UFC 227: Dillashaw vs

EDMONTON AB- SEPTEMBER 09 Henry Cejudo celebrates his knockout victory over Wilson Reis of Brazil in their flyweight bout during the UFC 215 event inside the Rogers Place

Henry Cejudo pulled off one of the most impressive upsets in mixed martial arts history at UFC 227.

Garbrandt's chin failed first as Dillashaw floored him with a powerful hook, which raised the decibel levels at the Staples Center.

"This is a dream come true", Cejudo said afterward.

In true UFC form, during Cejudo's post-fight interview, the new belt holder called out the victor of UFC 227's other co-main event, TJ Dillashaw vs. Dillashaw went in for the finish but didn't get it, but Garbrandt's legs weren't completely under him, and with another shot to get Garbrandt out of there, he didn't waste the second opportunity.

TJ Dillashaw took care of business in short order Saturday night, knocking out mortal enemy Cody Garbrandt for a second time. and retaining his bantamweight title. Dillashaw countered Garbrandt's aggression, dropping his opponent with a thunderous strike of his own - but unlike "No Love", Dillashaw kept his head and employed a more measured approach in pursuit of the win.

As for Garbrandt, 2 losses in a row to Dillashaw, the rivalry is closed, who knows what the future holds for the still promising young former champion, but a 3rd round with Dillashaw is not next after 2 KO losses.

After his historic flyweight title win, Cejudo said he wanted a crack at the bantamweight title next, and a shot at the night's main event victor.

"This cements my legacy as the greatest bantamweight of all time", Dillashaw said.

After the result, Dillashaw welcomed a challenge by newly crowned flyweight champion Henry Cejudo.

While Dominick Cruz may have something to say about that, he has certainly provided ample evidence to support his claim.

The decision win put a close to the second-longest title run in the organization's history (5 years, 10 months), ending Johnson's 14-fight unbeaten streak in the process. Johnson knocked out Cejudo in the first round of their first meeting in 2016, but Cejudo showed off everything he had learned in the interim. He now trains out of Los Angeles.

The rematch was a different kind of contest entirely as Cejudo, an Olympic gold medallist in freestyle wrestling, rallied from an early ankle injury to repeatedly disrupt the rhythm of "Mighty Mouse" with takedowns in the first of two title fights in Los Angeles.

Palm Springs native Cub Swanson didn't make it past the first round of his featherweight bout vs. The luminaries at cageside included Matt Damon, Chris Pratt, Miles Teller, Mickey Rourke and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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