UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs Sandhagen - Card Preview - 7/24/21

We’re back at the Apex center for another fight night card this Saturday, July 24th. Two weekends ago we had the blockbuster UFC 264 and then the UFC followed that up with a fight night card that saw 8 out of 10 fights not make it to the judges. So this card has some work to do to entertain the fans.

Luckily, there are a pile of intriguing matches on this one with the biggest being the main event. Cory Sandhagen is fresh off two highlight reel knockouts over Marlon Moraes and Frankie Edgar (you should stop reading now and go look them up if you haven't seen them before, they're crazy). The surging bantamweight is ranked 2nd and is knocking on the door of a title shot. To get there he’s going to have to take out former champion, TJ Dillashaw. This will be Dillashaw’s first fight since his 2 year ban for EPO usage. He was last seen getting finished by Henry Cejudo in an unsuccessful bid at entering double champ status.

Rounding out the main card has a prospect battle between Maycee Barber and Miranda Maverick as well as a top 10 women’s bantamweight matchup between Aspen Ladd and Macy Chaisson. We recently lost our heavyweight battle as Shamil Abdurakhimov and Chris Daukaus have been bumped back a week due to covid protocol. Edit: This fight got scrapped day before the card.

If you'd like breakdowns and predictions of both cards, click here for the main card and click here for the preliminary card. As always, bout order and lineup are subject to last minute changes.

Main Card

Cory Sandhagen vs. T.J. Dillashaw

Kyler Phillips vs. Raulian Paiva

Darren Elkins vs. Darrick Minner

Miranda Maverick vs. Maycee Barber

Randy Costa vs. Adrian Yanez

Preliminary Card

Punahele Soriano vs. Brendan Allen

Nassourdine Imavov vs. Ian Heinisch

Mickey Gall vs. Jordan Williams

Julio Arce vs. Andre Ewell

Sijara Eubanks vs. Elise Reed

Diana Belbita vs. Hannah Goldy

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Donnie Vee

Ever since renting my first UFC VHS at my local video store, I’ve been in love with the sport of MMA. I’ve watched every single fight that has ever taken place under the UFC banner over the past 25 years. Once I started doing incredibly well in fantasy leagues, I realized I could utilize my skills in fight analytics to make a profit on betting. My obsession with researching every aspect of a fight gave me a real edge in finding value. Since then, it's been one profitable year after the next. Watching your favorite sport is good, but getting paid while watching your favorite sport is better.