TJ Dillashaw vs. Mike Easton Added to ‘UFC on FOX 5’

Written by Tom Ngo
October 21st, 2012

UFC TJ Dillashaw

The most star-studded roster to hit freebie TV has just received yet another boost. A bantamweight bout between TJ Dillashaw (Pictured) and Mike Easton has recently been added to the “UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz” lineup.

Dillashaw has rattled off two straight victories in the big leagues since losing in the finals of “The Ultimate Fighter 14” to John Dodson. The setback remains the lone blemish on Dillashaw’s resume.

Easton will be riding an eight-fight winning streak to the scrap. “The Hulk” has posted wins over Byron Bloodworth, Jared Papazian and Ivan Menjivar, respectively, since making his Octagon debut in October 2011.

The 135-pounders will appear in the event’s prelims, which airs live on FUEL TV at 5PM ET/2PM PT.

FOX broadcasts the four featured fights live beginning at 8PM ET/5PM PT.

UFC on FOX 5 takes place December 8th inside Key Arena in Seattle, Washington.

Here is the show’s updated lineup:

Preliminary Card:


Tim Means vs. Abel Trujillo

Daron Cruickshank vs. Henry Martinez

Scott Jorgensen vs. John Albert

Michael Chiesa vs. Rafaello Oliveira

Joe Proctor vs. Ramsey Nijem

T.J. Dillashaw vs. Mike Easton

Dennis Siver and Eddie Yagin

Lavar Johnson vs. Brendan Schaub

Main Card:


Matt Brown vs. Mike Swick

BJ Penn vs. Rory MacDonald

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Alexander Gustafsson

Nate Diaz vs. Benson Henderson (UFC lightweight champion)

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