The pairing was revealed during UFC Tonight on Wednesday. UFC 217
takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York on Nov. 4 and is
headlined by a middleweight championship clash between Michael
Bisping and Georges St.
Garbrandt recently posted what looked like an announcement of a
fight with Dillashaw on his Twitter account, but the matchup was
not official at that time. The two former Team Alpha Male Training
partners were originally scheduled to meet at UFC 213, but
Garbrandt was forced to withdraw from that date due to a back
Garbrandt claimed the 135-pound belt with a five-round decision
Cruz at UFC 206 this past December. Dillashaw, a former
bantamweight titlist, has garnered back-to-back decision triumphs
Assuncao and John
Lineker since losing the belt to Cruz in January 2016.