TJ Dillashaw has a two year suspension because of testing positive for
recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO) . Dillashaw arguably is the greatest bantamweight of all time by beating Renan Barao, and Cody Garbrandt twice, However Dillashaw is not going to beat anybody anymore. The Bantamweight Division looks better than ever and who’s going to take advantage of the vacant title?
Cody Garbrandt couple years ago was looked upon as one of the future stars of the UFC. Cody lost three fights in a row, Two of them were against TJ Dillashaw. Cody had a masterful performance against Dominick Cruz. Since Dillashaw has a two year suspension it be a perfect time for Cody to rise from the ashes and become the Bantamweight Champion.
Henry Cejudo vs Marlon Moraes UFC 238
Cejudo is one of the best fighters on the planet, Winning the Olympic Gold Medal in Wrestling, Beating Demetrious Johnson for the Flyweight Title and Beating TJ Dillashaw. Cejudo is fighting Marlon Moraes on June 8th. They’re fighting for the Vacant Bantamweight title. Marlon Moraes before signing with the UFC was fighting for WSOF and defended the bantamweight title 5 times. Moraes lost his first fight but after that been on a 4 fight win streak. Now Moraes is looking to win the Bantamweight Title.
Aljamain Sterling vs Pedro Munhoz UFC 238
Aljamain Sterling and Pedro Munhoz are both on three fight winning streaks. Whoever wins this fight has a high chance to be the #1 Contender for the Bantamweight title. Aljamain is the dark horse for the bantamweight division, Aljamain is sneaky and at his best can beat Moraes, Dillashaw and Garbrandt. Pedro Munhoz built his fighting brand by beating Cody Garbrandt in the first round.
John Lineker nickname is the “Hands of Stone” and he has that nickname for the reason. Lineker has been in the UFC since 2012 , Believe Linker now is in his prime. Lineker is on a two fight winning streak and maybe Lineker can go on a impressive winning streak that leads him to a Title Shot this year or 2020. Lineker’s next fight is against Cory Sandhagen on April 27th.
Overall the Bantamweight Division is going to be fascinating to watch over the next two to three years. Who rises through the rankings to become the Bantamweight Champion. What fighter dominates the division and competes with TJ to be the greatest Bantamweight Champion ever? Dillashaw returns and fights that fighter which will be a PPV for the ages.