A rematch against former champion Dominick Cruz could be an interesting matchup after Dillashaw lost a very close decision to him in their last fight. "I felt very disrespected all week, with all of the talk of a super fight so I am standing here now to say that I want the victor of the main event", said Cejudo.
Following his win, UFC color commentator Joe Rogan quickly asked Dillashaw about his interest in potentially facing new flyweight champion Henry Cejudo, who said he wanted the victor of the UFC 227 main event.
For whatever reasons, American fight fans, both in boxing and MMA, tend to not get as excited over the smaller guys.
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.
"It wasn't anything in sparring", Dillashaw said. If anyone deserves an immediate rematch, it's Johnson, who suffered his first loss in seven years. Furthermore, the only reason a superfight was being discussed for Johnson was due to the fact that he had completely cleaned out his division - the same can't be said for Cejudo.
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The fight didn't start out in Cejudo's favor as he appeared to turn an ankle in the opening round and limped at times as Johnson continued to switch stances and score with strikes from the outside.
Unfortunately as Garbrandt then charged forward by thinking there was blood in the water, Dillashaw unleashed a perfectly timed counter right hand that dropped the OH native down to the canvas. Garbrandt succumbed to blows 4:10 into Round 1. The knee press inevitably took the wind out of his opponent and before long Dean had little recourse but to call the fight with Garnbrandt in a defenseless position going forward. He plays a risky game. It was more when I hit him in the first fight with my foot.
Not only did Cejudo shake off the pain of his lower left leg, he relied on his size and grappling ability to begin to build a case on the scorecards in Round 2 by turning a relatively uneventful round in his favor late by pushing the pace and taking Johnson down before using his weight to lay all over him until the horn.
And with back-to-back wins over "No Love", Dillashaw believes his rivalry with the OH native and TAM is now a thing of the past. "I was born right here in Los Angeles, in a two-bedroom apartment".