Cory Sandhagen vs TJ Dillashaw UFC Odds & Fight Records: Oddsmakers Favoring Sandhagen

A look ahead to Saturday’s UFC blockbuster between Cory Sandhagen and TJ Dillashaw
Tom Dodd
Tue, July 20, 6:30 AM EDT

Cory Sandhagen vs TJ Dillashaw UFC Vegas Odds

After two-and-a-half years away, all eyes will be on TJ Dillashaw for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night. The former bantamweight champion is back from his USADA suspension and squares off against the up-and-coming Cory Sandhagen. The fight between Dillashaw and Sandhagen is the main event on Saturday night and could well be one of the best UFC Fight Nights of the year.

Cory Sandhagen comes into the fight off the back of two impressive wins over Marlon Moreas and Frankie Edgar. The most recent win came in February and Sandhagen has put his title quest on pause to be the man to face TJ Dillashaw on his return to the Octagon.

TJ Dillashaw was at the top of his game in 2019, but his career came to a crashing halt after a 32 second defeat to Henry Cejudo and a subsequent positive test for EPO which resulted in a two-year suspension. Saturday’s fight is huge for Dillashaw as he looks to prove he still has a future in the UFC.

With many predicting this fight has ‘instant classic’ written all over it, the sportsbooks were quick to price it up and offer Sandhgen vs Dillashaw odds. As you can see from the table below, Cory Sandhagen is the betting favorite with best odds of -180, or 4/5 in traditional fraction terms. Dillashaw is the underdog heading in to the fight coming off the back of an absence at +162.

Cory Sandhagen vs TJ Dillashaw Odds

Fighter UFC Odds Implied Percentage
Cory Sandhagen -180 64.3%
TJ Dillashaw +162 38.2%

View full Sandhagen vs Dillashaw odds here.

Cory Sandhagen vs TJ Dillashaw Odds & Public Betting Data

Cory Sandhagen is favored with the sportsbooks in the odds market and he’s also favored by the betting public. In the past 7 days, Sandhgen has accounted for 75% of bets on OddsChecker on this fight, with just 25% of total wagers on Dillashaw. It’s clear that bettors want to go with the recent form and are put off with Dillashaw’s absence.

If this betting behavior continues up till fight night, you can expect to see the Sandhagen vs Dillashaw odds sway further into Sandhagen’s favor.

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Cory Sandhagen Fight Record

Cory Sandhagen comes into this fight as one of the real emerging stars of the bantamweight division. In his last two fights, he’s picked up performance of the night on the card and impressed every MMA analyst out there.

His professional fight record sits at 14-2-0 and he has just one defeat to his name in the UFC. That defeat came three fights ago with a 1st round defeat to Aljamain Sterling in January 2020. Since then, Sandhagen has been on a huge upward curve and a victory on Saturday night would surely set up a title shot.

TJ Dillashaw Fight Record

35 year-old American TJ Dillashaw has fought 20 times professionally, winning 16 of those. His fight record stands at 16-4-0.

Seeing as he’s just finished serving a two-year suspension and as mentioned he lost his most recent UFC fight, it’s actually been nearly 3 years since Dillashaw won a fight in the UFC. That victory was against Cory Garbrandt at UFC 227. That night, Dillashaw successfully defended his Bantamweight Championship and put on a clinic, winning performance of the night. Dillashaw will need to be close to that level to defeat Sandhagen on Saturday.

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