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Fantasy AnalysisThough his previously scheduled bantamweight title fight with Cody Garbrandt at UFC 213 was called off due to Garbrandt's back injury, Dillashaw (14-3) will still get the opportunity to reclaim a UFC championship by dropping down to 125 pounds and taking on Johnson (26-2-1). The UFC has yet to officially announce a pay-per-view event for August, but White has previously mentioned that he was looking to have Johnson headline a card that month in Seattle, which is near where the 30-year-old trains. With a win over Dillashaw, Johnson, a 10-time defending champion, would break the record he shares with Anderson Silva for most consecutive title defenses in UFC history.
Fantasy AnalysisWhittaker and Romero will co-main UFC 213 with their fight now that T.J. Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt (back) have been bumped from the card. Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko's title fight will main event. Whittaker is coming off an impressive TKO victory over Jacare Souza in his last fight and has thoroughly earned the opportunity to compete for the interim title.
Fantasy AnalysisWith T.J. Dillashaw no longer fighting Cody Garbrandt (back) at UFC 213, Romero and Whittaker will now co-main the date with Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko taking over main event duties. After grinding away in the middleweight division for quite some time, Romero will now officially get his shot at the title, though it is just of the interim variety for now. With eight straight wins and back-to-back victories over middleweight stalwarts Jacare Souza and Chris Weidman, there are few more deserving of an opportunity to fight for a belt than the 40-year-old Romero.
Fantasy AnalysisWhile it's unfortunate that he won't get a chance to compete for Garbrandt's bantamweight title, Dillashaw might be in line for a nice consolation prize in a bout against Johnson. A former bantamweight champion himself, Dillashaw will now have his sights set on the 125-pound belt. At 5-foot-6, the 31-year-old Dillashaw has hinted at this move in the past, suggesting he is one of the smaller fighters in the bantamweight division.
Fantasy AnalysisIt was speculated that the fight might be called off, and now Garbrandt officially will relinquish the opportunity to defend his title immediately, as his back injury has proven to be too much for him to bear leading up to the July bout. It remains to be seen when Garbrandt will be able to step into the Octagon again, but it could be a matter of months depending on how "No Love" responds to treatment.
Fantasy AnalysisCyborg will not be arrested, but stands to face some type of punishment for the misdemeanor charge. Given that the alleged victim, Angela Magana, continues to taunt Cyborg on social media and claims to have not been hurt, the chances of Cyborg's punishment being severe are slim. Currently, the top 145-pound contender has not been booked for her next fight, but Cyborg remains hopeful to be added to the UFC 214 card on July 29. Any legal consequences stemming from this incident are unlikely to affect that target date, as a worst-case scenario likely involves a fine and/or community service for Cyborg.
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