A bantamweight title fight rematch featuring current champion TJ Dillashaw taking on former title holder Cody Garbrandt headlined Saturday’s UFC 227 event in Los Angeles.
The former teammates turned bitter rivals, Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw first met at November’s UFC 217 event in New York. After being dropped in the first-round, Dillashaw would storm back to earn an impressive knockout victory in round two.
Round one begins and Cody comes forward early. He throws a high kick which is blocked by Dillashaw. TJ is smiling. Cody comes forward with another high kick. Dillashaw misses with a low kick. Cody comes forward with a front kick that misses. TJ lands a jab followed by a low kick. Cody circles out and then takes the center of the octagon. Dillashaw with a kick to the body. Cody lands a nice punch that sends TJ backwards. Dillashaw leaps in with a spinning back fist that misses the mark. He lands a low kick. Both men start swinging wildly. TJ lands a big punch and then another that drops Cody. TJ hops on him and takes his back. Cody is holding on to TJ’s gloves and then scrambles back up to his feet. Dillashaw stays on Cody he appears to still be on wobbly legs. Another right hand from TJ and Cody is rocked. He’s back up against the fence and TJ begins unleashing a plethora of strikes. This is close to getting stopped. Somehow Cody is still on his feet. A big knee and more punches. The referee finally steps in and stops it.
Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov will finally meet inside the octagon!
UFC President Dana White made the announcement this past Friday in Los Angeles.
The current UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, will put his title and undefeated record on the line against former division champion Conor McGregor at UFC 229 on October 6 in Las Vegas.
“The Eagle” was last seen in action at April’s UFC 223 event in Brooklyn where he scored a unanimous decision victory over Al Iaquinta to capture the promotions vacant lightweight title.
Meanwhile, Conor McGregor has not competed inside the octagon since November of 2016 when he defeated Eddie Alvarez via second-round TKO to capture the UFC’s lightweight crown.
McGregor has since been stripped of both his featherweight and lightweight UFC titles due to inactivity.
Who do you think will emerge victorious at UFC 229, Conor or Khabib?
Former UFC lightweight title challenger Nate Diaz will return to the octagon this November when he takes on Dustin Poirier at Madison Square Garden.
Diaz has not competede inside the cage since suffering a controversial majority decision loss to Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 202 in August of 2016.
Meanwhile, Dustin Poirier was most recently seen in action at last month’s UFC on FOX event in Calgary, Alberta.
Poirier defeated former division title holder Eddie Alvarez that night in “Cowtown”, a win which propelled “The Diamond” right to the top of the UFC’s crowded lightweight title picture.
UFC 230 takes place November 3 live from Madison Square Garden in New York. The event headliner has yet to be named by the promotion.
Who are you picking to win this one? Diaz or Poirier?
Tonight’s UFC Boise event was headlined by a heavyweight tilt featuring former UFC champion Junior Dos Santos taking on former World Series of Fighting champion Blagoy Ivanov.
In the co-main event of the evening, “Super” Sage Northcutt took on Zak Ottow in a welterweight matchup.
Also featured on the card was the return of former featherweight title challenger Chad “Money” Mendes, who took on the always tough Myles Jury.
Get all of tonight’s UFC Boise live results below:
UFC Boise Main Card:
Junior Dos Santos vs. Blagoy Ivanov – Dos Santos def. Ivanov via unanimous decision (50-45 x3)
Sage Northcutt vs. Zak Ottow – Northcutt def. Ottow via TKO (hammer fists) at 3:13 of Round 2
Dennis Bermudez vs. Rick Glenn – Glenn def. Bermudez via split-decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
Randy Brown vs. Niko Price – Price def. Brown via knockout (hammer fists) in Round 2
Myles Jury vs. Chad Mendes – Mendes def. Jury via TKO at 2:52 of Round 1
Cat Zingano vs. Marion Reneau – Zingano def. Reneau via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 30-26)
Alejandro Perez vs. Eddie Wineland – Perez def. Wineland via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Darren Elkins vs. Alex Volkanovski — Volkanovski def. Elkins by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Said Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Scoggins — Nurmagomedov def. Scoggins by split decision (29-28 N, 28-29, 29-28)
Raoni Barcelos vs. Kurt Holobaugh — Barcelos def. Holobaugh by KO (punches) at 1:29 of Round Three
UFC Fight Pass Prelims:
Liz Carmouche vs. Jennifer Maia — Carmouche def. Maia by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Mark De La Rosa vs. Elias Garcia — De La Rosa def. Garcia by submission (rear naked choke) at 2:00 of Round One
Jessica Aguilar vs. Jodie Esquibel — Aguilar def. Esquibel by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)