T.J. Dillashaw vs. Mike Easton
Round 1: Easton takes the center of the cage. He lands first with a right hand. Dillashaw lands a leg kick. Dillashaw lands another leg kick. Dillashaw presses forward. He lands a kick to the body. Easton fires back a kick to the body that knocks Dillashaw off balance. Dillashaw secures a takedown. He works in side control. Easton gets to full guard. He pushes Dillashaw off and gets to his feet. Dillashaw ties him up and they work for position along the cage. Easton lands knees to the body. They separate with two minutes remaining in the round. Dillashaw has his hands down. He steps in with a jab. He lands an uppercut followed by a right hand. Dillashaw lands a straight left hand. He switches stances and lands a kick to the body. Dillashaw is pressing the pace. Easton wipes his eye as if he was poked. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Dillashaw.
Round 2: Dillashaw landing often. Easton stands in the pocket. He lands to the body. Dillashaw answers with a kick to the body. He goes upstairs and lands. Easton is cut on his forehead. Dillashaw takes him down and lands short left hands. He continues to land left hands. Easton gets to his feet. As he stands, Dillashaw lands a combination. Easton circles away. They exchange along the cage. Dillashaw changes levels and takes the fight to the ground. He takes Easton’s back. Easton spins and faces Dillashaw. Easton stands and Dillashaw works to take his back. Dillashaw delivers knees to the legs of Easton. Dillashaw continues to drive knees into the thighs of Easton. Easton gets free and Dillashaw lands a short right hand on the break. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Dillashaw.
Round 3: They meet in the middle of the cage. Dillashaw lands a right hand. Easton delivers an outside leg kick. Easton’s corner told him that he needs a finish to win. Dillashaw steps in with a combination. Dillashaw delivers another combination as Easton misses with his return fire. Dillashaw continues to land. Easton lands a right hand on the inside. Dillashaw delivers a front kick to the body that moves Easton back. He leaps in with a superman punch that lands. Dillashaw is missing it up. He lands an uppercut. Easton lands his jab. They clinch and exchange knees to the body before separating. Easton tries to get the fight to the ground, but Dillashaw defends the attempt. Dillashaw steps into the pocket with combinations and is gone when Easton tries to counter. He lands a combination, clinches and delivers a knee. Dillashaw clinches and lands a knee. He lands a right hand as the bell sounded. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Dillashaw.
The judges scored the fight for Dillashaw by unanimous decision. All three scorecards read 30-27.