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TJ Dillashaw is now eligible to fight back in the UFC

Tuesday 26th January 2021 08:29

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TJ Dillashaw recently became eligible to fight again in the UFC after a 2 year ban for EPO use.

The two time holder of the Ultimate Fighting Championship's Bantamweight belt, TJ Dillashaw fought the highest levels of competition in the cage.

Twice beating current #3 ranked Cody "No Love" Garbrandt with T/KO victories - himself recently shortlisted for the UFC's KO of the year against Rafael Assuncao (an opponent Dillashaw also has a W over) - Dillashaw's return is anticipated for by many for his high calibre skillset and dominant wins in the octagon.

Beating Renan Barao back in 2014 to become the UFC's Bantamweight Champion, Dillashaw shook the MMA community with a one-sided beat down over the then Champion and would go on to do it again in the same fashion.

Dillashaw's striking is second to none, and fans and media pundits alike are keen to see what sort of shift in the landscape he can make at Bantamweight on his return.

Long reigning Champion Jose Aldo has recently called out Dillashaw having made the drop down from Featherweight in his post-fight interview over a win against Marlon Vera.

But whilst Dillashaw is concentrated on getting the Bantamweight Championship back from Peter Yan (whom recently picked up a win against his former training partner/rival of recent year, Uriaj Faber) there's a pool of talent in the division should he want a tune up going back in.