UFC on ESPN+ 47: Cory Sandhagen welcomes former champ T.J. Dillashaw back to the octagon

The UFC confirmed that former champion T.J. Dillashaw will be eagerly welcomed by the No. 2 bantamweight Cory Sandhagen on ESPN+ 47 in May.

Dillashaw (16-4-0), 35, hasn’t fought since losing to Henry Cejudo in January 2019 for the flyweight title. He vacated the bantamweight title in March 2019, after testing positive in pre and post drug tests for EPO.

Meanwhile Sandhagen (14-2-0), 28, recently put away Frankie Edgar with a highlight reel flying knee in just 28 seconds at UFC Vegas 18 in February. He will have a 5-inch height advantage in the contest.

UFC on ESPN+ 47 is scheduled for May 8 at a location to be determined. Current bouts include:

BEN ROTHWELL (38-13-0) VS. PHILIPE LINS (14-5-0)

DIEGO SANCHEZ (30-13-0) VS. DONALD CERRONE (36-15-0, 2NC)

DAMIR HADZOVIC (13-6-0) VS, NIKOLAS MOTTA (12-3-0)

ROXANNE MODAFERRI (25-18-0) VS. TALIA SANTOS (17-1-0)

JUN YONG PARK (12-4-0) VS. TAFON NCHUKWI (5-0-0)

CHRISTIAN AGUILERA (14-7-0) VS. CARLSTON HARRIS (15-4-0)

MAURICE GREENE (14-5-0) VS. MARCOS ROGERIO DE LIMA (17-7-1)

JULIANNA PENA (10-4-0) VS. TBD

ILIA TOPURIA (10-0-0) VS. LUDOVIT KLEIN (17-2-0)

ZARRUKH ADASHEV (3-3-0) VS. RYAN BENOIT (10-7-0)

More bouts are expected to be announced.

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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