Henry Cejudo is a genuine Olympic calibre athlete having won Gold in wrestling in that sphere. What impresses us most about Cejudo is his mental toughness and work-rate in terms of wanting to improve his game in all areas of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts).
The first time he lost to Demetrious Johnson, Cejudo looked to have a mountain to climb in order to beat ‘Mighty Mouse’. But the diminutive powerhouse got back to the coal face, improved his striking out of all recognition and beat a host of top prospects en route to his rematch. His 2018 victory over Johnson was a coming out party for Cejudo at Flyweight, but taking on TJ Dillashaw is a huge task.
TJ Dillashaw vs Henry Cejudo Betting Lines
The TJ Dillashaw vs Henry Cejudo betting lines have Dillashaw as the -187.50 bookies favourite at bet365 online*. Cejudo is a fiery underdog though trading at +162.50 with Betway and he will be in no rush to hand over his belt to California native Dillashaw.
In his last fight, Dillashaw was ruthless in his rematch with arch-rival Cody Garbrandt, winning by TKO and shuffling that former champ down the pecking order. TJ will do well to make the weight at 125 lb and when replenished with water and food, he will make for a huge physical presence for the weight class.
TJ Dillashaw vs Henry Cejudo Betting Predictions
The UFC betting lines favour TJ Dillashaw and that support can be justified with a confident UFC Fight Night 143 prediction of TJ Dillashaw to beat Henry Cejudo.
Dillashaw has very heavy hands and his timing is absolutely world class. Cejudo has been stopped before, so betting odds of +162 at Betway for TJ Dillashaw to win by KO/TKO looks a good value UFC bet. Henry Cejudo can put up a brave defence of his belt, but Dillashaw can get this done inside the 5-round distance.
UFC Fight Night 143 Prediction
TJ Dillashaw to beat Henry Cejudo by KO/TKO at +162 Betway Sports