UFC Fight Night Brooklyn: Cejudo vs Dillashaw Betting Odds and Picks
The UFC is going to Brooklyn for its first card of 2019 and its very first card ESPN following a seven-year agreement with Fox Sports. The event is headlined by a champion vs champion battle as bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw is dropping down to the flyweight division to take on Henry”The Messenger” Cejudo. Dillashaw is looking to become the seventh fighter to acquire belts in two different weight classes and is now a -230 favorite with Cejudo coming back in +180.
T.J. Dillashaw is averaging 5.38 significant strikes every second.
Henry Cejudo won gold at the 2008 Olympic Games.
Five of T.J. Dillashaw’s past seven wins have come through knockout.
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This is Cejudo’s second right fight as an underdog after he closed as a big +350 puppy against Demetrious”Mighty Mouse” Johnson, arguably the pound-for-pound greatest at the moment. The former Olympian outwrestled DJ en route to a split-decision victory to become the second-ever flyweight champion.
But it makes sense for Dillashaw to be favored because he is the larger man dropping down in fat. This is the fifth time ever that the UFC has had two sitting winners endure toe-to-toe and the fighter that has made the burden course move is 3-1 in the previous four fights, together with B.J. Penn’s loss to GSP in 2009 being the sole defeat. That having been said, Dillashaw is the first to fall down in weight to battle for a second belt, as B.J. Penn, Conor McGregor, Daniel Cormier and Amanda Nunes all moved up in weight as they appeared to fasten two straps at the same moment.