Replay | Watch Dillashaw Get Saved By The Bell, Almost KO’d In Round 1 By Garbrandt

Cody Garbrandt was looking to lock in his first defense of his UFC bantamweight title on Saturday night, as the fighter co-headlined UFC 217’s unbelievably exciting event. While “No Love” did not successfully defend his title, the fighter nearly took his opponent out within the first round.

There inside the famous Madison Square Garden Arena, Cody Garbrandt faced off against former champion and former teammate T.J. Dillashaw. Dillashaw used to be a member of the highly acclaimed training camp Team Alpha Male. However, the fighter departed from the camp shortly after earning his bantamweight title. Since Dillashaw left the camp, there has been some bad blood between the fighter and “No Love.”

In front of the New York crowd, the two fighters have a chance to settle their score. While Dillashaw earned a TKO victory over his opponent in the second round, “No Love” put on a dominant display in the first round of their match up. Landing a vicious right hand, “No Love” dropped Dillashaw to the mat. The fighter quickly capitalized on his stunning strike with some brutal ground and pound. However, the round suddenly reached its end as the bell sounded throughout the arena. Dillashaw survived to the second round.

For a replay of the exciting moment, check out the video above.