Dillashaw Reclaims UFC Bantamweight Title

T.J. Dillashaw
Photo Credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images

NEW YORK – Former Cal State Fullerton wrestler T.J. Dillashaw dominated Cody Garbrandt on Saturday, knocking him out in the second round to reclaim the UFC bantamweight title night at UFC 217.

Dillashaw used a flurry of punches to earn the knockout as he reclaimed the title. His overall record improves to 15-3, while he's now 7-1 in knockout fights.

He reclaimed the title after Garbrandt spent many of the days leading up to the match talking trash. After the fight Garbrandt pleaded to the media for a rematch, but Dillashaw didn't seem too interested.

"I just finished him in the second round. He doesn't deserve a rematch," Dillashaw said Saturday at the UFC 217 post-fight press conference.

"He's very new in this sport, he needs to work his way back up. I should've gotten a rematch after that (Dominick) Cruz fight (in Jan. 2016), a very close split decision that I thought I won, and I did not get it. It took me a year-and-a-half — well actually, almost two years — to get it. So yeah, I think he's going to definitely (need to) build himself back up."

The Sonora, Calif. native was quite possibly one of the best Titan wrestlers of all-time. He was a three-time NCAA qualifier had two top-four finishes at the Pac-10 Championships during his career. During his career, he was ranked as high as 10th in the country.

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Sat Feb 24
10:30 a.m.
at MPSF Championships
Seattle, Wash.
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Sat Feb 24
Final
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Cal State Fullerton
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at San Francisco
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Sat Feb 24
Final
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Cal State Fullerton
63
at Cal Poly
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Sat Feb 24
Final
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Houston
4
at Cal State Fullerton
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Sat Feb 24
Final
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LIU Brooklyn
5
vs. Cal State Fullerton
@ Cathedral City, CA
Mary Nutter Classic
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Sat Feb 24
Final
71
Long Beach State
81
at Cal State Fullerton
TV: ESPN2
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Sat Feb 24
Final
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Cal State Fullerton
1
vs. Mississippi St.
@ Palm Springs, Calif.
Mary Nutter Classic
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Sun Feb 25
10:00 AM
Cal State Fullerton
at Santa Clara
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Sun Feb 25
11:30 AM
Cal State Fullerton
vs. California
@ Cathedral City, Calif.
Mary Nutter Classic
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Sun Feb 25
12:00 PM
Houston
at Cal State Fullerton
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Sun Feb 25
2:00 PM
Cal State Fullerton
vs. Arizona St.
@ Cathedral City, Calif.
Mary Nutter Classic
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Tue Feb 27
6:00 PM
UCLA
at Cal State Fullerton
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Wed Feb 28
6:00 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at CSUN
TV: ESPN3
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Thu Mar 01
1:30 PM
Azusa Pacific
at Cal State Fullerton
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Thu Mar 01
5:00 PM
Florida
at Cal State Fullerton
Judi Garman Classic
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Thu Mar 01
7:00 PM
UC Davis
at Cal State Fullerton
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Fri Mar 02
4:30 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at Tulane
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Fri Mar 02
5:00 PM
Stanford
at Cal State Fullerton
Judi Garman Classic
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Fri Mar 02
7:30 PM
Iowa
at Cal State Fullerton
Judi Garman Classic
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Sat Mar 03
All Day
vs. RCC, UCR, Pepperdine Quad Meet
@ Riverside, Calif.
Riverside Community College
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Sat Mar 03
2:00 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at UC Irvine
TV: ESPN3
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Sat Mar 03
2:00 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at Tulane
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Sat Mar 03
3:00 PM
Hawai'i
at Cal State Fullerton
TV: Fox Sports Prime Ticket
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Sat Mar 03
7:30 PM
Fresno State
at Cal State Fullerton
Judi Garman Classic
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