Another title changed hands over the weekend (Sat., Nov. 4, 2017) at UFC 217 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside Madison Square Garden in New York City, as T.J. Dillashaw stunned Cody Garbrandt to reclaim the UFC bantamweight championship.
While Dillashaw looked much looser in the early going with hard leg kicks and constant movement, it was Garbrandt who landed the more meaningful shots when he decided to unload his bullet-fast combinations. “No Love” even landed a huge right hand that dropped Dillashaw as the first round came to an end.
But in the second round — after Dillashaw changed up his approach and started to sit on his punches and kicks for more power — Garbrandt ran into an enemy he couldn’t conquer. During an inside exchange, Dillashaw caught “No Love” with a right counter hook. The champion fell to the ground and Dillashaw followed up with heavy ground-and-pound before the referee jumped in for the knockout stoppage.
Check out the full fight video highlights above courtesy of UFC on FOX.
With this performance, Dillashaw takes back the title he lost to former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz last year. Most people thought it would have been Garbrandt to win this title fight by way of knockout, but “Killashaw” once again proved that he shows up big time in massive title fights. A superfight with UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson should be next for the new bantamweight king.
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