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UFC 227 Results: TJ Dillashaw Does It Again, Smashing Cody Garbrandt Ever Quicker Than Before

The last time they fought, it took TJ Dillashaw about a round and a half to knock then-champ Cody Garbrandt out. This time around, it took less than a round.

In the main event of UFC 227, bantamweight top dog Dillashaw gave former teammate-now rival Garbrandt his immediate rematch, and you have to think that maybe Garbrandt should’ve taken some extra time off to work on those holes Dillashaw keeps exploiting.

Yes, they threw down, firing fists that were almost faster than bullets while flitting into range and flitting out. And since we both know these guys are capable of banging, and putting people away with the heat they throw, at any moment either guy could’ve gone down.

But Dillashaw simply has Garbrandt’s number, and has a firm handle on when to unleash those counters, and soon it was a knee and some punches that had Garbrandt sinking to the canvas once more.

It was a pretty badass performance by both, but Dillashaw… he’s the man.

 

Results: TJ Dillashaw def. Cody Garbrandt via TKO (Punches) at 4:17, R1

 

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UFC 227 Results: TJ Dillashaw Does It Again, Smashing Cody Garbrandt Ever Quicker Than Before

The last time they fought, it took TJ Dillashaw about a round and a half to knock then-champ Cody Garbrandt out. This time around, it took less than a round.

In the main event of UFC 227, bantamweight top dog Dillashaw gave former teammate-now rival Garbrandt his immediate rematch, and you have to think that maybe Garbrandt should’ve taken some extra time off to work on those holes Dillashaw keeps exploiting.

Yes, they threw down, firing fists that were almost faster than bullets while flitting into range and flitting out. And since we both know these guys are capable of banging, and putting people away with the heat they throw, at any moment either guy could’ve gone down.

But Dillashaw simply has Garbrandt’s number, and has a firm handle on when to unleash those counters, and soon it was a knee and some punches that had Garbrandt sinking to the canvas once more.

It was a pretty badass performance by both, but Dillashaw… he’s the man.

 

Results: TJ Dillashaw def. Cody Garbrandt via TKO (Punches) at 4:17, R1

 

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UFC 227 Results: TJ Dillashaw Does It Again, Smashing Cody Garbrandt Ever Quicker Than Before

The last time they fought, it took TJ Dillashaw about a round and a half to knock then-champ Cody Garbrandt out. This time around, it took less than a round.

In the main event of UFC 227, bantamweight top dog Dillashaw gave former teammate-now rival Garbrandt his immediate rematch, and you have to think that maybe Garbrandt should’ve taken some extra time off to work on those holes Dillashaw keeps exploiting.

Yes, they threw down, firing fists that were almost faster than bullets while flitting into range and flitting out. And since we both know these guys are capable of banging, and putting people away with the heat they throw, at any moment either guy could’ve gone down.

But Dillashaw simply has Garbrandt’s number, and has a firm handle on when to unleash those counters, and soon it was a knee and some punches that had Garbrandt sinking to the canvas once more.

It was a pretty badass performance by both, but Dillashaw… he’s the man.

 

Results: TJ Dillashaw def. Cody Garbrandt via TKO (Punches) at 4:17, R1

 

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UFC 227 Results: TJ Dillashaw Does It Again, Smashing Cody Garbrandt Ever Quicker Than Before

The last time they fought, it took TJ Dillashaw about a round and a half to knock then-champ Cody Garbrandt out. This time around, it took less than a round.

In the main event of UFC 227, bantamweight top dog Dillashaw gave former teammate-now rival Garbrandt his immediate rematch, and you have to think that maybe Garbrandt should’ve taken some extra time off to work on those holes Dillashaw keeps exploiting.

Yes, they threw down, firing fists that were almost faster than bullets while flitting into range and flitting out. And since we both know these guys are capable of banging, and putting people away with the heat they throw, at any moment either guy could’ve gone down.

But Dillashaw simply has Garbrandt’s number, and has a firm handle on when to unleash those counters, and soon it was a knee and some punches that had Garbrandt sinking to the canvas once more.

It was a pretty badass performance by both, but Dillashaw… he’s the man.

 

Results: TJ Dillashaw def. Cody Garbrandt via TKO (Punches) at 4:17, R1

 

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UFC 227 Results: TJ Dillashaw Does It Again, Smashing Cody Garbrandt Ever Quicker Than Before

The last time they fought, it took TJ Dillashaw about a round and a half to knock then-champ Cody Garbrandt out. This time around, it took less than a round.

In the main event of UFC 227, bantamweight top dog Dillashaw gave former teammate-now rival Garbrandt his immediate rematch, and you have to think that maybe Garbrandt should’ve taken some extra time off to work on those holes Dillashaw keeps exploiting.

