A bantamweight bout between TJ Dillishaw (8-2) and Mike Easton (13-3) represented the latter half of the UFC Fight Night 35 main card. Neither man wanted to rack up another consecutive loss as Dillishaw dropped his last fight to Raphael Assunção and Easton has lost his last two and was on the verge of the dreaded third loss in a row.
These factors only added to what had ‘Fight of the Night’ written all over it before the card began.
These results will be posted live. The UFC Fight Night 35 main card begins at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.
Round 1: The bantamweights came out strong. They traded shots and Dillishaw was dropped by a big kick to the body which was in response from Easton. Dillishaw landed the first takedown but Easton got up. Dilliashaw used the teachings of Duane Ludwig and worked in spectacular combinations on Easton. Dillishaw kept Easton pressed against the cage as he teed off on him.
Round 2: DIllishaw used a nice feint to ;and a head kick on Easton who immediately started to bleed. Dillishaw got on top and used his wrestling to wear Easton out after he was rocked. Dillishaw landed a big knee when Easton began to stand. Dillishaw was absolutely on point with his strikes leading in to level changes smoothly. Dillishaw was completely in control while Easton survived until the bell.
Round 3: Easton was the more active in this round although he didn’t land much. Dillishaw placed his shots carefully and didn’t waste precious energy late in the fight. Easton lost on exchanges and finally started to throw leg kicks in a resemblance of a strategy but way too late in the fight. Dillishaw slipped and moved around Easton who had just no answers for the superb Dillishaw.
Official Result: TJ Dillishaw defeats Mike Easton via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
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