TJ Dillashaw is the apple of the eye of Team Alpha Male who, before him, had struggled to bring home titles despite valiant efforts from some of the best fighter in the industry. In 2014, Dillashaw got the better of Renan Barao and got a chance at the bantamweight title, however, nobody predicted that he would be able to outdo gym mate Urijah Faber in the title fight. Against all odds, Dillashaw came out on top and that was the beginning of a rift that has now split the gym right down the middle.
Dillashaw then moved on and joined Elevation Fight Team. He had to defend his belt two times and did so successfully before he came up against Dominick Cruz who proved to be too much to handle. Faber came by even tougher times and even retired after consecutive losses.
Meanwhile, Coby Garbrandt was steadily growing and established himself as the top fighter coming out of the Alpha Male gym. This fight is going to certainly have a personal aspect to it. Team Alpha Male refer to Dillashaw as the snake in the grass and will want nothing more than to see Garbrandt beat him. However, Dillashaw will be just as hungry and will certainly want to show the Alpha Male team what he is made of.
It is a really tough one to call, Garbrandt has been in excellent form recently. He has looked sharp and confident. Taking on Cruz is no walk in the park, but he was able to make it look easy. How till things turn out when he comes up against Dillashaw at UFC Fight Night 217? Our prediction is a victory for Dillashaw.Author : Rory McGregor