Both fighters have verbally agreed to the Dec. 8 match up and bout agreements are expected to be signed shortly.
UFC officials first passed along news of the 135-pound.
Easton (13-1) is coming off the biggest win of his career, a unanimous decision win over Ivan Menjivar at UFC 148 in July. The 28-year-old is currently 3-0 in the UFC with two of his wins coming by decision. The Maryland native has reeled off eight-straight victories since suffering his lone career defeat in Sept. 2007. Easton positioned himself in the top-10 at 135-pounds after his win over Menjivar and will attempt to continue momentum against Dillashaw in December.
Dillashaw (6-1) has looked like a brand new fighter since failing to become the first bantamweight winner of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality show in Dec. 2011. In less than one year since losing to John Dodson in the “TUF 14″ finals, the 26-year-old has reeled off two dominant wins over Walel Watson and Vaughan Lee. At UFC on FOX 5, Dillashaw takes a step up in competition in the bantamweight and is out to show how good he really is.
The Easton vs. Dillashaw bout will likely be aired on the preliminary portion of the UFC on FOX 5 fight card, which is expected to air on Facebook and FUEL TV.
UFC on FOX 5: Henderson vs. Diaz goes down from KeyArena in Seattle, Washing., on Dec. 8. The main event of the evening will see Benson Henderson attempt to make his second lightweight title defense against Nate Diaz.
Along with the Henderson vs. Diaz headliner, a light heavyweight contest between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Alexander Gustafsson has been confirmed for the event.