UNITED STATES: TJ Dillashaw is back. TJ Dillashaw defeats Cory Sandhagen by split decision in UFC Vegas 32 which was held at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.
TJ Dillashaw was handed a 2-year ban for testing positive for EPO (Recombinant Human Erythropoietin). He received this two-year ban from USADA. This was his comeback fight after he served his punishment. TJ Dillashaw has a record of 17-4 in his professional career whereas Cory Sanhagen has a record of 14-2 in his professional career.
This Main event fight was nothing short of a firework. Both fighters fought like true champions. In this Fight, Cory Sandhagen showed his amazing slick striking whereas TJ Dillashaw dominated Cory on the ground.
In the very first round of this fight, Cory did some serious damage to Dillashaw. Dillashaw got a nasty cut just beside his right eye in the very first round and Dillashaw also injured his knee while trying a kick on Sandhagen. Sandhagen out-landed Dillashaw 128 to 110 in significant strikes but Dillashaw had over two minutes of control time in round 1 and he outlanded Sandhagen in Round 3.
The fight was scored evenly before the start of the 5th round. Round 1 and 3 was given to Dillashaw whereas round 2 and 4 were given to Sandhagen. The fifth round was pretty close and could’ve gone either way but Dillashaw did enough to get the split decision victory. After the fight, Dillashaw said that he would love to fight the winner of current Bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling and former Bantamweight champion Petr Yan but if that fight doesn’t happen anytime soon he would love to fight any of the top 5 bantamweights.
UFC Vegas 32 other fights and their results are listed below:
UFC Vegas 32 main card results
TJ Dillashaw def. Cory Sandhagen via split decision (48-47, 48-47, 47-48)
Raulian Paiva def. Kyler Phillips via majority decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)
Darren Elkins def. Darrick Minner via TKO (3:48 of Round 2)
Maycee Barber def. Miranda Maverick via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
Adrian Yanez def. Randy Costa via TKO (2:11 of Round 2)
UFC Vegas 32 prelims results
Brendan Allen def. Punahele Soriano via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Nassourdine Imavov def. Ian Heinisch via TKO (3:09 of Round 2)
Mickey Gall def. Jordan Williams via submission (RNC) (2:57 of Round 1)
Julio Arce def. Andre Ewell via TKO (3:45 of Round 2)
Sijara Eubanks def. Elise Reed via TKO (3:49 of Round 1)
Diana Belbita def. Hannah Goldy via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)