TJ Dillashaw

Tyler Jeffrey Dillashaw, professionally known as TJ Dillashaw is an American mixed martial artist. He turned pro in 2010 and is currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is the two-time UFC Bantamweight Champion. He is ranked at No. 9 in official UFC pound-for-pound rankings as of March 2019. NYASC suspended him retroactive to 19 January 2019 until 19 January 2020. NYASC and USADA found adverse findings following his last fight against Henry Cejudo on 19 January 2019.

He has over 1.4 million followers on his Instagram.

He is best known for being a two-time UFC Bantamweight Champion.

TJ Dillashaw is from where?

TJ Dillashaw is a professional wrestler who was born on February 7, 1986. Tyler Jeffrey Dillashaw is his given name. His father, Hal Dillashaw, and mother, Janice Dillashaw, are his parents. He is of White racial origin. Sonora, California is where he was born in the United States. He is an American citizen. Aquarius is his zodiac sign. He grew up in the California town of Angels Camp.

Bret Harte High School was his alma mater. He was a member of the wrestling team at Bret Harte. During his junior year of high school, he was also a member of the football team. In 2004, he completed high school. He went to California State University, Fullerton, after graduating from high school. He wrestled for the Titans wrestling team in college.

Career of Wrestling

He was a four-time sectional qualifier and a two-time state qualifier for the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF).

He finished fifth in the CIF state championship and finished his junior season with a 45-7 record.

With a 52-6 record as a senior, he finished second in the CIF State Championships.

He graduated from high school with a 170-33 overall record.

He was granted a full wrestling scholarship to compete for the Titans of Cal State Fullerton.

In his freshman year of college, he had a 14-16 record, including a 100-8 duals record and a 3-4 Pac-10 record.

In the summer of 2006, he traveled to Ukraine to hone his wrestling skills.

In his sophomore year, he had a 17-14 record, with an 11-4 dual record and a 5-3 Pac-10 record.

In 2007, he finished sixth at 132.25 pounds in the University Greco Wrestling Championships in Akron, Ohio, and fourth at the Pac-10 Championships.

In the Pac-10 Championships, he came in fourth place. He went 22-10 with four pins, including a 7-0 record in Pac-10 duals.

In his senior year, he was ranked 10th in the country at 133 pounds. He’s already a three-time NCAA qualifier.

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a style of martial arts that

After graduating from Cal State Fullerton, he considered a career in mixed martial arts.

After graduating from high school, Dillashaw was invited to join the Reign Training Center fighter class by Mark Munoz, who coached at Cal State Fullerton for three years.

Dillashaw spent a year and a half training with Team Reign.

Dillashaw was inspired by Coach Munoz to join Team Alpha Male in Sacramento, California.

Dillashaw joined Team Alpha Male and started practicing.

He finished with a 2-0 amateur record.

He turned professional in 2010 and made his professional debut in March 2010 against Czar Sklavos, a fellow pro debutant. He won a majority decision over Czar.

At Battle For Wrestling, he beat Brandon Drucker. It was a mixed martial arts event held in California to raise funds for the Cal Poly wrestling team.

The Ultimate Fighter is a reality television show that airs on

He signed with the UFC in 2011 to compete on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller.

He defeated Matt Jaggers in the first round via TKO to gain entry into the Ultimate Fighter house.

He was selected as a part of Team Bisping and the second bantamweight (seventh overall) chosen for the team.

He defeated Dustin Pague via unanimous decision to reach the bantamweight final.


He made his UFC debut in December 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada at The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale. Dillashaw lost to John Dodson via TKO. It was the final of the bantamweight tournament.

He then defeated Vaughan Lee via submission at UFC on Fuel TV: Munoz vs. Weidman, Issei Tamura via TKO at UFC 158, and Hugo Viana via TKO at UFC on Fox 7.

Previously, his fight with Raphael Assuncao in September 2013 at UFC Fight Night 28 was canceled due to a minor medical issue for Assuncao. Their bout took place in October 2013 at UFC Fight Night 29, where Dillashaw lost to Assuncao via split decision. Both the fighters earned Fight of the Night honors.

