“The Ultimate Fighter” Season 14 finalist T.J. Dillashaw has suffered an undisclosed injury and will be unable to compete against Mike Easton at UFC on Fox 5 in Seattle.

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 champion Benson 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 mate Dustin Neace at the live season finale. Most recently, “Kid Lightning” made the cut to 135 pounds for a July 21 showdown with Octagon newcomer Mitch Gagnon, weathering an early storm from the Canadian prospect before finishing their UFC 149 bout with a third-round rear-naked choke.

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 Byron 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 Ivan Menjivar at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Neil Magny replaces injured Rick Story, meets Erick Silva at UFC Fight Night 74

  • 21 days ago
  • 2 views

Neil Magny had his seven-fight winning streak snapped by Demian Maia earlier this month, and wants to get back to the win column as soon as possible. The UFC announced on Tuesday that Magny will repl read news >>

Beyond the Octagon: Bellator champ Minakov, TUF finalist Taylor, and Road to UFC: Japan

  • 19 days ago
  • 9 views

Your weekly update on what big-show veterans are up to on the world's regional circuits. Another weekend past, and another cohort of former UFC fighters look to reassert themselves on the regional ci read news >>

Nik Lentz moves up to lightweight, meets Danny Castillo at UFC on FOX 17

  • 6 days ago
  • 0 views

Although Nik Lentz is a well-established featherweight, he will return to the lightweight division he left three years ago for UFC on FOX 17.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Nik Lentz goes up to lightweight, meets Danny Castillo at UFC on FOX 17

  • 6 days ago
  • 0 views

Nik Lentz is moving on up. The perennially ranked featherweight is shifting back to lightweight and will meet Danny Castillo at UFC on FOX 17 on Dec. 19 in Orlando, the UFC confirmed Tuesday. The Orl read news >>

Hayder Hassan meets Vicente Luque in 'TUF 21' rematch at UFC on FOX 17

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 views

A rematch of the most important fight of Season 21 of “The Ultimate Fighter” has been booked for the UFC’s return to Florida in December. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Latest CM Punk update: Watch video of UFC rookie sparring, grappling ahead of (eventual) Octagon debut

  • 25 days ago
  • 697 views

"I definitely don't want to wait too long. I understand all the criticism. Here I am with you interviewing me, they're making me do media, all this stuff. Eventually you're sick of talking about it a read news >>

Diego Sanchez heads to featherweight, meets Ricardo Lamas at UFC Fight Night 79

  • 27 days ago
  • 30 views

Diego Sanchez is set to make his debut in his fourth different UFC weight class as part of November’s UFC Fight Night 79 event in Mexico.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Jessica Eye meets 'TUF 18' winner Julianna Pena at UFC 192 in Houston

  • 27 days ago
  • 3 views

The UFC’s return to Houston this fall has a key women’s bantamweight bout now part of the lineup.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Yair Rodriguez vs. Daniel Hooker slated for UFC 192 in Houston

  • 27 days ago
  • 12 views

A bout between “The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 1? winner Yair Rodriguez and featherweight Daniel Hooker is the latest addition to UFC 192.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Efrain Escudero vs. Leandro Silva slated for UFC Fight Night 79 in Mexico

  • 27 days ago
  • 4 views

A lightweight bout between “The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 2? coach Efrain Escudero and Leandro Silva is slated for UFC Fight Night 79 in Mexico.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>