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 Jared 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.view original article >>
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