It’s been just 4 months since TJ Dillashaw lost the UFC bantamweight championship to Dominick Cruz in Boston in January, but it appears as though the former champ is looking to return to the Octagon sooner rather than later.
According to Megan Olivi, Dillashaw could wind up fighting on UFC 200 on July 9th against Raphael Assuncao. Assuncao was the last man to defeat Dillashaw before Cruz did in January. The loss to Assuncao was a controversial one, with Dillashaw losing via razor thin split decision.
Assuncao hasn’t fought since October of 2014, when he defeated Bryan Caraway via unanimous decision. The win made it 7 straight for Assuncao who could very well earn himself a shot at the winner of Cruz vs. Faber III at UFC 199 if he defeats Dillashaw.
Unfortunately however, Dillashaw has yet to agree to the rematch to Assuncao. With that being said, Ariel Helwani has caught word that Dillashaw “probably” will agree to the fight.