Henry Cejudo believes Cory Sandhagen has a “big hole and the name is wrestling”

Former UFC bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo believes that Cory Sandhagen has a “big hole” in his game “and the name is wrestling.”

Sandhagen lost a narrow split decision to former teammate TJ Dillashaw in the main event of UFC Vegas 32 this past Saturday night. It was a very close fight that could have gone either way, but if you ask Cejudo, Dillashaw deserved to win the fight because he controlled more of it. While Cejudo can admit it was a competitive fight, ultimately he believes that the wrestling proved to be the difference, and he sees that as a big hole in Sandhagen’s game.

Speaking in a video posted to his social media breaking down the fight, Cejudo gave his honest thoughts on the Sandhagen vs. Dillashaw fight and what he took away from “The Sandman” in particular.

“(There are) a couple of things that we can learn about Cory Sandhagen. One, he’s got a big hole and the name is wrestling. If you put him against somebody who is just mediocre but can wrestle and can semi-strike, and can wrestle more? Man, I dunno,” Cejudo said. “And the other thing is, when you bring the fight to him, he cannot fight backward. He looks for a lot of those blitz knees and punches, but he doesn’t even have that dangerous power, so those are the two things I take away from (the fight). Yeah, he can go five rounds, and in reality, he can knock you out with his other limbs, but with his hands, he’s a little bit limited. So if I was to fight somebody like Cory, man, I would really bring the fight and bring it into the fight zone, Like more in that boxing range with hands.”

Do you agree with Henry Cejudo that Cory Sandhagen can be exposed by superior wrestlers?

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