T.J. Dillashaw Gets a Call-Out From Pedro Munhoz After Dominant Victory Over Jimmie Rivera at UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Gane

Published 02/28/2021, 11:43 AM EST


Pedro Munhoz defeated Jimmie Rivera at UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs Gane via unanimous decision. This was a rematch between the duo with the first fight dating back to 2015. After the satisfying win, Munhoz proceeded to call out former bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw in his post-fight press conference.

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The action-packed fight between Rivera and Munhoz was probably the most entertaining bout of the night. Both fighters were looking to inflict damage on their opponent from the word go. Dillashaw will have a tough opponent to face if he indeed faces Munhoz upon his return to the Octagon.

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“Um, I heard some rumors that T.J. Dillashaw is coming back, you know. The possibility to fight Marlon it won’t happen so soon, you know? Besides the training partners, you know, we were good friends. We would have fight if it was for a title. Other than that, we have so many so many big names out there in the mix that I would fight,‘ said Munhoz.

And I think that a fight would make sense, T.J. Dillashaw is coming back. You know, I heard some stuff he that he’s coming back. I have nothing against him and I’m nobody to judge him whatever. If If the UFC thinks that’s the fight that makes sense. We’ll be willing to fight him or anyone else,” he added.

“I’m like, I say I’m not looking for the point of judging him for anything. When he got off of the game, he was a champion. So him coming back- I think they’re going to give him a big name or a big fight,” said ‘The Young Punisher’.

Is Pedro Munhoz vs T.J. Dillashaw the fight to make?

Dillashaw will look to get a worthy opponent upon his return to the Octagon after being suspended for two years. Munhoz is a top-class bantamweight. He certainly fits the bill as a worthy opponent. Also, he has the required name value as well and Dillashaw will have his hands full.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – AUGUST 21: Pedro Munhoz of Brazil poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at UFC APEX on August 21, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

It will be a fantastic opportunity for Munhoz. He can prove his caliber with a good performance against a former champion like Dillashaw. However, there will be many others willing to get a shot at ‘Killashaw’ upon his return to the Octagon. So, whether Munhoz actually gets the fight remains to be seen.

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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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