TJ Dillashaw's Fight Record: Dillashaw Looking For First Win Since 2018

TJ Dillashaw's fight record is tainted by his 2019 positive test for PEDs. Can saturday's fight against Cory Sandhagen help legitimize it?
Brian Good
Thu, July 22, 5:33 AM EDT

TJ Dillashaw Fight Record: Dillashaw Looking For First Win Since 2018

TJ Dillashaw has been the villain for most of his UFC career. There were rumors about his PED use before he ever tested positive. But, for a while, TJ Dillasahw’s fight record did the talking for him. Until, in 2019, he tested positive for PEDs and was stripped of his title and suspended for two years.

Now, TJ Dillashaw is back in the octagon looking for his first win since 2018. Sure, there will be those who forever question the legitimacy of TJ Dillashaw’s fight record thanks to these positive tests. But, winning goes a long way.

If TJ Dillashaw can win this weekend against Cory Sandhagen, a former training partner, it will go a long way to legitimizing his fight record in the past and proving he doesn’t need performance enhancing drugs to be one of the best in the game.

TJ Dillashaw Fight History

TJ Dillashaw’s fight record starts way back in 2010, before he ever stepped into the UFC octagon. Dillashaw began 4-0, defeating smaller, unknown fighters before eventually getting his big break on UFC’s reality TV show, The Ultimate Fighter.

The Ultimate Fighter pits two teams of fighters against each other. The two teams are coached by current UFC fighters and the winner gets a UFC contract. Dillashaw didn’t win TUF, he lost by TKO to John Dodson in the finale, but that was just the beginning of TJ Dillashaw’s fight record.

Dillashaw was still awarded a contract by Dana White and the UFC and he took advantage of it, winning five of his first six fights to eventually earn a shot at the UFC bantamweight title.

Dillashaw won the title and never looked back, winning six of his last seven fights and becoming one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the UFC.

TJ Dillashaw’s fight record sat at 16-3 before he went into his 2019 fight against Henry Cejudo, trying to win the flyweight title held by Cejudo and conquer two different weight classes.

Not only was Dillashaw no match for Cejudo, as he earned the fourth loss on his fight record, but he also tested positive for PEDs following the fight, leading to his ban.

TJ Dillashaw vs. Cory Sandhagen Odds

As mentioned earlier, a win over Cory Sandhagen can do a lot to legitimize TJ Dillashaw’s fight record. Dillashaw is presumably clean now and Sandhagen is well respected in the UFC. But, oddsmakers aren’t giving Dillashaw his usual spot as the favorite.

TJ Dillashaw is a +165 underdog while Sandhagen sits at -190. 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’s odds had him as an underdog was in his first ever title shot, which took place in 2014.

Fighter Odds Implied Probability
TJ Dillashaw +165 37.7%
Cory Sandhagen -190 65.5%

TJ Dillashaw Fight Record

TJ Dillashaw's fight record is 16-4 in 20 professional MMA fights. He has won eight fights by knockout, three by submission and five by decision.

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time
Loss 16–4 Henry Cejudo TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. Dillashaw January 19, 2019 1 00:32
Win 16–3 Cody Garbrandt KO (knee and punches) UFC 227 August 4, 2018 1 04:10
Win 15–3 Cody Garbrandt KO (punches) UFC 217 November 4, 2017 2 02:41
Win 14–3 John Lineker Decision (unanimous) UFC 207 December 30, 2016 3 05:00
Win 13–3 Raphael Assunção Decision (unanimous) UFC 200 July 9, 2016 3 05:00
Loss 12–3 Dominick Cruz Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz January 17, 2016 5 05:00
Win 12–2 Renan Barão TKO (punches) UFC on Fox: Dillashaw vs. Barão 2 July 25, 2015 4 00:35
Win 11–2 Joe Soto KO (head kick and punches) UFC 177 August 30, 2014 5 02:20
Win 10–2 Renan Barão TKO (head kick and punches) UFC 173 May 24, 2014 5 02:26
Win 9–2 Mike Easton Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Philippou January 15, 2014 3 05:00
Loss 8–2 Raphael Assunção Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields October 9, 2013 3 05:00
Win 8–1 Hugo Viana TKO (punches) UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Melendez April 20, 2013 1 04:22
Win 7–1 Issei Tamura KO (head kick and punches) UFC 158 March 16, 2013 2 00:26
Win 6–1 Vaughan Lee Submission (neck crank) UFC on Fuel TV: Muñoz vs. Weidman July 11, 2012 1 02:33
Win 5–1 Walel Watson Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fuel TV: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger February 15, 2012 3 05:00
Loss 4–1 John Dodson TKO (punches) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller Finale December 3, 2011 1 01:54
Win 4–0 Taylor McCorriston TKO (punches) Capitol Fighting Championships November 20, 2010 3 01:07
Win 3–0 Mike Suarez Submission (rear-naked choke) Rebel Fighter: Domination October 2, 2010 1 02:42
Win 2–0 Brandon Drucker Submission (rear-naked choke) Fight For Wrestling 1 May 22, 2010 1 02:46
Win 1–0 Czar Sklavos Decision (unanimous) KOTC: Legacy March 26, 2010 3 05:00

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