Dillashaw caught former teammate Cody Garbrandt with a flurry of kicks and punches before the fight was stopped at the 2:41 mark of Round 2. It’s the first loss in UFC for Garbrandt, who was visibly upset after the fight was called.
Dillashaw (15-3) regained his title belt and said he should have “never lost it.”
“I’m going to see him again,” Dillashaw told Joe Rogan of Garbrandt . “(But) I’m the champion.”
UFC Strawweight Championship
In the first of the night’s three title bouts, Rose Namajunas, only 25-years-old, upset Joanna Jedrzejczyk with a first-round knockout at the 3:03 mark.