The second title bout and the co-main event of UFC 217 was the bantamweight title bout in Cody Garbrandt vs T.J. Dillashaw. The bout delivered as promised, with both men exchanging knockdowns. Garbrandt won the first round and had Dillashaw hurt and wobbly right as the bell ended. During the second, TJ rebounded and won with an impressive come from behind TKO of his own.
Watch clips from the bout below, along with a snippet from our live blog for more details:
Round 1 - Garbrandt has a body kick blocked. They trade rights. Cody landsa right as Dillashaw darts in with a kick. Same thing happens again after a few misses by both men. A lot of feinting. Garbrandt lands a big left and a combo as Dillashaw throws a kick. Head kick too! They exhange in the pocket! Garbrandt wades in with a combo. Nice left hook. Dillashaw missing with most of his kicks. Dilly avoids two jabs. Good head movement. Dillashaw with a left, Cody goes to the body. Dillashaw lands a right and a glancing back fist. Garbrandt dropped him right at the horn! Dilly is up but he’s shaky, and Garbrandt just flipped him off! 10-9 Garbrandt.
Round 2 - Garbrandt ducks a head kick and mocks Dillashaw. Dillashaw with an inside leg kick. Garbrandt sluffed off a shot attempt. Dillashaw drops Garbrandt with a head kick! He land a right as Garbrandt gets back up. Garbrandt with a left. After some inactivity, Dillashaw drops Garbrandt again with a monstrous right hook! He pounded him out! ANOTHER NEW CHAMP!
T.J. Dillashaw defeated Cody Garbrandt by KO (strikes), 2:41 round 2