An injury has sidelined T.J. Dillashaw (6-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC), forcing him out of the next UFC on FOX event.
But a Washington native has stepped up to fill the gap at UFC on FOX 5 in Seattle. Bryan Caraway (17-5 MMA, 2-0 UFC) will fill in for Dillashaw against Mike Easton (13-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC), UFC officials on Tuesday announced.
Caraway made it to the semi-finals of TUF 14 before being knocked out by Diego Brandao. He has picked up submission wins over Dustin Neace and Mitch Gagnon in his two UFC bouts since then. Easton has won all three of his UFC bouts thus far, defeating Byron Bloodworth (TKO), Jared Papazian (decision) and most recently Ivan Menjivar (decision). He is currently on an eight-fight winning streak.