The UFC held the UFC 227 main card faceoffs today and everyone was well behaved. However, that’s not to say that the pre-weigh-in staredowns weren’t intense. The only surprise came when Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw didn’t talk trash to each other. Usually, you can’t put those two in the same room together without something popping off. Both remained calm and handled their media duties with class.
On the opposite side of the spectrum was Demetrious Johnson and Henry Cejudo. Despite their little Twitter wars, the two seemed friendly and almost jovial. Trying to judge them based on appearances is tough, but Cejudo already looks like this is a rough cut. DJ looked hydrated and rested as he attempts to set another record with this title defense.
Renato Moicano will look to climb the rankings as he takes on Cub Swanson on Saturday night. Cub is on a two-fight losing streak but has never lost three fights in a row. He’ll look to stop the 12-1 Moicano to avoid slipping down the rankings. Growing a mustache and looking like an extra from ‘Training Day’ may just do the trick.
stunned on the red carpet and squared off against JJ Aldrich for their strawweight fight.
Lastly, Thiago Santos will look to rebound from his loss to David Branch when he takes on promotional newcomer, Kevin Holland.
The actual weigh-ins and faceoffs will take place tomorrow and you can stream them here on MikeSwick.com.