Matches to Make After UFC 227

  • Matches to Make After UFC 227

Matches to Make After UFC 227

Coming into the UFC 227 early prelim bout, Torres flaunted an impressive undefeated career record - but that quickly changed, and UFC fans went wild. Garbrandt will look to match Dillashaw as a two-time champion, whereas Dillashaw will try to cement his legacy with another victory.

"This is a dream come true, from Olympic gold medalist to UFC champion", Cejudo said.

Cejudo will make his second bid for the UFC flyweight title pegged as a +350 underdog on the UFC 227 odds after picking up wins in his past two outings, including a second-round TKO win over Wilson Reis last September at UFC Edmonton that earned him his first Performance of the Night bonus since joining the UFC in 2014. Dillashaw lands a pretty leg kick to the body, As Dillashaw moves in low, Garbrandt catches him with a knee to the head.

For the first time in over 2,100 days, the UFC has a flyweight champion whose name is not Demetrious Johnson. "I got a little excited when I should have slowed down and finished him, but I got the job done". The 27-year-old had reached the top of the bantamweight division with a unanimous decision win over Cruz as a +185 underdog at UFC 207, and returns to the octagon for a second tilt with Dillashaw as a narrow -105 underdog.

After Cejudo's victory, the new 125-pound champ called for a superfight with the victor of the 135-pound main event.

Cejudo, 31, a native of Los Angeles, took home the decision on judges' scores of 48-47 (twice), which was the same score the third judge had in favor of Johnson. 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.

Johnson was the only man in UFC history to hold the undisputed UFC flyweight title, and in his last fight surpassed Anderson Silva to become the man with the most title defences in UFC history with his 11th successful defence.

Dillashaw held the 135-pound title belt for almost two years before losing it to Dominick Cruz on a debatable split decision in early 2016. He only started training in mixed martial arts in January 2013 - four months after Johnson first won his UFC belt.

Not long into the bout, Cejudo appeared to roll his left ankle, and for several moments, he had trouble putting weight on it. Johnson fired off a steady stream of kicks for the remainder of the round, and blitzed in with the odd flurry.

The show was the UFC's first in three years in downtown Los Angeles, and the first since local entertainment conglomerate Endeavor bought the promotion for $4 billion in 2016.