Two of the sport’s rising bantamweights have agreed to put their impressive winning streaks on the line against each other this fall when the Octagon returns to the Versus network once again for UFC Live 6.
According to an official statement from the UFC, a bout between Mike Easton and Jeff Hougland has been added to the card’s lineup giving fans a sneak peek at the future of the bantamweight division before champion Dominick Cruz defends his belt against Demetrious Johnson in the evening’s main event.
Though Hougland holds an overall record of 10-4 he’s won nine in a row including his promotional unveiling earlier this month at UFC 132. Seven of his total victories have been the result of a submission.
Easton will be making his UFC debut at the October 1 event but is coming off a win over former WEC title-holder Chase Beebe, his fifth straight instance of in-ring success. The 27-year old has shown a well-rounded attack thus far in his career with a split between TKOs/submissions and will have gone more than four years without a loss come showtime in Washington, D.C.. However, in fairness, Easton has also gone two years without testing himself in the ring.
On top of the previously mentioned match-ups, UFC Live 6 will also feature Pat Barry vs. Stefan Struve, Mac Danzig vs. Matt Wiman, and Charlie Brenneman vs. Anthony Johnson.
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