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

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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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Post #1   5/19/12 7:04:00PM   

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Good replacement.

Props to Prozac for calling Easton.

Post #2   5/19/12 7:05:38PM   

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Good fight. I doubt Menjivar lets Easton take it slow and steady has he tends to do sometimes. Could be fireworks early.

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Easton is a very formidable opponent and I agree - it's a good replacement.

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Nice, not a bad replacement at all. I wonder if Easton is ready for this though. I guess we will see.

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I think Menjivar takes Easton

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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.

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Still a hell of a fight with winner knocking on contenders door after mcdonald gets his title Shot

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sick fight, I think I like Menjivar though

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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.

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Awesome Fight!! Not sure who 2 take, but rite now leaning a lil toward Easton

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

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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.

Post #14   5/20/12 1:52:27PM