Last year was a banner one for Team Alpha Male, as the Sacramento camp became one of the sport's hottest. And 2014 is off to a solid start, too.
The judges' scores were 30-27, 30-27, 30-27, as Dillashaw (9-2) scored his fifth victory in his last six fights.
While the first half of the first round was even, Dillashaw took command of the second half, dictating the tempo and outstriking his opponent.
He turned up the heat in the second round, mixing up his strikes, landing a brtual head kick that Easton somehow survived, and getting the best of him on the ground as well.
In round three, Easton knew he needed a finish to win it. And while he showed heart in lasting the third round, he simply had no answer for Dillashaw, who fought a smart round and didn't make any mistakes.
"I came in respecting the guy, he's tough, I knew it was going to be a tough fight," Dillashaw said. "But I was just the better athlete tonight. I knew it was going to be a 15-minute fight, so I was ready to go the whole way."
Easton (13-4), an Alliance MMA fighter, has dropped three straight fights after winning his first three in the UFC.