TJ Dillashaw vs. Cory Sandhagen Odds: Dillashaw Given 40% Chance In Return

In his return to the octagon following his suspension, TJ Dillashaw is an underdog. The latest TJ Dillashaw vs. Cory Sandhagen odds give him a 40% chance of winning
Brian Good
Sun, July 18, 11:23 AM EDT

TJ Dillashaw vs. Cory Sandhagen Odds: Dillashaw Given 40% Chance In Return

It has been over two years since TJ Dillashaw, once considered one of the best fighters in the UFC, stepped into the octagon. The reason we haven’t seen Dillashaw in so long hasn’t been because he’s past his prime or lost a passion for fighting. Instead, he’s been banned from the sport for two years after testing positive for steroids.

Now, Dillashaw is back and ready to take the octagon by storm, again. He’s still just 35 years old with plenty of time left in his career, but he’s going to have to prove to fans that he can win without the help of PEDs if he wants to be a success in the UFC again.

Dillashaw’s first fight since January of 2019 comes against Cory Sandhagen and will be no picnic. If the latest Dillashaw vs. Sandhagen odds actually favour Sandhagen, who comes in at 14-2, to beat Dillashaw.

So, in preparation for TJ Dillashaw’s return let’s break down Dillashaw vs. Sandhagen odds and betting.

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TJ Dillashaw

TJ Dillashaw’s odds to win in this Saturday night’s main event aren’t great, but given the fact that he’s taken two years off from the sport, he’s not much of an underdog.

TJ Dillashaw got his start on The ultimate Fighter, the UFC’s reality TV show that pits two teams of fighters against one another with their shot at a UFC contract on the line. Dillashaw lost in the TUF finale, but was still given his chance in the UFC, where he flourished.

Dillashaw went 5-1 in his first six UFC fights, earning himself a title shot against Renan Barao, which he won. He had two separate stints as UFC bantamweight champion, but was widely respected as one of the best fighters in the world.

In January of 2019, he decided to try and win a second belt, challenging flyweight champion Henry Cejudo for his belt. Not only did Dillashaw lose the fight via TKO, but he also tested positive for PEDs afterwards, stripping him of his bantamweight belt and earning his a two-year suspension.

Cory Sandhagen

TJ Dillashaw’s opponent, Cory Sandhagen, is no slouch. In his entire UFC career, which started in 2018, he’s lost just one fight and it came against current UFC bantamweight title holder Aljamain Sterling.

Sandhagen is 14-2 in his professional fighting career, which is probably why the latest Dillashaw vs. Sandhagen odds favour him.

In eight UFC fights, Sandhagen has won four times by TKO/KO, twice by decision and once via submission.

In Dillashaw’s 16 wins, eight came by knockout and three by submission. Both these fighters like to finish fights, so we could be in for some fireworks on Saturday night at UFC Fight Night.

TJ Dillashaw vs. Cory Sandhagen Odds

TJ Dillashaw vs. Cory Sandhagen odds are still a fairly long way away from getting any hype as the fight is scheduled for Saturday, July 25 at the UFC Apex and we’re coming off of a packed UFC Fight Night card this past week.

But, it’s never too early to take a look at upcoming UFC odds for a card.

As of Sunday, July 18, TJ Dillashaw is a +150 underdog. The last time Dillashaw opened as an underdog came in 2017 for his fight against Cody Garbrandt. Prior to that, the last time TJ Dillashaw odds had him as an underdog was in his first ever title shot, which took place in 2014.

Cory Sandhagen’s latest Dillashaw vs. Sandhagen odds have him sitting at -167 for Saturday’s main event. Sandhagen’s last fight came in February of this year when he KOd Frankie Edgar with a flying knee just 28 seconds into Round 1.

Fighter Odds Implied Probability
TJ Dillashaw +150 40%
Cory Sandhagen -167 62.5%

UFC Betting: TJ Dillashaw vs. Cory Sandhagen

The latest public betting numbers for TJ Dillashaw vs. Cory Sandhagen odds prove that the betting public aren’t exactly thrilled about the prospect of backing Dillashaw after over two full years away from the sport.

Since the fight has been announced, 65.07% of all moneyline bets on Dillashaw vs. Sandhagen oddshave come in on Sandhagen, the favorite, to win on Saturday night. Just 34.93% of bets received for Dillashaw vs. Sandhagen odds are on the former bantamweight champ Dillashaw.

Fighter Public Betting %
TJ Dillashaw 34.93%
Cory Sandhagen 65.07%

UFC Fight Night: TJ Dillashaw vs. Cory Sandhagen Fight Card

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