Cody Garbrandt may face the chopping block with a loss at UFC 285.
Cody Gardrant, the one-time bantamweight champion, may very well be on his approach out of the UFC with a loss this Saturday evening. Garbrant is on a two-fight skid and is 1-5 in his final six bouts, most lately dropping a flyweight bout to title contender Kai-Kara France at UFC 269. Garbrant has had three combat cancellations since then however is dealing with Trevin Jones this weekend. Garbrandt was scheduled to face Rani Yahya final summer time, however Yahya pulled out and the bout was rescheduled for October just for Yahya to tug out once more earlier than Garbrandt was injured himself. Garbrandt was set to face Julio Arce at UFC 285 till he pulled out, with Jones stepping in on brief discover.
Garbrandt entered the UFC in 2015 with a 5-0 file and would go on to win six straight, which culminated with changing into the bantamweight champion. After beating Dominick Cruz, “No Love” would face previous teammate TJ Dillashaw twice, being knocked out in each fights earlier than the third spherical, incomes a repute for being “chinny”. Garbrant’s most up-to-date win got here in opposition to Raphael Assuncao at UFC 250, the place he confirmed flashes of his previous self. Although he has misplaced to ranked fighters like Pedro Munhoz and Rob Font, the knockout losses appear to be piling up for Garbrant.
Cody Garbrant faces Trevin Jones at UFC 285
Garbrant would be the featured combat of the prelims in opposition to Trevin Jones, one other fighter who may very well be on UFC’s chopping block as nicely. Jones joined the UFC about three years in the past, coming in with a 12-6 file and stepping in on brief discover to face fellow newcomer Timur Valiev. Jones gained that combat by knockout, successful efficiency of the evening, however the combat was modified to a no-contest after Jones examined optimistic for marijuana. Jones would win his subsequent combat however has dropped three straight since then, his most up-to-date loss coming in opposition to Raoni Barcelos in October. With Garbrandt’s uncooked energy and Jones largely harmful on the bottom, this might very nicely come all the way down to who lands first or who will get the takedown first. Jones might need the excuse of leaping in on brief discover if he’s lower, however it could be a giant fall from grace if Garbrant can’t safe the win right here.