With Renan Barao promoted, Ivan Menjivar draws Mike Easton at UFC 148

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BuffaloDave
5/19/12 7:04:00PM
Renan Barao will be fighting for a title, but Ivan Menjivar isn't missing out on a big fight.

UFC officials today announced that with Barao now fighting Urijah Faber at July's UFC 148 event, the Brazilian's original opponent, Ivan Menjivar, will now fight Mike Easton.

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BuffaloDave
5/19/12 7:05:38PM
Good replacement.

Props to Prozac for calling Easton.
ncordless
5/19/12 7:15:25PM
Good fight. I doubt Menjivar lets Easton take it slow and steady has he tends to do sometimes. Could be fireworks early.
KungFuMaster
5/19/12 7:16:58PM
Easton is a very formidable opponent and I agree - it's a good replacement.
Budgellism
5/19/12 8:18:08PM
Nice, not a bad replacement at all. I wonder if Easton is ready for this though. I guess we will see.
FastKnockout
5/19/12 8:27:18PM
Love it!
sbulldavid
5/19/12 9:37:45PM
I think Menjivar takes Easton
Twenty20Dollars
5/19/12 10:28:42PM
With this fight, whoever wins the interim title might face another opponent before Cruz is back.

We could see Faber/Barao winner maybe face winner of this Easton/Ivan.

Or Mayday.

Cruz is thinking he'll be back early, but I say no.
prozacnation1978
5/19/12 10:34:01PM
Still a hell of a fight with winner knocking on contenders door after mcdonald gets his title Shot
DrivenDavies15
5/19/12 10:38:57PM
sick fight, I think I like Menjivar though
airkerma
5/19/12 11:13:06PM

Posted by BuffaloDave

Good replacement.

Props to Prozac for calling Easton.

First thing I thought when I saw the headline. prozacnation (#PZNbitches) always seems to have the logistics of all UFC events worked out before Joe Silva thinks about match making.
hashyandy4
5/20/12 2:43:01AM
Awesome Fight!! Not sure who 2 take, but rite now leaning a lil toward Easton
mattjonesy
5/20/12 9:52:52AM
Easton got alot of hype behind him right now for some reason, still a great match up though.
BossHog
5/20/12 1:52:27PM

Posted by mattjonesy

Easton got alot of hype behind him right now for some reason, still a great match up though.



Hype is deserved in my opinion. Great fighter only knock is I think sometimes he fights down to the competition.