After a tightly contested bout fought at the highest level, TJ Dillashaw would edge out Cory Sandhagen via split decision in his first fight in two years.
With a fascinating clash of styles playing out, Sandhagen would land heavy counter blows while Dillashaw’s forward pressure would see the former champion pepper away with well-timed kicks and entries into the clinch.
While Sandhagen would no doubt land the more damaging strikes, most notably opening a deep cut in the second round, Dillashaw’s control time was perhaps the decisive factor for two of the three ringside judges.
T.J. Dillashaw def. Cory Sandhagen via split decision (47-48, 48-47, 48-47)
Raulian Paiva def. Kyler Phillips via majority decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)
Darren Elkins def. Darrick Minner via TKO (Round 2, 3:48)
Maycee Barber def. Miranda Maverick via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Adrian Yanez def. Randy Costa via TKO (Round 2, 2:11)
Brendan Allen def. Puna Soriano via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Nassourdine Imavov def. Ian Heinisch via TKO (Round 2, 3:09)
Mickey Gall def. Jordan Williams via submission (rear-naked choke) (Round 1, 2:57)
Julio Arce def. Andre Ewell via TKO (Round 2, 3:45)
Early Preliminary Card
Sijara Eubanks def. Elise Reed via TKO (Round 1, 3:49)
Diana Belbita def. Hannah Goldy via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)