UFC 280’s co-main event is on tap and it should be a good one. UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling will be defending his crown against two-time former champion T.J. Dillashaw. There has been a lot said about this match-up from both men and now it’s time to put up or shut up.
Sterling is defending his title for the second time, having defeated Petr Yan (the man he took the belt from) last time out. This is only the second fight for Dillshaw since he returned from a length USADA suspension. His return fight was a close and bloody win over Cory Sandhagen.
Before this fight happens, Petr Yan and Sean O’Malley will battle. The winner of that contest is likely to be next in line for either Sterling or Dillashaw.
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Aljamain Sterling def. T.J. Dillashaw by TKO at 3:44 of round 2: Bantamweight title
Aljo caught a kick early on to get top position. It seemed as though Dillashaw was hurt somewhere in the scramble. Several big bombs from the champ landed clean as day, with the referee taking a close look on a few occasions. Dillashaw gritted through whatever was hurting him, but Aljo was dominating him. Somehow Dillashaw made it back to his feet, and it looked like his shoulder was dislocated.
Dillashaw’s corner was able to pop his shoulder back in place, and the ringside physician cleared him to answer the bell for the second round. It wasn’t long into the second stanza that Aljo scored a takedown. The champ would go on to unleash some serious ground and pound from the back, to which Dillashaw was unable to answer. The referee had no choice but to stop the fight, and Aljo successfully defended his crown for the second time.