The struggle between TJ Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt was a firefight that had no hope of going the distance. Though it lasted less than eight minutes, everyone who watched it knew the rematch was coming sooner rather than later. Dillashaw, who won the first bout via TKO, opened as a -125 favorite with Garbrandt coming back at -105 for their rematch in UFC 227.
Bad blood between former teammates
For some background to the animosity between both fighters, Garbrandt and Dillashaw used to train in precisely the same gym, Team Alpha Male. Dillashaw abandoned the gym to train with Elevation Fight Team. That split was far from amicable and tensions between the two sides have been high ever since.
Breaking down vs garbrandt Dillashaw, that has won seven of the last eight fights, mixes an superb mixture of aggression and footwork to completely overwhelm his opponent from the striking game. TJ is an accomplished wrestler at high school and university level.
Garbrandt, who had been undefeated before his loss to Dillashaw, is experienced beyond his years, since the Ohioan was a state wrestling champion in high school and an accomplished amateur fighter. You can really understand the boxing acumen, as he is a patient counterpuncher who yells each strike with fight-ending intentions.