After postponing TJ Dillashaw’s return to the octagon following a cut to his eyebrow, the former UFC bantamweight champion’s main event against Cory Sandhagen has been officially rebooked.
Announced by the promotion on Thursday, Dillashaw and Sandhagen will now meet on July 24th at a venue and location yet to be announced.
Bantamweight action rebooked for July 🚨
— UFC (@ufc) May 27, 2021
Dillashaw (16-4) will step into the octagon for the first time for over two years against Sandhagen after a USADA suspension forced him to relinquish the 135 lbs championship. Following a failed bid against then-flyweight champion Henry Cejudo to become a double champion, Dillashaw was flagged for EPO by the UFC’s drug-testing partner. A two-time bantamweight champion, Dillashaw holds a 12-3 promotional record.
Sandhagen (14-2) meanwhile will enter his second UFC main event riding a two-fight winning streak. After seeing his five-fight undefeated run from his UFC debut come to an end against current champion Aljamain Sterling, Sandhagen has bounced back to score two highlight-reel knockouts over Marlon Moraes and most recently Frankie Edgar.