanging with one another within the pocket as the ultimate bell sounded.
Renato ‘Moicano’ Carneiro known as for a rematch with Brian Ortega following his first spherical dispatch of perennial title contender, Cub Swanson.
Henry Cejudo (left) punches Demetrious Johnson of their UFC flyweight championship battle
Cejudo subdues his opponent within the Octagon on his approach to sealing a featherweight title victory
Cejudo celebrates after his split-decision victory over Johnson within the flyweight championship
The promising Brazilian pushed his inventory to a complete new stage as he dropped Swanson with a jab earlier than ending him with a rear-naked choke.
Talking after the win, ‘Moicano’ urged the UFC to offer him an opportunity to avenge the only real lack of his profession. He was successful on the judges’ scorecards earlier than Ortega completed him with a patented guillotine within the ultimate spherical of their featherweight conflict two years in the past.
JJ Aldrich highlighted a weak spot in jiu-jitsu skilled Polyana Viana’s sport as she outstruck her to win a unanimous resolution, handing the Brazilian her second profession loss within the course of.
Aldrich, who’s a coaching associate of strawweight champion Rose Namajunas, pressured Viana to drag guard in a effort to get the battle on her phrases late on. Aldrich’s willingness to clinch with the grappling ace underlined her confidence, regardless that she entered the bout as an underdog.
Renato Moicano, prime, hits Cub Swanson throughout their featherweight battle in Los Angeles
Moicano, left, chokes Swanson on his approach to successful their battle at UFC 227 on Saturday
Ranked veteran Thiago Santos proved an excessive amount of for newcomer Kevin Holland of their entertaining middleweight contest, which opened the occasion’s most important card.
Holland’s unorthodox offence brought about the Brazilian some issue over the 15 minutes. At one stage, the debutant tried a leaping omaplata and showcased some slick sweeps within the second spherical as reversed place with a kimura.
Santo’s aggressive floor and pound doubtless received him the nod on the judges’ scorecards. He waded in on his opponent each time he took prime place, and was the clear winner after three rounds
Brett Johns confirmed super coronary heart regardless of dropping his second consecutive resolution, this time to extremely ranked Brazilian, Pedro Munhoz.
The Welshman fought valiantly regardless that he was dropped on a number of events with physique pictures and chopping leg kicks. He evaded Munhoz’s patented guillotine on a number of events, and little question received quite a lot of followers together with his gritty show.
Pedro Munhoz, proper, will get hit by Brett Johns throughout their bantamweight battle at UFC 227