The landscape at bantamweight has modified within the two and a half of years that T.J. Dillashaw has been away.
The mature titleholder used to be stripped of his title rapidly after sorting out certain for the banned substance EPO in January 2019, later admitting to deliberately taking the efficiency enhancer and accepting a two-yr ban from USADA right thru which time he had corrective surgical draw on each and each of his shoulders.
Since then, the 135-pound title has been held by Henry Cejudo (who later vacated), Petr Yan and, currently, Aljamain Sterling but one man who looks to be launching his own swear to be subsequent is Cory Sandhagen, the man who welcomes Dillashaw reduction to the cage this weekend.
Sandhagen comes into the fight on the reduction of impressive finishes of each and each Marlon Moraes and Frankie Edgar — and knows that a third mountainous title capture this weekend will seemingly site him shut to the tip of the queue at 135-pounds.
Nonetheless what form of Dillashaw will he be facing, and can he dangle the identical stage of efficiency after such a prolonged exit (and with extra USADA scrutiny on him)?
Evaluation out his first capture in opposition to Cody Gardbrandt below and create up your own mind as what to wait for this Saturday night.