An injury to Ultimate Fighter 14 finalist T.J. Dillashaw has forced the Alpha Male product out of a bantamweight bout with Mike Easton at UFC on Fox 5, stepping in to fill the gap left by “The Viper” is former castmate Bryan Caraway.
Caraway (17-5) is on a 2-0 run inside the octagon, taking wins over Dustin Neace at featherweight and Mitch Gagnon at 135 pounds. “Kid Lightning” has finished both of his UFC opponents with rear-naked chokes.
Easton (13-1) is currently on an eight-fight win-streak, with his last three victories coming inside the octagon. The Alliance product has taken victories over Bryan Bloodworth, Jared Papazian, and Ivan Menjivar during his UFC tenure.
UFC on FOX 5 takes place December 8 at the KeyArena in Seattle,Washington. Easton and Caraway will be part of the evening’s Fuel TV prelims.