Cody Garbrandt has had an illustrious MMA career with a professional record of 12-3. From his MMA debut to becoming the UFC Bantamweight champion, here, we take a look at Cody Garbrandt's MMA journey to the top.
Garbrandt fought against Charles Kessinger at Pinnacle FC: Pittsburgh Challenge Series 1 in his professional MMA debut. It only took 4:11 minutes for Garbrandt to win via TKO in the first round.
Garbrandt made his UFC debut against Marcus Brimage at UFC 182. He won his UFC debut via TKO in the third round.
Including his UFC debut, Garbrandt went on a 6-fight win streak, which also includes his spectacular unanimous decision victory over Dominick Cruz.
Garbrandt clashed against Dominick Cruz for the UFC Bantamweight Championship title. After knocking Cruz down two times and nearly finishing him in the fourth round, Garbrandt became the UFC Bantamweight Champion by winning the fight via unanimous decision.
After becoming the champion, Garbrandt lost his next three fights, twice against T.J. Dillashaw and once against Pedro Munhoz. Garbrandt's first loss against T.J. Dillashaw marked his first professional loss, where he also lost his championship title.