Yes, they threw down, firing fists that were almost faster than bullets while flitting into range and flitting out. And since we both know these guys are capable of banging, and putting people away with the heat they throw, at any moment either guy could’ve gone down.

But Dillashaw simply has Garbrandt’s number, and has a firm handle on when to unleash those counters, and soon it was a knee and some punches that had Garbrandt sinking to the canvas once more.

It was a pretty badass performance by both, but Dillashaw… he’s the man.

 

Results: TJ Dillashaw def. Cody Garbrandt via TKO (Punches) at 4:17, R1

 

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UFC 227 Primer: Cody Garbrandt Could Easily Be Champ Again

Not to take anything away from TJ Dillashaw, but Cody Garbrandt could easily wind up wearing that bantamweight championship belt again.

Yes, Dillashaw was already the champ once before, and when he dethroned Garbrandt, it was via fast and furious knockout – which is a pretty definitive ending to any fight. But…

…When Dillashaw and Garbrandt clashed at UFC 217, the really banged the hell out of each other. It could have just as easily been Garbrandt catching Dillashaw, and when they meet in the main event of UFC 227 on Saturday, that could totally happen.

Will it be a fun, fantastic fight? Heck yeah. Both men are truly the best the bantamweight division has to offer, plus Garbrandt has exceptional dancing skills. Could Dillashaw win again? Sure. Could Garbrandt win this time? Fo’ sheezy.

Here’s a sample of Garbrandt in action.

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UFC 227 Primer: Cody Garbrandt Could Easily Be Champ Again

Not to take anything away from TJ Dillashaw, but Cody Garbrandt could easily wind up wearing that bantamweight championship belt again.

Yes, Dillashaw was already the champ once before, and when he dethroned Garbrandt, it was via fast and furious knockout – which is a pretty definitive ending to any fight. But…

…When Dillashaw and Garbrandt clashed at UFC 217, the really banged the hell out of each other. It could have just as easily been Garbrandt catching Dillashaw, and when they meet in the main event of UFC 227 on Saturday, that could totally happen.

Will it be a fun, fantastic fight? Heck yeah. Both men are truly the best the bantamweight division has to offer, plus Garbrandt has exceptional dancing skills. Could Dillashaw win again? Sure. Could Garbrandt win this time? Fo’ sheezy.

Here’s a sample of Garbrandt in action.

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UFC 227 Primer: Who Wants to See Dillashaw Knock Out Garbrandt Again?

I don’t necessarily feel the heat between bantamweight champ TJ Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt. Maybe it’s because the UFC is pushing that angle so hard, maybe it’s because after a season of coaching TUF and a definitive ending to their last fight there Team Alpha Male-related beef should be quashed. Whatever it is, I’m not feeling it.

But when they meet again in the cage at this weekend’s UFC 227, you can bet I’ll be tuning in. Why? Because these dudes can fight. They are literally the two best bantamweights around, and it shows whenever they’re in the cage.

If you’ll recall, in their last meeting, Garbrandt had Dillashaw on the ropes for a bit. And then Dillashaw recovered and iced him – how awesome was that?

So for the sake of skill, and for the sake of glorious violence, it’ll be worth it to watch UFC 227 on Saturday night.

Are you going to watch? To help you decide, here’s their first fight.

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Midnight Mania! Romero Taunts Cormier, DC Shuts Him Down Again

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Yoel Romero’s clapback at Daniel Cormier was pretty good. The two-time middleweight title challenger, who has only lost to Robert Whittaker in the UFC, (the second fight by the narrowest of margins) pointed out that getting a title shot a division up after a loss was not too far from what Cormier himself accomplished at UFC 226. Of course, Cormier’s second loss to Jon Jones was turned into a no-contest after Jones popped for steroids, and he defended the title against Volkan Oezdemir after that, but those are just technicalities.

And, to back up Cormier’s admittance that Romero would likely have beaten him in straight wrestling, Romero’s manager Abraham Kawa posted his wrestling credentials.

That drew a response from Cormier, who was having none of it, and told Romero to keep dreaming. He pointed out the flaw in Romero’s argument, and also indicated that he thinks it is Romero’s manager’s brother, Malki Kawa, that is posting on his behalf.

Of course, Romero missed weight by 4 ounces after the commission stopped his weight cutting an hour early. Cormier, over by 1.2 pounds at UFC 210, went a much simpler route.

This fight won’t happen yet, if it happens at all. Cormier has way too important a money fight on his horizon in Brock Lesnar to risk it against Yoel Romero. Maybe Shogun Rua. (Please, not Shogun Rua)

I’ll accept Yoel Romero vs. Jon Jones instead, after the requisite Romero win over ranked light heavyweight competition.


