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May Cody Garbrandt and T.J. Dillashaw lastly have a date?

After months of forwards and backwards, the defending bantamweight champion appeared to trace Wednesday that he is scheduled to face Dillashaw on the UFC 217 card at Madison Sq. Backyard in November.

Garbrandt, who earned the bantamweight belt with an exciting win over Dominick Cruz in December 2016, was initially scheduled to defend towards Dillashaw at UFC 213.

A again damage pressured “No Love” to tug out of the occasion, although, and there was speak that Dillashaw would leap right down to flyweight to tackle longtime champ Demetrious Johnson within the interim.

That matchup by no means materialized, and there now seems to be some momentum for the bout that was initially pinned because the headliner for Worldwide Battle Week in July.

Garbrandt can be getting into his first title protection trying to keep his flawless skilled report of eleven-zero. Dillashaw, who held the bantamweight title earlier than dropping a cut up choice to Cruz in January 2016, has gained again-to-again fights to maneuver his profession mark to 14-three.