I don’t necessarily feel the heat between bantamweight champ TJ Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt. Maybe it’s because the UFC is pushing that angle so hard, maybe it’s because after a season of coaching TUF and a definitive ending to their last fight there Team Alpha Male-related beef should be quashed. Whatever it is, I’m not feeling it.
But when they meet again in the cage at this weekend’s UFC 227, you can bet I’ll be tuning in. Why? Because these dudes can fight. They are literally the two best bantamweights around, and it shows whenever they’re in the cage.
If you’ll recall, in their last meeting, Garbrandt had Dillashaw on the ropes for a bit. And then Dillashaw recovered and iced him – how awesome was that?
So for the sake of skill, and for the sake of glorious violence, it’ll be worth it to watch UFC 227 on Saturday night.
Are you going to watch? To help you decide, here’s their first fight.