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Mike Easton vs Jeff Hougland, Slated for UFC on Versus 6 Event

Written on July 27, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Marking his debut under the promotion, Mike Easton is set to face Jeff Hougland at UFC on Versus 6 event in Washington.

Mike Easton is now preparing for his first match-up under the UFC promotion. Sources close to the event reported lately that the reigning Ultimate Warrior Challenge bantamweight champion will be meeting a recent newcomer, Jeff Hougland, at the forthcoming UFC on Versus 6.

The event is said to take place at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C on October 1. The night’s main card will be airing on Versus. Take note that the bantamweight match-up between Hougland and Easton will be a part of the preliminary card.

Mike Easton (10-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) signed under contract for the UFC last July 26, 2011. This Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt holder attained multiple victories, including split-decision wins over John Dodson and former WEC champion Chase Beebe. However, after defending his title against Beebe, he suffered from an elbow injury which forced him to undergo multiple surgeries keeping the MMA fighter out of the cage for two years.

Jeff Hougland (10-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC), meanwhile, is readying for his second UFC fight — following his promotional debut at UFC 132, wherein he defeated Donny Walker via a unanimous-decision. The fighter currently holds a record of 1-4, which includes the TKO loss over Gilbert Melendez at WEC 6 way back in March 2003.

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