T.J. Dillashaw Scouting Report

T.J. Dillashaw Scouting Report

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T.J. Dillashaw Scouting Report

t.j. dillashaw scouting report
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T.J. Dillashaw Scouting Report


5’6″ 135 lbs (Bantamweight)
66″ reach, Orthodox
February 7, 1986


15-3 (UFC: 11-3)

Current Streak

3 straight wins


NCAA D1 wrestler
Black belt in Bang Muay Thai
Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Championships Held

UFC Bantamweight Champion: 2014-16 (two successful title defenses)
UFC Bantamweight Champion: 2017-present (no title defenses)



– great MMA wrestler
– knockout power
– very aggressive
– extremely quick on his feet
– fantastic footwork
– throws strikes from odd angles
– very active striker – lands lots of strikes
– fairly accurate striker too
– mixes up strikes well – punches, kicks, head shots, body shots, etc.
– great strike differential
– solid striking defense
– also good at submissions – good rear naked choke
– very good ground and pound
– good at passing guard
– active on the ground looking for submissions
– has only been taken down inside the Octagon by Dominick Cruz
– great cardio – very active near end of fights



– extremely short reach
– can be knocked out
– not very accurate on his takedowns (%)
– can let emotions/anger get the best of him



T.J. Dillashaw’s got his belt snatched by the master of his style – Dominick Cruz.  Then he snatched it back from arch enemy Cody Garbrandt.



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