Cody Garbrandt vs TJ Dillashaw is back on. The highly anticipated UFC bantamweight title fight between former training partners has been rescheduled for UFC 217 at Madison Square Garden in November.
Originally scheduled to take place at UFC 213 in July, the fight was postponed while the champion Garbrandt healed up from an injury he sustained. As of now, the November 4 fightcard will be headlined by a middleweight title fight between champ Michael Bisping and challenger Georges St-Pierre.
Dillashaw, the former champion lost his belt to Dominick Cruz via split decision in January 2016. Garbrandt won the title in December of that year after defeating Cruz via unanimous decision.
Garbrandt and Dillashaw coached opposite one another on the most recent season of the Ultimate Fighter which concluded in July.
On Wednesday’s edition of UFC Tonight on FS1, six bouts were announced for UFC 217.
In a middleweight battle, former 170-pound champion Johny Hendricks will take on Paulo Borrachinha, while heavyweights Aleksei Oleinik and Curtis Blaydes will also meet in the center of the octagon.
Aiemann Zahabi takes on Ricardo Ramos at 135-pounds, and in the light heavyweight division, two bouts were made official as Corey Anderson meets Patrick Cummins and Gadzhimurad Antigulov squares off with Ion Cutelaba.