Mike Easton vs. TJ Dillashaw added to UFC on FOX 5 card in December

UFC officials have announced a bantamweight fight for the UFC on FOX 5 event that’s set for December 8th in Seattle, Washington. Mike Easton will take on TUF Finalist TJ Dillashaw in a battle to climb up the bantamweight rankings.

Mike Easton (13-1) is riding an eight fight winning streak, and was last seen in action winning a unanimous decision over MMA veteran Ivan Menjivar at UFC 148. Easton has won three consecutive fights since joining the UFC promotion in October 2011.

TJ Dillashaw (6-1) is coming off a submission win over Vaughn Lee in July. Dillashaw has won back-to-back fights since suffering his lone defeat at the hands of John Dodson at the TUF 14 Finale.

UFC on FOX 5 will be headlined by the UFC lightweight title fight where Ben Henderson will look to defend his title against Nate Diaz. The co-main event will feature a light heavyweight bout between former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and rising contender Alexander Gustafsson.

The UFC on FOX 5 event will take place in Seattle, Washington, at the Key Arena. The tentative card can be found below:

  • Ben Henderson vs. Nate Diaz
  • Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Alexander Gustafsson
  • BJ Penn vs. Rory MacDonald
  • Mike Swick vs. Matt Brown
  • Brendan Schaub vs. Lavar Johnson
  • Michael Chiesa vs. Rafaello Oliveira
  • Dennis Siver vs. Eddie Yagin
  • Ramsey Nijem vs. Joe Proctor
  • Daron Cruickshank vs. Henry Martinez
  • Scott Jorgensen vs. John Albert
  • Tim Means vs. Abel Trujillo
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