Manager Ali Abdelaziz Gives a Huge Update on Former Champion Cody Garbrandt

Published 07/13/2021, 11:15 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 02: Cody Garbrandt walks to the octagon in his bantamweight bout during the UFC 235 event at T-Mobile Arena on March 2, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)


Cody Garbrandt has not been in the best of forms lately. The UFC bantamweight fighter has lost 4 out of his last 5 fights, with his most recent loss coming against Rob Font at UFC Vegas 27. Taking Garbrandt’s recent form into consideration many believe that the fighter should move down a weight class.

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The former champion hasn’t performed well since his victory against Dominick Cruz back in 2016. Therefore, there has been much speculation as to the future of ‘No Love.’

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Now during a recent interview, Ali Abdelaziz has revealed that ‘No Love’ will be moving down to 125. He said, “He’s moving to 125, most likely via Madison square garden. Mick Maynard is the matchmaker. He pulled the strings we talked and I think very soon Mick will announce Cody’s moving to 125. And where he will have an opponent, possibly somebody in the top 10, and to try to get a win and get a title shot.” 

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While Garbrandt has won just 1 fight in his last 5, he still is No.5 in the UFC bantamweight rankings. Therefore Abdelaziz believes that Garbrandt will try to get a victory over a top 10 fighter and challenge for the title as soon he moves to 125.

Can Cody Garbrandt succeed in the UFC Flyweight division?

While ‘No Love’ has not been in the best of forms lately. The former UFC champion had an incredible start to his MMA career and was 11-0 at one point. He even became the first fighter to defeat Dominick Cruz in almost a decade.

Many believed Garbrandt to be the next big thing in the UFC. However, since he lost to T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 217, ‘No Love‘ lost his way. Garbrandt is just 30 years old right now and is in the prime of his MMA career. Therefore, it would come as no surprise if the former champion does well in the Flyweight division.

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Do you think Cody Garbrandt will be able to succeed in the UFC Flyweight division? Let us know in the comments.

 

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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