UFC Fight Night 35 live blog: T.J. Dillashaw vs. Mike Easton

T.J. Dillashaw looks to bounce back at UFC Fight Night 35. - Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC Fight Night 35 live blog for T.J. Dillashaw vs. Mike Easton, a bantamweight bout at Wednesday night's UFC event at the The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga.

Dillashaw, who has won four of his past five fights, will face Easton, who has won three of his past five fights, on the main card.

Check out the UFC Fight Night 35 live blog below.


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Round 1:
Dan Miragliotta is the referee in charge. Both fighters open orthodox. Easton scores a one-two to the body and head. Beautiful body kick for Dillashaw, but Easton returns fire. Easton tries to time a knee, but ends up letting Dillashaw on his hips and he's scooped off of his feet. Easton pushes Dillashaw's hips away and stands and the two clinch along the fence. Dillashaw scores with a hard uppercut followed by a right hand. Then a left hand down the middle finds the mark for Dillashaw. Dillashaw has Easton pressed against the fence and is teeing off.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Dillashaw

Round 2:
Dillashaw is all over Easton to start the frame, landing jabs and body kicks. Easton eats a head kick and tries to scramble, but Dillashaw takes the back. Easton captures half guard, but Dillashaw is maintaing pressure in every transition. Easton is able to underhook and stand, but eats a monster knee from Dillashaw in the process. Dillashaw presses Easton against the fence, knees him to the body and works again to his back. Easton is able to stand, but Dillashaw is kneeing him from behind. Easton locks up a kimura grip and turns into it standing, but Dillashaw spins and gets out of it.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Dillashaw

Round 3: Superbly timed right hand connects on Easton, but the Maryland native is still trading. Easton tries to close the distance, but eats a monster one-two from Dillashaw. Shovel punch scores for Dillashaw as Easton steps in to throw a cross. Easton dives on a single, but can't get much going from it as Dillashaw limp legs out of it. Dillashaw clinches and drives another knee into Easton's body. The two clinch to close the bout and wing shots, but it's all Dillashaw.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Dillashaw and the fight 30-27 Dillashaw

T.J. Dillashaw def. Mike Easton via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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