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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?
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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.

FighterOddsImplied Probability
TJ Dillashaw+16537.7%
Cory Sandhagen-19065.5%

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.

Loss16–4Henry CejudoTKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Cejudo vs. DillashawJanuary 19, 2019100:32
Win16–3Cody GarbrandtKO (knee and punches)UFC 227August 4, 2018104:10
Win15–3Cody GarbrandtKO (punches)UFC 217November 4, 2017202:41
Win14–3John LinekerDecision (unanimous)UFC 207December 30, 2016305:00
Win13–3Raphael AssunçãoDecision (unanimous)UFC 200July 9, 2016305:00
Loss12–3Dominick CruzDecision (split)UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. CruzJanuary 17, 2016505:00
Win12–2Renan BarãoTKO (punches)UFC on Fox: Dillashaw vs. Barão 2July 25, 2015400:35
Win11–2Joe SotoKO (head kick and punches)UFC 177August 30, 2014502:20
Win10–2Renan BarãoTKO (head kick and punches)UFC 173May 24, 2014502:26
Win9–2Mike EastonDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. PhilippouJanuary 15, 2014305:00
Loss8–2Raphael AssunçãoDecision (split)UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. ShieldsOctober 9, 2013305:00
Win8–1Hugo VianaTKO (punches)UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. MelendezApril 20, 2013104:22
Win7–1Issei TamuraKO (head kick and punches)UFC 158March 16, 2013200:26
Win6–1Vaughan LeeSubmission (neck crank)UFC on Fuel TV: Muñoz vs. WeidmanJuly 11, 2012102:33
Win5–1Walel WatsonDecision (unanimous)UFC on Fuel TV: Sanchez vs. EllenbergerFebruary 15, 2012305:00
Loss4–1John DodsonTKO (punches)The Ultimate Fighter: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller FinaleDecember 3, 2011101:54
Win4–0Taylor McCorristonTKO (punches)Capitol Fighting ChampionshipsNovember 20, 2010301:07
Win3–0Mike SuarezSubmission (rear-naked choke)Rebel Fighter: DominationOctober 2, 2010102:42
Win2–0Brandon DruckerSubmission (rear-naked choke)Fight For Wrestling 1May 22, 2010102:46
Win1–0Czar SklavosDecision (unanimous)KOTC: LegacyMarch 26, 2010305:00

Brian is a sports journalist with close to ten years of experience in the business. A lifelong Philadelphia sports fan with a passion for all things sports gambling.


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