He defeated Bantamweight champion and top 5 pounds for pound Renan Barao in the fifth round via TKO to become the new UFC Bantamweight champion at UFC 173 in May 2014. It became one of the biggest upsets in UFC and MMA history. He earned Fight of the Night and Performance of the Night bonuses.

His immediate rematch with Baron was scheduled in August 2014 at UFC 177. Barao attempted to cut his weight. As a result, Barao had to be admitted to the hospital on the day of the weigh-ins.

Joe Soto replaced Barao. Dillashaw defeated Soto via knockout in the fifth round earning his second consecutive Performance of the Night bonus.

A rematch with Barao in April 2015 at UFC 186 was canceled once again when Dillashaw sustained a broken rib injury while training.

The rematch between Dillashaw and Barao eventually took place at UFC on Fox 16 in July 2015, where Dillashaw defeated Barao once again via TKO in the fourth round to retain his title. He also earned a Performance of the Night bonus.

He relinquished his title dropping a split decision in a bout against former champion Dominick Curz in January 2016. However, both the fighters earned Fight of the Night honors.

He later won the rematch with Raphael Assuncao in July 2016 at UFC 200.

UFC announced in January 2017 that he would be one of the coaches opposite Cody Garbrandt on The Ultimate Fighter 25. The pair was expected to face each other in July 2017 at UFC 213.

Their expected bout was postponed after Garbrandt sustained a back injury. Their bout was rescheduled to take place in November 2017 at UFC 217. Dillashaw defeated Garbrandt via knockout in the second round and regained the UFC Bantamweight Championship. The fight also earned him his fifth Performance of the Night bonus.

He once again defeated Garbrandt in the rematch in August 2018 at UFC 227. He won via TKO and earned the Performance of the Night bonus.

He was initially scheduled to face Henry Cejudo on 26 January 2019 at UFC 233 for the UFC Flyweight Championship. However, their fight was moved a week earlier at UFC Fight Night 143 after that pay-per-view event was canceled. He lost the fight via TKO just 32 seconds into the first round.

Drug Test

He announced via Instagram on 20 March 2019 that he would be voluntarily relinquishing the UFC bantamweight championship after USADA and NYASC found adverse findings following his last fight against Herny Cejudo.

He received a one-year suspension by the NYSAC retroactive to 19 January 2019.

He is now ineligible to fight until 19 January 2020.

Championships and achievements

Ultimate Fighting Championship

UFC Bantamweight Championship (Two times)

(First Reign) Two successful title defenses

(Second Reign) One successful title defense

(Overall) Three successful title defenses

First fighter to finish a title bout in the fifth round twice (UFC 173 & UFC 177)

Fight of the Night (Three times) vs. Raphael Assunção, Renan Barão, and Dominick Cruz

Performance of the Night (Five times) vs. Renan Barão (2), Joe Soto, and Cody Garbrandt (2)

The Ultimate Fighter 14 Runner-up

World MMA Awards

2014 Upset of the Year vs. Renan Barão at UFC 173

Pundit Areana

2017 Fight of the Year vs. Cody Garbrandt

Amateur wrestling

California Interscholastic Federation

CIF High School State Championship Runner-up (2004)

CIF All-State (2003, 2004)

College Wrestling

3-time NCAA Qualifier

Who is TJ Dillashaw married to?

TJ Dillashaw is a married man. He is married to Rebecca. The couple tied a knot to each other in June 2014. The couple has a son born in December 2017. His sexual orientation is straight.

He lives with his family in Denver, Colorado.

What are TJ Dillashaw’s Body Measurements?

TJ Dillashaw stands at a height of 1.69 m i.e. 5 feet and 6 and a half inches tall. He has a body weight of 124.6 lbs i.e. 57 kg. He has a reach of 67 inches. He has an athletic body build. He has dark brown eyes and his hair color is blonde.

What is TJ Dillashaw’s Net Worth?

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TJ Dillashaw earns via his fighting career. His earning comes from contracts, fights, fight honor bonuses, and endorsements. He has also appeared in TV commercial for Toyo Tires. He has endorsed Muscle Pharm, Boost Mobile, Green Roads, and Virus International via social media. As of 2019, his net worth is estimated at $1.3 million.

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