A clear difference will be seen going forward with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. ESPN and the UFC have begun a new five-year partnership with the first event coming up on Saturday night from Brooklyn. On the whole there will be a total of six main card bouts with the UFC betting odds. Headlining UFC Fight night will be the flyweight matchup of champion Henry Cejudo against TJ Dillashaw. Fashion that Dillashaw is attempting to become the third man ever to hold championships in two different divisions at the same time. ESPN will get off to a UFC great start.
UFC Fight Night Cejudo vs. Dillashaw
Date and Time: Saturday, January 19, 2019, 10 p.m. ET
Location: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
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UFC Fight Night TV Coverage: ESPN Plus
Flyweight Championship Bout
Extending the excitement with the UFC betting odds is the flyweight championship bout between Cejudo and Dillashaw. Indeed, Cejudo has an impressive resume in his own right with an Olympic Gold Medal from 2008 as a freestyle wrestler. Beyond that he is the current flyweight champion. Dillashaw will have the opportunity to become the fourth fighter to win titles in different divisions. On the whole ESPN could not ask for a better start for their partnership with UFC. At the beginning a championship fight will only add to the draw of a new MMA partner network.
Flyweight champion Henry Cejudo has a career sportsbook record of 13-2. Likewise, he has five knockout and eight decision wins. His losses were one by knockout and one by decision. Cejudo is 31 years old and fights out of Phoenix, Arizona. Accordingly, he began his UFC career in 2014. In his last bout on August 4, 2018 Cejudo won the biggest victory of his career. Indeed, Cejudo defeated Demetrious Johnson for the UFC flyweight title in a five-round bout. Along the same lines it was revenge for a loss to Johnson in a flyweight title bout in April of 2016.
Balanced against that is the TJ Dillashaw career record of 18-3. To show, Dillashaw has eight knockout, three submission, and five decision wins. Counter to that are one knockout and two decision losses. Dillashaw lives in Denver, Colorado and is 32 years old. Late on Dillashaw won his last bout against Cody Garbrandt on August 4, 2018. Dillashaw scored a first round knockout win to defend his UFC bantamweight title. It was Dillashaw fourth consecutive win. Additionally, it was an immediate rematch of the previous title fight between Dillashaw and Garbrandt.
Stats to Consider
Previously on November 4, 2017 Dillashaw defeated Cody Garbrandt for the UFC bantamweight title. In that fight Dillashaw needed two rounds to score the knockout win.
Matchup to Watch
Despite the fact that Cejudo is the defending champion it’s understandable why he is the UFC betting odds underdog. In Dillashaw the champ faces one of the best and most versatile talents in UFC. For this purpose, Dillashaw’s vast championship experience should serve him well.
UFC Fight Night Betting Odds Picks
To sum up Dillashaw has the more impressive championship record and is the call!
UFC Fight Night Betting Online Pick: TJ Dillashaw