UFC on Fox 5 Update: Bryan Caraway Replaces T.J. Dillashaw, Meets Mike Easton in Seattle
“The Ultimate Fighter” Season 14 finalist T.J.
has suffered an undisclosed injury and will be unable
to compete against Mike Easton
UFC on Fox 5
Replacing the Team Alpha Male standout will be another “TUF 14”
alum in Bryan
Caraway, promotion officials announced Tuesday.
UFC on Fox 5 takes place Dec. 8 at Seattle’s KeyArena and will be
headlined by a lightweight title collision between reigning
Henderson and No. 1 contender Nate Diaz.
A Washington native, Caraway competed on “TUF 14” as a
featherweight, falling to Diego
Brandao in their semifinal exhibition bout. The 28-year-old
made his official UFC debut this past December, submitting cast
Neace at the live season finale. Most recently, “Kid Lightning”
made the cut to 135 pounds for a July 21 showdown with Octagon
Gagnon, weathering an early storm from the Canadian prospect
before finishing their UFC 149 bout with a third-round rear-naked
Easton rides an eight-fight winning streak heading into his
showdown with Caraway. “The Hulk” has competed for the UFC three
times thus far, debuting one year ago with a technical knockout of
Bloodworth before taking a majority decision from Jared
Papazian to kick off 2012. The 28-year-old last competed on
July 7 at UFC 148, taking a unanimous decision from veteran
Menjivar at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
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