And still the UFC flyweight champion…
Henry Cejudo retains his UFC flyweight belt after making quick work of TJ Dillashaw in the main event of UFC on ESPN+1, Saturday night, in Brooklyn New York.
— UFC (@ufc) January 20, 2019
What expected as a barnburner affair turned into a quick outing for Henry Cejudo as he earned a first-round stoppage win over TJ Dillashaw in his first title-retention fight at UFC Brooklyn.
Cejudo’s stoppage of Dillashaw was the fifth fastest in UFC history in 32 seconds, but many fans were disappointed with how the fight was called off, saying the stoppage was way too early to call. But a win is a win for “The Messenger” and he’ll gladly take it as it is crucial for the future of the flyweight division, which was rumoured to be shut down this year.
Meanwhile, it was the first time “Killashaw” suffered a TKO loss in nearly eight years while failing to become the next UFC champion to hold two belts simultaneously.
Check out some of the craziest reactions on Henry Cejudo’s stoppage win over TJ Dillashaw from the Twitter-verse:
Some fans were all praises for “The Messenger” for a masterful performance.
I was still getting a new drink and suddenly heard screaming!!! Cejudo came out, caught him, and that was it. Over before it began. #UFCBrooklyn
— The Champion Picks (@ChampionPicks) January 20, 2019
WOW! THAT IS IT! Henry Cejudo defeats TJ Dillashaw within a minute! A star making performance. Caught TJ cold. Some may complain about the stoppage, but TJ was hurt. No complaints. What a performance from Henry Cejudo! #UFCBrooklyn
— MMAContent (@MMAContent) January 20, 2019
Cejudo is the real deal #UFCBrooklyn
— Cass (@cass316) January 20, 2019
— ⚜️Benjamin Ortiz🌅 (@SAINTSnLAKERS) January 20, 2019
— َ (@Adam_Lees) January 20, 2019
While others were disappointed with how the bout was officiated.
Was rooting for Cejudo but that was an early stoppage call on TJ Dillashaw. #UFCBrooklyn
— Bertha Faye Yay (@BerthaFaye) January 20, 2019
These stupid ref stop fights so dam quick. This #UFCBrooklyn main event SUCKED and was stopped too early. The fix was in.
— Johnny Wrestling V2 (@JWrestlingV2) January 20, 2019
Way too early of a stoppage #UFCBrooklyn
— paco (@ofthesaints6) January 20, 2019
Well that kinda sux kinda #UFCBrooklyn
— DerrickPina (@DerrickPina31) January 20, 2019
— Restless Raider (@TXTechsanAlum) January 20, 2019
So what’s next for the flyweight division?
— David C III 🇯🇲🇺🇸 (@DaveLeeC3) January 20, 2019
Now will this "save the flyweights"? #UFCBrooklyn
— $lim THā Gø@t (@BeFlacko) January 20, 2019
Following their successful stints at UFC 227, the Nevada-based promotion booked Cejudo and Dillashaw for a champ vs champ bout, which will headline the inaugural UFC offering on ESPN.
Meanwhile, “The Viper” defeated Cody Garbrandt for the second straight time to retain the UFC bantamweight strap. Dillashaw made quick work of his rival as he finished “No Love” with devastating knees and punches in just the first round of their rematch.
(Featured Image Source: Twitter/UFC News)