TJ Dillashaw put his UFC bantamweight title on the line against former champion Cody Garbrandt in the headliner of tonight’s UFC 227 event from Los Angeles.
“Killashaw” and “No Love” head previously met at UFC 217 in New York, with TJ emerging victorious via second-round knockout.
Tonight’s rematch proved to be slightly different, as TJ Dillashaw finished Cody Garbrandt in round one instead of round two.
It was a similar shot to that from their previous encounter that had “No Love” in all sorts of trouble. Dillashaw would stay on Cody with relentless pressure and eventually forced the referee to mercifully step in and save Garbrandt from his own toughness.
Here is how the fighters reacted to TJ Dillashaw’s second consecutive stoppage victory over Cody Garbrandt.
— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) August 5, 2018
— Marion Reneau (@BelizeanBruiser) August 5, 2018
— Ian McCall (@Unclecreepymma) August 5, 2018
— Raphael Assuncao (@RaphaAssuncao) August 5, 2018
TJ is really the best in this division right now! Super skilled, talented, and a high fight IQ. Finishing instincts are sharp. Respect where it’s due. #UFC227
— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) August 5, 2018
— Marlon Moraes (@MMARLONMORAES) August 5, 2018
— Corey 'Overtime' Anderson (@CoreyA_MMA) August 5, 2018
Woooooooow!!! What a fight 👏🏾👏🏾 #UFC227
— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) August 5, 2018
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AND STILL!!!!!!!! @TJDillashaw 🐍
— Paige VanZant (@paigevanzant) August 5, 2018