Saturday, August 4, 2018.
Los Angeles, California.
UFC 227 Fight Schedule: Dillashaw Defends Title Against Garbrandt
Two of the very best at Ultimate Fighting Championships throw down on August 4 in Los Angeles, California when champion T.J. Dillashaw defends his bantamweight title belt against number one ranked Cody Garbrandt.
Dillashaw beat Garbrandt for the championship at UFC 217, which took place this past November. Dillashaw is a throwback fighter in the age of striking. He’s a wrestler and ground and pound artist, delivering forceful blows only when he’s gotten his opponents into the perfect position on the mat.
Grabrandt utilizes both striking and wrestling to beat his opponents. 80% of his wins have arrived via KO or TKO. He beat Dominic Cruz at UFC 2017 for the title after striking Cruz 68 times and providing a well-timed takedown.
UFC 227 should provide excellent entertainment even before Dillashaw and Garbrandt take to the Octagon. One of the featured fights, virtually a co-main event, has champion Demetrius Johnson battling first ranked contender Henry Cejudo.
Since beating Joseph Benevides in 2012, Mighty Mouse has defended his title 11 straight times. He already provided fight fans with a Round 1 KO of Cejudo in 2016 at UFC 197. If Cejudo wants any shot of turning the tables on Demetrius Johnson, he’ll have to switch things up from the opening minute.
Before Mighty Mouse and Cejudo throw down for the second time in the past couple of years, #1 Alexander Gustaffson battles #2 Volkam Oezdemir. Both are capable both on the ground and standing up. Gustaffson is from Sweden. Oezdemir is from Switzerland. The championship elimination bout should produce the next contender for the UFC Light Heavyweight belt.
Polyana Viana battles JJ Aldrich in one of those classic UFC fights of styles. Aldrich, an American, is a straight striker. She throws down from the first bell. The Brazilian Viana mainly uses Jiu-Jitsu to submit her opponents.
When: August 4, 2018
Where: Los Angeles, California
TJ Dillashaw vs. Cody Garbrandt
Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo
Alexander Gustafsson vs. Volkan Oezdemir
Polyana Viana vs. JJ Aldrich
Cub Swanson vs. Renato Moicano
The rest of the card
Benito Lopez vs Ricky Simon
Pedro Munhoz vs Brett Johns
Bethe Correia vs Irene Aldana
Ricardo Ramos vs Kyung Ho Kang
Danielle Taylor vs Weili Zhang
Wuliji Buren vs Bharat Kandare
*Fights labeled as "may not be broadcast" are scheduled to take place before the live broadcast begins. These pre-recorded fights are inserted into the broadcast if time permits. However, due to broadcast time constraints some of these undercard bouts may not be seen on a broadcast. These additional bout can be found as bonus footage on the event DVD.