The UFC’s debut on FX is two weeks away, and Mike Easton was looking for a new opponent. King of the Cage Bantamweight champion, HyeFighter Jared Papazian got the call from the UFC and said why not.
Mike Easton was all set to go against Ken Stone. However, that lasted all of about a day. Stone was pulled out of the fight due to injury and now a UFC newcomer, HyeFighter Jared Papazian, has stepped in to fill Stone’s shoes.
Papazian holds a 14-6 record in his mixed martial arts career. His last nine fights have seen him go a fantastic 8-1. Taking on Easton with a full camp is not an easy task, doing it on two weeks notice is going to be tough. However, being from some of the regional promotions he may be used to short notices, and not to mention that his Armenian blood is always ready to fight.
Easton comes into the matchup ranked as the #66 (MMA) #26 (UFC) Bantamweight, while Papazian comes is as the #49 ranked Bantamweight in MMA.