UFC on Fox 5 in Seattle Gets Bantamweights Mike Easton, T.J. Dillashaw
A bantamweight confrontation between Mike Easton
is now on tap for
UFC on FoX 5
, promotion officials announced Saturday.
Verbal agreements are in place for the bout, which takes place Dec.
8 at Seattle’s Key Arena. Headlined by a lightweight title
collision pitting champion Benson
Henderson against challenger Nate Diaz, the
evening’s main draw airs live on the Fox network.
Easton, 28, rides an eight-fight winning streak heading into his
showdown with Dillashaw. “The Hulk” joined the UFC’s bantamweight
ranks last year, stopping Byron
Bloodworth in his debut before taking a majority decision from
Papazian to kick off 2012. Most recently, Easton earned a
unanimous verdict over Ivan
Menjivar at UFC 148 on July 7.
Dillashaw introduced himself to UFC fans last year as a cast member
of “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 14, advancing to the season finale
before suffering a technical knockout defeat to John Dodson
in the bantamweight finals. The 26-year-old responded by posting a
pair of victories in his last two outings, battering Walel
Watson in February before submitting Vaughan Lee
on July 11 at UFC on Fuel TV 4.
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