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UFC 227: Dillashaw vs. Garbrandt 2
UFC 227 Poster.jpg
The poster for UFC 227: Dillashaw vs. Garbrandt 2.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateAugust 4, 2018 (2018-08-04)
VenueStaples Center
CityLos Angeles, California
Total gate$2,850,000[1]
Event chronology
UFC on Fox: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2 UFC 227: Dillashaw vs. Garbrandt 2 UFC Fight Night: Gaethje vs. Vick

UFC 227: Dillashaw vs. Garbrandt 2 was a mixed martial arts event that was produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship and held on August 4, 2018, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.[3]


A UFC Bantamweight Championship rematch between current two-time champion T.J. Dillashaw and former champion Cody Garbrandt headlined the event.[3] They both coached on The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption before the two previously met at UFC 217 in the co-main event. When they fought, Dillashaw won with a second-round knockout to claim back the title.[4]

A UFC Flyweight Championship rematch between current champion Demetrious Johnson and 2008 Olympic gold medalist in freestyle wrestling Henry Cejudo also co-headlined the event.[5] The pairing previously met at UFC 197, where Johnson defeated Cejudo by first-round TKO to defend his title.[6]

Derek Brunson was expected to face The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 heavyweight winner Antônio Carlos Júnior at the event. However, Brunson pulled out of the fight in early July citing an eye injury. In turn, Carlos Júnior was removed from the card entirely and is expected to be rescheduled for a future event.[7]

Bharat Khandare was scheduled to face Wuliji Buren at the event. However, Khandare was removed from the bout on July 18 for undisclosed reasons and was replaced by Marlon Vera.[8]

A light heavyweight bout between former UFC Light Heavyweight Championship challengers Volkan Oezdemir and Alexander Gustafsson was expected to take place at this event. However, on July 19, it was announced that Oezdemir pulled out due to a broken nose.[9] In turn, Gustafsson pulled out on July 22 due to a minor injury.[10] A middleweight bout between Thiago Santos and UFC newcomer Kevin Holland was created to fill the vacant spot on the main card.

Benito Lopez was expected to face Ricky Simon at the event. However, Lopez pulled out of the bout on July 24 due to an undisclosed injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Montel Jackson.[11]

On August 1, a bantamweight bout between former UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship challenger Bethe Correia and Irene Aldana was pulled from this event due to an injury suffered by Correia.[12]


Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Bantamweight T.J. Dillashaw (c) def. Cody Garbrandt TKO (knee and punches) 1 4:10 [a]
Flyweight Henry Cejudo def. Demetrious Johnson (c) Decision (split) (48–47, 47–48, 48–47) 5 5:00 [b]
Featherweight Renato Moicano def. Cub Swanson Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:15
Women's Strawweight JJ Aldrich def. Polyana Viana Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Thiago Santos def. Kevin Holland Decision (unanimous) (29–27, 29–27, 29–26) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (FX)
Bantamweight Pedro Munhoz def. Brett Johns Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 29–28, 29–27) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Ricky Simon def. Montel Jackson Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Ricardo Ramos def. Kyung Ho Kang Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Sheymon Moraes def. Matt Sayles Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Flyweight Alex Perez def. Jose Torres KO (punches) 1 3:36
Women's Strawweight Zhang Weili def. Danielle Taylor Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Marlon Vera def. Wuliji Buren KO (punch to the body) 2 4:53


Bonus awards[edit]

The following fights received $50,000 bonuses:[14]

  • Fight of the Night: Henry Cejudo vs. Demetrious Johnson
  • Performance of the Night: T.J. Dillashaw and Renato Moicano

Reported payout[edit]

The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the California State Athletic Commission. It does not include sponsor money and also does not include the UFC's traditional "fight night" bonuses. The total disclosed payout for the event was $866,000.[15]

  • T.J. Dillashaw: $350,000 (no win bonus) def. Cody Garbrandt: $200,000
  • Henry Cejudo: $100,000 (no win bonus) def. Demetrious Johnson: $380,000
  • Renato Moicano: $52,000 (includes $26,000 win bonus) def. Cub Swanson: $90,000
  • J.J. Aldrich: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus) def. Polyana Viana: $12,000
  • Thiago Santos: $96,000 (includes $48,000 win bonus) def. Kevin Holland: $13,000
  • Pedro Munhoz: $84,000 (includes $42,000 win bonus) def. Brett Johns: $22,000
  • Ricky Simon: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Montel Jackson: $10,000
  • Ricardo Ramos: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Kyung Ho Kang: $16,000
  • Sheymon Moraes: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Matt Sayles: $10,000
  • Alex Perez: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Jose Torres: $14,000
  • Zhang Weili: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Danielle Taylor: $20,000
  • Marlon Vera: $64,000 (includes $32,000 win bonus) def. Wuliji Buren: $10,000

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Meltzer, Dave (2018-08-14). "UFC 227 estimated pay-per-view numbers are in". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2018-08-15.
  3. ^ a b Brett Okamoto (2018-04-04). "Bout between TJ Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt finalized for UFC 227". espn.com. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  4. ^ Dave Doyle (2017-11-05). "UFC 217 results: T.J. Dillashaw finishes Cody Garbrandt, regains bantamweight belt". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  5. ^ Alexander K. Lee (2018-06-09). "Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo 2 booked for UFC 227". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  6. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-04-23). "UFC 197 results: Demetrious Johnson shuts down gold medalist Henry Cejudo in first". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-06-10.
  7. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2018-07-05). "Derek Brunson out of UFC 227 bout vs. Antonio Carlos Jr. due to eye injury". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2018-07-05.
  8. ^ Staff (2018-07-18). "Marlon Vera replaces Bharat Kandare, faces Wuliji Buren at UFC 227". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  9. ^ Ariel Helwani (2018-07-19). "Broken nose knocks Volkan Oezdemir out of bout vs. Alexander Gustafsson for UFC 227". espn.com. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  10. ^ John Morgan (2018-07-22). "So much for that idea: Alexander Gustafsson injured, also out of UFC 227". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  11. ^ Staff (2018-07-24). "DWCS 9 winner Montel Jackson in for Benito Lopez, meets Ricky Simon at UFC 227". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  12. ^ Staff (2018-08-01). "Bethe Correia withdraws from UFC 227 fight with Irene Aldana". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  13. ^ "UFC 227: Dillashaw vs. Garbrandt 2". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
  14. ^ Staff (2018-08-05). "UFC 227 bonuses: Champs Dillashaw, Cejudo among $50,000 winners in Los Angeles". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-08-05.
  15. ^ Staff (2018-08-06). "UFC 227 salaries: Four title fighters clear $100,000-plus each". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-08-06.