T.J. Dillashaw vs. Cory Sandhagen Rebooked for UFC Event on July 24

By Tristen Critchfield May 19, 2021

A bantamweight clash pitting former champion T.J. Dillashaw against Cory Sandhagen has been rescheduled for an UFC event on July 24.

MMAjunkie.com was first to report the booking. Dillashaw and Sandhagen were originally slated to headline UFC on ESPN 24 on May 8 before Dillashaw suffered a cut in training and the bout had to be postponed.

Dillashaw vs. Sandhagen will serve as the main event for the July 24 card, which does not yet have an official location.

Dillashaw has been sidelined since January 2019 after serving a two-year USADA suspension for a positive EPO test. The former bantamweight champion last appeared at UFC Fight Night 143, where his bid to capture flyweight gold was derailed in a 32-second TKO loss to Henry Cejudo.

Sandhagen has emerged as one of the division’s top contenders with victories in seven of his first eight Octagon appearances. The Elevation Fight Team representative has authored spectacular knockouts in his last two outings against Marlon Moraes at UFC Fight Night 179 and against Frankie Edgar at UFC Fight Night 184.

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