TJ Dillashaw vs. Cody Garbrandt UFC 227 Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction - 8/4/18
Cody Garbrandt vs TJ Dillashaw
UFC: Saturday, August 4, 2018 (Staples Center)
The Line: TJ Dillashaw -125/ Cody Garbrandt +100 Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The main event for UFC 227 will be for the UFC Bantamweight Championship. This fight will be a rematch between current champion, TJ Dillashaw, and former champion, Cody Garbrandt. Both fighters have massive egos and are very confident in their abilities so we should be able to watch a great fight.
The last time these two fighters met was last November at UFC 217 in New York. Both fighters fought well with Cody Garbrandt getting knocked out by TJ Dillashaw in the second round. This was the last fight that either fighter was involved in meaning that the memory of this clash will be very fresh. TJ Dillashaw will use that memory as confidence since he knows he is fighting a fighter he has knocked out before. That being said, Cody Garbrandt is a very talented fighter and the champion will need to be very careful in ensuring that he is not complacent.
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On the other side of the ring, Cody Garbrandt will look for redemption. The loss at UFC 217 was the first time that Garbrandt has lost in his MMA career and he will be determined to ensure he can win at UFC 227. Cody Garbrandt will also be aware that his might be the last time he can challenge for this title while Dillashaw is champion so he will be determined to ensure that he makes full use of this opportunity.
This should be a really close fight. Neither fighter will see themselves as clear favorites but I am going to make a bold prediction and suggest that Cody Garbrandt will regain his title. Cody Garbrandt has looked a better fighter all during his career and the loss at UFC 217 was very out of character. I am expecting the challenger to show TJ Dillashaw who the real champion is and win this fight. As far as betting is concerned, we are getting a great price wagering Cody Garbrandt winning so that is the wager I am going to suggest. I am also expecting Cody Garbrandt to knockout TJ Dillashaw so any bet with that involved is also suggested.