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Cory Sandhagen vs TJ Dillashaw Tips
- This is the main event of UFC Vegas 32
- Bout to take place at UFC Apex in Nevada on Saturday night (Sunday morning BST)
- Sandhagen is coming off back-to-back wins
- Ex-champ Dillashaw returns after serving a two-year suspension for doping
Cory Sandhagen is out to spoil the return of former champ TJ Dillashaw. (Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
What an absolute corker of a Main Event we have in store this weekend as the #2 ranked UFC Bantamweight Cory Sandhagen (14-2-0) goes to battle with former UFC Champ TJ Dillashaw (16-4-0).
Sandhagen’s last loss in the UFC came at the hands of current champ Aljamain Sterling but he is riding a two-fight win streak into this weekend.
Back to back KO wins against Marlon Moraes and Frankie Edgar has put him right back in title contention and a win over Dillashaw would all but secure a shot at the Bantamweight title.
T.J Dillashaw originally won the UFC Bantamweight Title back in 2014 when he defeated Renan Barao by TKO and went on to defend the title twice before losing it to Dominick Cruz.
He then won the Title back by defeating long time rival Cody Garbrandt in November 2017 (twice) before dropping in weight to attempt to win the Flyweight title against Henry Cejudo, a fight he lost in the first round via TKO.
He tested positive to erythropoietin before and after the fight and was subsequently suspended from competition for two years by USADA.
There is no denying the feats of Dillashaw in the sport and kudos must go to him for taking such as tough test on his return to the octagon but he faces a very tough and durable opponent who is such a dangerous and well rounded mixed martial artist.
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