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‘Emotional’ Weichel Won’t Lose Focus Again During ‘Pitbull’ Rematch In Rome

Bellator 203: “Pitbull vs Weichel 2” comes to Foro Italico in Rome, Italy, this Saturday evening (July 14, 2018), featuring a main event between Featherweight champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire (26-4) defending his 145-pound title against Daniel Weichel (39-9) for a second time.

Weichel’s first chance to dethrone Freire came at Bellator 138 in St. Louis, Mo., filling in for an injured Georgi Karakhanyan. Weichel had Freire badly hurt at the end of the first round only for Freire to get a much-needed minute to recover. And just 32 seconds later, Freire came roaring back to finish Weichel by knockout. Since that time, Weichel has gone on a four-fight win streak to earn his second chance at the title. Meanwhile, Freire would lose the belt for a short time only to regain the title from Daniel Straus in an epic fourth encounter between the two last year.

MMAmania.com spoke to Weichel about how he intends to avenge his loss to Freire in a match that he was originally supposed to happen at Bellator 188 until Freire pulled out with an injury.

“It’s been a great camp, you know? I didn’t really take too much time off after the fight got canceled. Of course, I got one or two weeks (of) keeping it easy, but basically I was on the mat until then and kept training and kept preparing for the next fight.”

That’s a pretty long time to only take “one or two weeks” off given the fight was originally set for Nov. 2017! Nevertheless, Weichel is not only ready for a fight this weekend … he’s more than ready.

“It is exactly like that! Just give me a big meal (*laughing*) and after that I can go and fight.”

If he wasn’t eager to fight already the “fighting words” used by Freire may put him on edge, starting with the accusation that Weichel actually lost two recent fights he won by split decision.

“You know I think with Emmanuel Sanchez, I think I won this fight clearly. I know it was a close fight, but I won the fight, definitely. With John Teixeira I know it was a very close fight, but I feel I had the advantage from the second round on. My punches were more specific and I had a better impact on the punches. Yeah, I think I really won the close fight with Teixeira.”

You could watch the Sanchez fight three times and draw three different conclusions (as the judges did), but on our unofficial scorecard I gave Teixeira two rounds. Still, Freire seems to have an even bigger gripe with the fact he’s facing an old opponent again.

“If you look at the last fight (between us) it makes sense to have a rematch, especially when you see what happened in the first round and that I was close to finishing. Okay, he won the fight, I don’t take anything away from him. But, also I think I fought the toughest contenders who were out there and there’s no one else out there who they can put in front of him who’s a fair No. 1 contender.”

As you might expect, “Pitbull” had an answer for that, too, saying that no matter how close Weichel was to finishing him in the first round, he proved who was better by getting his hand raised at the end.

“I don’t take anything away from (him on) that, but I know where my mistake was. It was not a technical fault, it was like an emotional fault. Like … I lost my focus for a tenth of a second, and I paid for it. This is not gonna happen again, and I will make it different this time.”

If emotions got the better of Weichel the first time they fought, does he have to reign in his emotions for this rematch, especially if he puts Freire in danger once again?

“I am aggressive and I will be aggressive in this fight, but I’ll keep it inside of me. I won’t rush. I have my game plan, I have my focus, and I will execute that. So as long as I keep my focus, I don’t see how he can do anything with me.”

Since “Pitbull” had made it very clear he was tired of rematches and felt the fans (and him. obviously) deserved fresh fights, the $ 64,000 question was in the air — would Weichel give a third fight to Freire if he won the title?

“It always depends on how the fight plays out. If it’s a close fight, I think he would deserve a rematch, but yeah it all depends on how this fight goes.”

No matter how it goes Weichel is very happy that Bellator brought this fight card to Rome, which for him also brings it much closer to home in Frankfurt, Germany.

“I feel great about it in many ways. Of course it’s a short flight, that’s really really good, but also a lot of my friends and fans and family are coming with me to Rome. My parents and my brother will be there, a lot of guys from our gym will come to watch and support me, so I will have great energy out there and I’m already very thankful and grateful to have so many amazing supporters over there.”

Since a lot of fans compare Weichel’s features to famous actor/musician Drake, I asked Weichel if we might get a song from Drake’s new album “Scorpion” for his entrance to feed off that energy.

“It’s quite possible, but I haven’t made the final decision, so it will be a surprise.”

What won’t be a surprise is a fantastic bout between two of the promotion’s best Featherweights going today in the main event of Bellator 203 in Rome, Italy.

Complete audio of our interview is embedded above, and complete coverage of “Pitbull vs. Weichel 2” resides here at MMA Mania all week long.

To check out the latest Bellator MMA-related news and notes be sure to hit up our comprehensive news archive right here.

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