After one more bout at bantamweight, Cody Garbrandt plans to drop down to the flyweight division
Cody Garbrandt still hopes to complete at bantamweight for his next UFC bout, however after that, he plans to drop down to the flyweight division.
Throughout an interview with ESPN, Garbrandt stated he was still checking out battling Raphael Assuncao as soon aspossible Garbrandt and Assuncao were arranged to complete in the co-main event of UFC Columbus on March 28, however Garbrandt withdrew from the bout on March 12 due to kidney concerns. The event was ultimately held off due to the continuous global coronavirus pandemic.
“First we’re focused on Raphael, and that’s still the fight to make and the fight next,” Garbrandt informed ESPN. “Then go down and really save the flyweight division.”
The drop to flyweight would permit various competition for Garbrandt, consisting of Joseph Benavidez, Jussier Formiga and Deiveson Figueiredo. Benavidez and Figueiredo fought for the 125- pound title at UFC Norfolk; Figueiredo won the match however missed out on weight, implying the championship is still uninhabited.
Garbrandt made his UFC debut back at UFC 182 in January 2015, winning all 5 of his first bouts in the Octagon. 4 of those come over KO/TKO, consisting of 3 successive coming within the first round.
Garbrandt, then 10 -0, challenged Dominick Cruz for the UFC bantamweight championship at UFC 207, scoring a consentaneous decision win to declare the title.
Garbrandt, a Team Alpha Male item, then feuded with ex-teammate TJ Dillashaw, with Dillashaw stopping Garbrandt at UFC 217 to end his reign and hand Garbrandt his first expert Mixed Martial Arts loss.
Garbrandt attempted to rebound versus Pedro Munhoz at UFC 235 however was completed in the first round, his 3rd straight defeat. The former bantamweight champ hasn’t been seen in action because.
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