The UFC has officially added a bantamweight contest to UFC on Fox 5. Mike Easton and T.J. Dillashaw will face off on the card, which takes place on Dec. 8 at the KeyArena in Seattle.
Easton made his UFC debut in 2011 when the UFC made their first trip to Washington, DC. In his debut, he bested Byron Bloodworth with a second-round TKO. He has sinced picked up wins over former King of the Cage champion Jared Papazian and veteran Ivan Menjivar.
Before signing with the biggest promotion on the planet, Easton was known for picking up a pair of dubious decision victories over TUF winner John Dodson and former WEC champion Chase Beebe. Both decision were universally panned by critics and the Beebe decision was named Shedog's "Robbery of the Year."
Dillashaw competed on the 14th season of "The Ultimate Fighter." He reached the bantamweight finale with victories over Matt Jaggers, Roland Delorme and Dustin Pague. However, in the finals, Dodson finished Dillashaw in the first round. Since the reality show, Dillashaw has picked up back-to-back victories over Walel Watson and Vaughan Lee.
In the main event of UFC on Fox 5, UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will defend his belt against Nate Diaz.