The fight features Sandhagen, the No. 3 ranked bantamweight in the MMA Fighting Global MMA Rankings, taking on two-time champ Dillashaw, who returns from a two-plus year layoff due to an anti-doping suspension from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.
Sandhagen returns five months after one of his most impressive wins to date, a flying knee knockout of former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, which built his current winning streak to two fights after a submission loss to current champ Aljamain Sterling that marked his first UFC setback.
Dillashaw’s most recent octagon appearance came in January 2019, when he was stopped in just 32 seconds by Henry Cejudo in a bid to become a two-division champ by capturing the flyweight title. That fight produced the positive EPO test that derailed Dillashaw’s career.
The winner of the fight could be in line to face the winner of an upcoming title rematch between Sterling and Petr Yan in October.
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