UFC Fight Night 143 Breakdown
Brooklyn, New York
(Sharp info from @Y2Casey–The Best There Is in UFC)
Henry Cejudo +175 vs T.J. Dillashaw -210
Dillashaw did it. Like a pro, he backed up all the talk and successfully made the cut down to 125lbs, even being the first fighter to the scale Friday morning. The 135 lbs champ has had some strong showings as of late, and as a matter of fact, hasn’t looked back since his razor sharp split decision loss to Dominick Cruz back in 2016. Since that fight, Dillashaw has bested Raphael Assuncao and John Lineker, both via unanimous decision, and most recently knocking out Cody Garbrandt in two consecutive fights, ending all debate on who the 135 king is today. His journey down to 125 brings yet another fighter looking to become a two division champ, after seeing Nunes squash Cyborg weeks ago. Looking at what Dillashaw has done as of late, in comparison to Cejudo edging out former P4P champ Demetrious Johnson last August, everything points to Dillashaw cruising to victory Saturday night. But before we get caught speeding, lets consider a few things. The weight cut. Do we know just how much it will negatively impact TJ Saturday night? Cejudo will be game tonight and it will be interesting to see if a similiar gameplan works for him against Dillahsaw, which I see as his only shot to retain. I anticipate both fighters having their moments and even though I dislike the guy Dillashaw is my prediction to win.
REST OF CARD:
Allen Crowder +400 vs Greg Hardy -500
Gregor Gillespie -490 vs Yancy Medeiros +390