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Matches to Make After UFC 227

Matches to Make After UFC 227”

T.J. Dillashaw simply repeated himself, only quicker.

Gold will also be on the line in the co-headliner, where the sport's pound-for-pound king, Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson, rematches Henry Cejudo for the flyweight title. Cejudo won 28-27 on two of the three judges' scorecards to beat Johnson (27-3-1), who had won 13 consecutive fights since 2012 and had defended his 125-pound belt a UFC-record 11 straight times.

"I came in, I was knocked out in the first round two years ago, and this time I came in and defeated the legend and now I'm the champion", Cejudo said immediately after the bout. "I love to fight and I thank you all for your support", said Dillashaw from The Octagon at Staples Center.

The pair met in the main event of UFC 227 in Los Angeles in a hotly-anticipated rematch for the bantamweight title, and once again it was Dillashaw whose power and composure held sway in another wild fight. Dillashaw lands a pretty leg kick to the body, As Dillashaw moves in low, Garbrandt catches him with a knee to the head.

Garbrandt, clearly feeling the pace, was caught with a right hand as he looked for a takedown, giving Dillashaw the opportunity he needed to swarm against his opponent who was now trapped against the fence. I only said Brian Ortega's name because he is ranked number one but my goal is to be world champion and I think I have earned my opportunity. I got a little excited when I should've slowed down and finished him, but I got the job done. I've lost before, when I fought Dom (Dominick Cruz).

After Cejudo's victory, the new 125-pound champ called for a superfight with the victor of the 135-pound main event. "Here now", before welcoming a challenge from newly-minted flyweight champion Henry Cejudo in a prospective "catchweight" bout.

It was the ultimate redemption for Cejudo as few gave him a chance to put an end to Johnson's dominant run as the inaugural flyweight champion. Although successful in striking, Johnson didn't have his usual resourceful performance in his return from a career-long layoff of 10 months.

Cejudo was born in Los Angeles, and he won an Olympic gold medal in freestyle wrestling as a 21-year-old phenomenon in 2008, becoming the youngest American to win a gold medal.



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