Mike Easton’s Injury Creates Changes to UFC 148 and UFC on FUEL TV 3

Written by Tom Ngo
March 23rd, 2012

UFC Renan Barao

An undisclosed injury to Mike Easton has created a chain reaction on two fight cards. Yves Jabouin was slated to face Easton at “UFC on FUEL TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier,” but Jeff Hougland has been plucked from his UFC 148 tango against Renan Barao (Pictured) to serve as a substitute.

Where does that leave Barao? Great that you asked, because the blazing Brazilian now battles Ivan Menjivar in the July 7th event.

Get it? Got it? Good!

Hougland and Jabouin meet May 15th inside Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia. Their bantamweight bout is expected to air during the FUEL TV broadcast.

Barao and Menjivar, a contest that makes much more sense, takes place Forth of July weekend at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada. The victor of the scrap could earn next dibs at the 135-pound crown.

Here are the revised rosters for the two shows:

“UFC on FUEL TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier”:

Preliminary Card:

Azamat Gashimov vs. Alex Soto

Dongi Yang vs. Brad Tavares

TJ Grant vs. Carlo Prater

Kamal Shalorus vs. Rafael dos Anjos

Aaron Riley vs. Cody McKenzie

Jeff Curran vs. Johnny Eduardo

Main Card:


Igor Pokrajac vs. Fabio Maldonado

Amir Sadollah vs. Jorge Lopez

Tom Lawlor vs. Jason MacDonald

Jeff Hougland vs. Yves Jabouin

Donald Cerrone vs. Jeremy Stephens

Chan Sung “The Korean Zombie” Jung vs. Dustin Poirier (Three-Round Fight)

“UFC 148: Cruz vs. Faber III”:

Riki Fukuda vs. Constantinos Philippou

Renan Barao vs. Ivan Menjivar

Demian Maia vs. Dong Hyun Kim

Tito Ortiz vs. Forrest Griffin

Michael Bisping vs. Tim Boetsch

Rich Franklin vs. Cung Le

Urijah Faber vs. Dominick Cruz (UFC Bantamweight Champion)

(Picture provided by Steven Houchin of Shotgun Images)

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