Henry Cejudo has now defeated two of the greatest fighters of all time, with his knockout win over TJ Dillashaw in the main event of UFC Brooklyn.
Prior to UFC 227, there was massive talk of a TJ Dillashaw vs. Demetrious Johnson superfight on the horizon. With both being dominant champions of their divisions, it would likely be the biggest fight of both of their careers. However, Henry Cejudo would soon be the man to derail all that talk of that superfight. While TJ Dillashaw held up his end of the bargain, defeating Cody Garbrandt in 227’s main event, Demetrious Johnson would lose a controversial decision to Henry Cejudo, losing his flyweight strap in the process.
With Johnson being traded to ONE Championship not long after, it appeared the flyweight division was on the way out. However, there was a big fight announced with TJ Dillashaw moving down to fight Henry Cejudo for the 125-pound title. With the implication that a Dillashaw victory could officially kill off the division, Henry Cejudo had an entire division on his back going into UFC Brooklyn.
The fight opened with Henry Cejudo going across the cage. TJ hit him with solid leg kicks. Then, Cejudo landed a huge punch and dropped TJ! Cejudo continued with the ground and pound and it’s all over! Henry Cejudo is still the UFC’s flyweight champion!
Henry Cejudo has now defeated TJ Dillashaw and Demetrious Johnson back to back, what a resume.
Henry Cejudo def. TJ Dillashaw by TKO (Punches) in Round 1 (0:32)