Cory Sandhagen

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Drops heartbreaker in Vegas
BantamweightUFC
July 24, 2021
Sandhagen lost to TJ Dillashaw via split decision (47-48, 48-47, 47-48) at UFC on ESPN 27 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
It looked as though the smooth striking of Sandhagen would see him clear to a title shot early on, as he was able to land damaging blows to Dillashaw on the feet and avoid being taken to the ground. The tide began to turn later on, as Dillashaw employed better head movement and leg kicks when "Sandman" attempted to circle out and throw counter shots. An argument can certainly be made that Sandhagen did enough to win three rounds, but his next move remains uncertain after it appeared the stars were aligning for the 29-year-old to ride momentum into a Pay-Per-View fight. Whatever happens, it's clear that Sandhagen will be a mainstay in the top-5 of the division for some time, and should be within a fight or two of a shot at the gold at any given time. He falls to 14-3 in professional MMA as a result of the loss.
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Slated to fight in July
BantamweightUFC
May 18, 2021
Sandhagen will now take on TJ Dillashaw (forehead) in a bantamweight matchup at UFC Fight Night on July 24, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The two fighters were initially expected to square off in early May, but the bout was postponed after Dillashaw suffered a cut above his eye while training. Sandhagen has won his last two fights, most recently defeating Frankie Edgar via KO (flying knee) in February of 2021. Dillashaw recently served a two-year suspension after he tested positive for EPO in 2019, and he most recently lost to Henry Cejudo via TKO (punches) in January of 2019. Sandhagen has advantages in height and reach.
Dillashaw officially pulls out
BantamweightUFC
April 27, 2021
Sandhagen will no longer take on TJ Dillashaw in a bantamweight fight at the UFC's May 8 event after DIllashaw withdrew from the matchup due to the infected wound he suffered while training, Ariel Helwani of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Sandhagen will have to wait a bit longer to fight Dillashaw, who is looking to push the fight back to June after suffering the laceration above his eye during a training session earlier this week. The UFC is looking to add a matchup between Michelle Waterson and Marina Rodriguez as the replacement main-event fight on the May 8 card. There's plenty riding on an eventual Sandhagen-Dillashaw fight, as the winner is expected to challenge for the bantamweight title after the rematch between Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan takes place.
Fight with Dillashaw not off yet
BantamweightUFC
April 27, 2021
Sandhagen's fight with TJ Dillashaw at a UFC Fight Night event May 8 has not been postponed officially, Mike Bohn of USA Today reports.
ANALYSIS
A number of outlets reported Tuesday the fight was going to be postponed with Dillashaw dealing with an infection from a wound suffered while training. While Dillashaw's condition is true, the fact he postponed the fight is not. Dillashaw is trying to recover in time for May 8, but it's unclear whether he'll be able to. More information will come out in the coming days as Dillashaw's condition is updated.
Fight with Dillashaw delayed
BantamweightUFC
April 27, 2021
Sandhagen's fight with TJ Dillashaw at a UFC Fight Night event on May 8 has been postponed after Dillashaw suffered a cut during training this week, Abhinav Kini of LowKickMMA.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Sandhagen will have to wait a bit longer to fight Dillashaw, who wants to push the fight back to June. The UFC will look to update the main event for May 8. Sandhagen sits with a 14-2-0 record after defeating Frankie Edgar at UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas on Feb. 6 via knockout. There plenty riding on this fight, as the winner is expected to challenge for the bantamweight title after the rematch between Alijamain Sterling and Petr Yan takes place.
To fight Dillashaw on May 8
BantamweightUFC
March 18, 2021
Sandhagen will fight TJ Dillashaw at the UFC Event on May 8, Brett Okamoto of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Sandhagen will be entering the ring holding a 14-2-0 UFC fighting record. The bantamweight most recently defeated Frankie Edgar via KO (flying knee) at UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas back on Feb. 6. On the other hand, this will be Dillashaw's first fight since being handed a suspension back in April, 2019 for testing positive for EPO.