TJ Dillashaw was the bantamweight champ until he got out-hustled by Dominick Cruz. Cody Garbrandt became champ when he out-hustled Cruz (and added breakdancing into the mix). Ladies and gentlemen, your UFC 217 co-main event pits Dillashaw against Garbrandt. I guarantee there will be some hustle involved.
As perhaps one of the leading proponents of the ‘constant erratic movement’ style of fighting, Dillashaw wastes no time zooming around the Octagon, dipping in to throw strikes before disappearing in another direction before Garbrandt can tag him. But Garbrandt is champ for a reason, and like Dillashaw he’s fast, so when Dillashaw teleports in range, Garbrandt blasts him with a flurry. The counters keep coming, and near the end of the round, Garbrandt’s heavy hands find their mark. A stunned Dillashaw is save by the bell.
Emboldened by his success in Round 1, Garbrandt starts his dancing routine, and he stuffs a takedown attempt. Dillashaw drops him with a high-kick, and then it’s gunfight time, with the duo standing in front of each other swinging away. And then… Dillashaw lands one flush on Garbrandt’s chin, and that’s it, it’s all over.
Results: TJ Dillashaw def. Cody Garbrandt via KO (Punches) at 2:41, R2