After a two-year-long layoff, T.J. Dillashaw made a great comeback at UFC Vegas 32 by defeating Cory Sandhagen via a split decision. After this spectacular victory, here are 5 potential opponents for T.J. Dillashaw.
Former teammates turned foe, Dillashaw vs. Garbrandt is one of the biggest rivalries in UFC bantamweight history. Moreover, Garbrandt immediately made a tweet, revealing that he is open to a trilogy fight to avenge his both losses.
Dillashaw, in his post-fight Octagon interview, said that he is open to go up against any of the top 5 bantamweight contenders if he doesn't get a title shot. Hence, the #3 bantamweight contender, Rob Font, will be an intriguing match-up for Dillashaw.
Sterling is in talks for booking his first title defense, a rematch against Petr Yan, at UFC 267. If Sterling successfully defends his title against Yan, UFC fans might witness Dillashaw as the next title challenger.
Petr Yan made a Tweet saying defeating Dillashaw has always been his goal. It's safe to say that there is a possibility of Dillashaw vs. Yan coming to fruition in the near future.
Jose Aldo currently holds the fourth position in the UFC bantamweight rankings. There is a possibility that Dillashaw might need to get through Aldo to secure a title shot.