Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Sandhagen vs Dillashaw?
T.J. Dillashaw beat Cory Sandhagen by split decision in their 5 round contest, during the main event of UFC Vegas 32, on Saturday 24th July 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 47-48, 47-48, 48-47 in favor of winner T.J. Dillashaw.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Sandhagen vs Dillashaw stats
Cory Sandhagen stepped into the ring with a record of 14 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
T.J. Dillashaw made his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Dillashaw had a slight advantage in power over Sandhagen, with a 50% knock out percentage over Sandhagen's 43%.
Cory Sandhagen was the younger man by 6 years, at 30 years old.
Sandhagen had a height advantage of 5 inches over Dillashaw. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Sandhagen was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 5 year and 2 months later than Dillashaw, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 11 less professional rounds, 45 to Dillashaw's 56.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Cory Sandhagen had been fighting more than T.J. Dillashaw.
Going to this contest, Cory Sandhagen had last fought 1 year, 7 months and 22 days ago, while T.J. Dillashaw's last outing had been 3 years, 8 months and 9 days ago.
Sandhagen's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
Dillashaw's last 4 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 2 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.