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Cejudo Wins Superbout With 5th Fastest Stoppage In UFC Title Fight History

Cejudo Wins Superbout With 5th Fastest Stoppage In UFC Title Fight History

Henry Cejudo made short work of TJ Dillashaw to defend his UFC flyweight title at the Barclays Center in New York on Saturday night.

Dillashaw, the UFC bantamweight champion, was stepping down in weight for the superfight.

It took Cejudo just 32 seconds to finish his opponent. It was the joint fifth-fastest title fight stoppage in UFC history.

After the fight, Cejudo said he respected his opponent for making the drop down - the weight cut was particularly tough - and that he would be open to a rematch between the two at the more comfortable 135lb mark for Dillashaw.

The 32-year-old Dillashaw was unhappy with how the early the fight was stopped.

"You don't stop a title fight like that," he told ESPN.

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"You don't rob 12 weeks of my work. For me to hardly get clipped behind my ear. I'm in on a single leg scrambling and for you to stop a scramble - for not only a world title fight but a champ versus champ fight - it's uncalled for.

"That ref better hope I don't see him.

"I heard him say, 'show me something' and I said, 'I'm good' and I went on a single leg. What the fuck do you want me to do?"

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