TJ Dillashaw congratulates friend Jesse Taylor on winning TUF

Jesse Taylor

Former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw sat cageside Friday night as his former Cal State Fullerton wrestling teammate, and TUF Redemption Team Dillashaw member, Jesse Taylor defeat Dhiego Lima to become the winner of TUF Redemption. Taylor’s win comes nine years after he was set to compete in the TUF Finale after advancing to the finals in The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs. Team Griffin.

The win was an extremely impressive one for Taylor, who used his wrestling to secure a submission win to solidify his place on the UFC roster.

Jesse Taylor

Check out Dillashaw’s post below:

Dillashaw wasn’t the only one to be thrilled for Taylor, as many members of the MMA community took to social media to congratulate Taylor:

YES!!! If anybody deserves it it's this guy never gave up never quit man I'm so happy for him!!! @jtmoneymma

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This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 7/8/2017.