Former bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw returns from a lengthy hiatus to take on top contender Cory Sandhagen in the main event of UFC Vegas 32.

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Yanez vs. Costa
Maverick vs. Barber
Elkins vs. Minner
Phillips vs. Paiva
Sandhagen vs. Dillashaw
Eddie Law (27-16)
Dan Doherty (75-45)
Justin Gibbons (75-50)
Alex Behunin (63-43)
Doug Murray (69-51)
Gabriel Gonzalez (70-55)
Jay Anderson (62-59)
Dylan Bowker (57-59)

The main event of UFC Vegas 32 will determine the next title contender in the bantamweight division as Cory Sandhagen faces former champion TJ Dillashaw. Sandhagen has been stellar since joining the UFC, going 7-1 with the only loss coming against current champion Aljamain Sterling. Dillashaw last fought in 2019 when he attempted to win the flyweight title, suffering a first-round knockout loss. He was subsequently suspended two years for taking EPO. Cageside Press was split at four picks apiece.

The new co-main event (following the cancellation of Aspen Ladd vs. Macy Chiasson) features Kyler Phillips and Raulian Paiva looking to keep win streaks alive. Phillips is undefeated at 3-0 in the Octagon, while Paiva is 3-2, but has won his last two fights. All but one writer picked Phillips.

Darrick Minner takes on longtime veteran Darren Elkins on the main card. Minner has recovered from a loss in his Octagon debut with wins over TJ Laramie and Charles Rosa. Elkins recently snapped a four-fight win streak with a submission victory over Luiz Eduardo Garagorri. Minner was unanimously picked.

Maycee Barber looks to rebound from her recent skid against rising prospect Miranda Maverick. Barber was seen as a future top contender at flyweight but has lost to both Roxanne Modafferi and Alexa Grasso in her most recent bouts. Maverick is 2-0 since making her promotional debut, extending her win streak to five. Maverick was unanimously picked.

The people’s main event of Adrian Yanez and Randy Costa opens up the UFC Vegas 32 main card. Yanez is looking like a fighter to watch in the future with three straight knockouts, one on the Contender Series and two in the UFC. Costa fell in his debut to the scrappy Brandon Davis, but has two thunderous knockouts since then. All but one writer picked Yanez.

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