TJ Dillashaw Deserves Top 5 Opponent Following Impressive Victory

By Anthony Cloud
Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

T.J. Dillashaw showed the world he means business with his three round domination of seventh ranked Mike Easton. Dillashaw completed an almost perfect fight and looked technically sound doing it. Easton is no push over and Dillashaw made the victory look easy.

Dillashaw picked Easton apart and connected flush on several of his shots. As the fight went on, the better the Team Alpha Male product looked. Though he didn’t finish Easton, who has only been finished once inside the octagon, Dillashaw proved that his cardio is terrific by breezing through all three rounds with letting his pace slow down.

Dillashaw has come a long way since competing in the Ultimate Fighter house and ultimately losing to John Dodson, whose lone defeat inside the octagon came at the hands of the unstoppable Demetrious Johnson. Since that loss, Dillashaw is 5-1 with his lone loss coming by way of split-decision to Raphael Assuncao.

Dillashaw deserves a top-five opponent in his next outing. With the exception of Urijah Faber, a matchup with any of top-five ranked fighters would be good for Dillashaw. A bout with stand up artists Eddie Wineland or Brad Pickett would serve as exciting fights. Both of those men love to stand and push the pace, similar to Dillashaw.

The dream matchup for Dillashaw would be a bout against second-ranked bantamweight Michael McDonald. “Mayday” was submitted by Team Alpha Male fighter Faber in December and would probably love to get his hands on another fighter from the camp. It’s not certain that Dillashaw is ready for that kind of competition at the current moment, but a fight between McDonald and Dillashaw at the end of the year would be nice.

Anthony Cloud is a MMA Writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Google or like him on Facebook.

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