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Cory Sandhagen vs TJ Dillashaw Predictions & Tips - Sandhagen To Ruin TJ's Comeback

  • Cory Sandhagen vs TJ Dillashaw predictions & tips for July 24
  • UFC Fight Night taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Sandhagen has gone 4-1 during the time Dillashaw has been banned for drug use
  • Sandhagen tipped to keep good run going at ex-champ’s expense
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Cory Sandhagen reacts after his knockout victory over Frankie Edgar. (Getty Images)
Leigh Copson 20 Jul 2021
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Cory Sandhagen vs TJ Dillashaw Predictions & Tips


Cory Sandhagen can stake his claim for a bantamweight title shot.

Sandhagen has taken out his last two opponents inside two rounds to climb to #2 in the rankings.

Ex-champion TJ Dillashaw, meanwhile, is coming off a two-year drugs ban.

Sandhagen can take advantage of the rustiness and use his size advantage to light up Dillashaw for the win.

  • Cory Sandhagen is 7-1 since signing with the UFC
  • Cory Sandhagen stopped Marlon Moraes & Frankie Edgar in his last two fights
  • Cory Sandhagen has a 5” height advantage
  • Cory Sanhagen has a 3” reach advantage
  • TJ Dillashaw has just served a two-year drug ban
  • TJ Dillashaw’s drug test causes questions about legitimacy of his career

Cory Sandhagen Form


Cory Sandhagen has gone 7-1 since signing with the UFC in late 2017/early 2018.

He reeled off five straight victories to start his UFC career, beating notable names in Raphael Assuncao and John Lineker.

Sandhagen’s streak was then halted by current bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling.

Sterling forced Sandhagen to tap out to a rear-naked choke inside 90 seconds in June 2020.

‘The Sandman’ bounced back by knocking out Marlon Moraes in highlight reel fashion in October of that year.

Sandhagen then made it back-to-back wins by knocking out Frankie Edgar with a flying knee in February.

TJ Dillashaw Form


TJ Dillashaw is stepping back into the Octagon for the first time in over two years thanks to a drugs ban.

Prior to his enforced absence Dillashaw had climbed to the top of the bantamweight rankings.

He won the belt by stopping Renan Barao in March 2014 and defended it twice before losing to Dominick Cruz in January 2016.

Dillashaw rebounded by besting John Lineker and Raphael Assuncao over three rounds.

He was rewarded with a chance to regain the title and he did it by stopping Cody Garbrandt in two rounds.

Dillashaw then stopped Garbrandt in the first round in the rematch in August 2018 to retain the belt.

He dropped down for a failed crack at flyweight champion Henry Cejudo in January 2019.

Dillashaw was knocked out inside 32 seconds and a couple of months later he was banned for failing pre-fight and post-fight drug tests.

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Where is Cory Sandhagen vs TJ Dillashaw taking place?

Cory Sandhagen vs TJ Dillashaw is taking place at UFC Fight Night on Saturday, July 24 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Verdict

TJ Dillashaw’s drugs ban makes it difficult to know just how legitimate his career was before the ban.

What we do know is Sandhagen is a man in form and he has a big size advantage. ‘The Sandman’ can take this.

Best Bet: Cory Sandhagen Winner @-163.93 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Value Bet: Sandhagen by decision Method Of Victory @250.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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