The latest in a series of superfights went down at UFC's ESPN and ESPN+ debuts with the fate of an entire division possibly at stake.
Ever since UFC Flyweight Champion Henry Cejudo won the title from dominant champion Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson last year, the 125 pound division has been in question. While several fighters were released, the entire flyweight division wasn't canned as many suspected. Instead, UFC Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw was given a crack at the title.
Dillashaw had never fought as a Flyweight, but made the weight with ease. The fight itself was nothing nearing a success, as Cejudo quickly dropped Dillashaw and followed up with heavy strikes as the referee stepped in and called the end.
You can see an excerpt of our live coverage and video of the TKO below.
Round One: The round begins with Cejudo kicking Dillashaw in the midsection, Cejudo attempts a head kick after the fighters exchange leg kicks. Cejudo drops Dillashaw with a right and he pounces on him with a plethora of strikes until the referee jumps in.
Official Result: Henry Cejudo def. TJ Dillashaw by TKO via strikes (0:32, R1) to retain the title
Dillashaw protested the stoppage, but all was for naught. Cejudo called for a 135 pound re-match between the two and says that he hopes that it preserved the division.
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