[RANK5=John Hyon Ko] The rematch between UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt is set for UFC 227 on August 4 in Los Angeles, California at the Staple Center.
With the ‘Superfight’ against Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson put on the backburners due to an injury, Dillashaw ran out of options and had to give Garbrandt first dibs on his newly obtained strap.
Many individuals may criticize the immediate rematch since Garbrandt did not have a long title reign and was brutally finished in the second round in their first meeting. But the Team Alpha Male knockout artist undoubtingly had a lot of success in the first round even having Dillashaw on wobbly legs after dropping him.
If Garbrandt had thirty more seconds could he have taken out Dillashaw? That question gives this fight some intrigue and allure on top of Dillashaw having a heated ongoing rivalry with his former team.
Other matchups have yet to be announced for this pay-per-view, however, expect the organization to stack this event with some heavy hitters.