Everything You Need To Know About T.J. Dillashaw’s Family and Wife

Published 07/20/2021, 7:30 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 04: TJ Dillashaw reacts during his UFC bantamweight championship bout against Cody Garbrandt during the UFC 217 event at Madison Square Garden on November 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)


Former UFC bantamweight champion, T.J. Dillashaw ends his two-year-long Octagon hiatus this weekend as he takes on Cory Sandhagen upon his return. Ahead of the much-anticipated main event of the Fight Night card, we take a look at Dillashaw’s family life and wife.

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Dillashaw is married to Rebecca Dillashaw. She is the only woman T.J. has ever dated or married. This truly shows the chemistry the former champion shares with his beloved partner. Rebecca has worked in the media industry for a considerable amount of time now. The 36-year-old has always been an influential figure behind her husband’s success as a UFC fighter.

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 04: TJ Dillashaw celebrates his UFC Bantamweight Title Bout win over Cody Garbrandt during UFC 227 at Staples Center on August 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, United States. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

Rebecca resides in Colorado and California. She also has a son with T.J.. Bronson Jack Dillashaw is their only child. Rebecca graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in visual communications.

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The couple tied knots in June 2014. Their wedding took place in Mexico. They got blessed with a baby boy in December 2017. The child was named Bronson.

Apart from their personal and professional lives, Rebecca and T.J. are both vivid dog lovers. Rebecca has two dogs and T.J. has one. The couple has created separate Instagram pages for each of their dogs.

Can T.J. Dillashaw become a force to reckon with at the bantamweight division again?

Dillashaw has been absent for a considerable amount of time from the Octagon. That has risen questions among his fans about if he is still the same fighter. Well, those questions will be somewhat answered this weekend.

Not many would have chosen their return fight against a flying figure of the bantamweight division like Cory Sandhagen. But the former champion wants to put himself right back in the mix of title contention.

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BROOKLYN, NEW YORK – JANUARY 18: TJ Dillashaw poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at Barclays Center on January 18, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

A win against Sandhagen will instantly make Dillashaw a No. 1 contender for the title. But ‘Sandman’ is a man on a mission as well. He will look to spoil the return for Dillashaw and hand him two back-to-back defeats for the first time in his career.

Can T.J. Dillashaw be triumphant this weekend?

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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