ATLANTA - Sacramento's T.J. Dillashaw dominated for three straight rounds to defeat Mike Easton by a three round unanimous decisionat UFC Fight Night inAtlanta Wednesday night.
"I came in respecting the guy, he (Easton) is tough, he is top 10 for a reason. I knew he was going to be tough, but I was just the better athlete tonight," said Dillashaw during the UFC broadcast.
Dillashaw(9-2)cruised to avictory using superiorfootwork and solid wrestling tohandEaston (13-4)histhird straight loss in the UFC. To Easton's credit, he showed serious toughness while absorbing several shots from Dillashaw including a left kick that landed on the side of his head.
"He is a durable guy," said Dillashaw."I knew it would be a 15 minute fight. I came in prepared for it to go all the way."
Dillashawwas coming off a tough loss to Raphael Assuncao in October of 2012 after winning four straight fights.Wednesday's victory should give the 6th rankedUFCBantamweight a shot at another top contender
"I'm looking to get that number one contender spot, whoever is in the way I'm there and I want that shot," Dillashaw said. "But Urijah (Faber) is going to take it soon, so we will see what happens."
Dillashaw trains with Urijah Faber's Team Alpha Male in Sacramento. Faber is scheduled to fight for the UFC Banatamweight Title against Renan Barao on Feburary 1st.