After two years away from the UFC due to a doping suspension, American fighter TJ Dillashaw made a successful comeback by defeating Cory Sandhagen on the referees’ decision on Saturday at the Main Event in Las Vegas.
Be careful, don’t trust TJ Dillashaw’s bloody face. If the American fighter was hit in the face by Cory Sandhagen, it was he who won in the Main Event of the UFC Night Flight on Saturday in Las Vegas. In the bantamweight category, the number 2 gave him a hard time. And the ex-champion, back after a two-year suspension for EPO doping, has sometimes been tough.
This was the case during the 1st round during which it was opened at the level of the brow bone. “It’s a cut that has reopened,” he said after the fight. At the end of the fight in the cage, it was also not easy to clearly identify the winner, the two fighters raising their hands to the sky. If Sandhgarden was clearly less marked than Dillashaw, he suffered more.
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He wants to win back the belt
It is besides the offensives of the revenant which convinced the referees (47-48, 48-47, 48-47), who designated TJ the winner. “I love Sandhagen, I believed in him before he himself believed in him. The strategy was to remove his supports. He has long legs. He’s a tall guy. You had to kick the legs and then start. to work with fists. ” After this victory, TJ Dillashaw dreams of regaining a belt he has already gleaned twice. “Easy”, he blurted out before becoming more serious again, expressing his desire to fight against one of the top 5 in his category. Note that the evening was marked by the impressive knockout inflicted by the French Nassourdine Imavov on the American Ian Heinisch.