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