Mike Easton crowned UWC Bantamweight Champion at Man ‘O’ War – full results

Mike Easton is the UWC Bantamweight Champ

PRO MMA (promma.info) was on hand live at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia Saturday night to cover ULTIMATE WARRIOR CHALLENGE: MAN ‘O’ WAR. With a total of nine fights in all, including a UWC Bantamweight Title Fight and a highly anticipated female MMA bout, it was full night of high level mixed martial arts action. 

Mike Easton vs. Justin Robbins – UWC Bantamweight Title Fight
It was not against his original opponent, but Mike Easton still had little trouble troubling handling HIT Squad fighter Justin Robbins. The two fighters cautiously traded leg kicks for two rounds, before they ended up on the ground in the third. Once off the ground, with Easton in guard, Robbins tried to sweep but got caught in a tight guillotine choke. Robbins tapped and the fight was stopped at the 4:44 mark of the third round.

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Ultimate Warrior Challenge Man ‘0’ War in-depth preview

This Saturday Ultimate Warrior Challenge puts on their Man ‘O’ War card from the George Mason University Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia. The card includes a bantamweight title fight between Mike Easton and Chase Beebe. Also on the card is Ultimate Fighter 8 competitor Antwain Britt against former IFL title challenger Jamal Patterson. PRO MMA (promma.info) will be on hand to cover this event live.

UWC Bantamweight Title Fight: Mike Easton vs. Chase Beebe

Mike Easton
So far in his career, Mike Easton has amassed a 5-1 record. His only loss came when he caught a kick on the elbow and broke his arm against Reynaldo Duarte. Recently he has come down to his natural weight of 135 lbs after spending much of his career at featherweight. So far his only brush with national fame came as a cast member on BET’s Iron Ring.

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Flyweights will finally get respect they deserve

Shinichi Kojima is #1 Flyweight
For years any fighter who was too small for the welterweight division did not have a place in the UFC. Recently, the UFC reinstated the 155 lbs division and now some of the promotion’s biggest stars are lightweights.

Zuffa, as a whole, has not stopped there. With the purchase of the WEC, bantamweights and featherweights now have a flagship North American promotion that allows them to ply their trade. Thanks to the WEC, names like Urijah Faber or Miguel Torres are well known in MMA circles.

MMA Weekly is reporting that in 2009 the WEC is planning to promote a flyweight 125 lbs division. It seems only fair, since contrary to this report that alleges the WEC will “be hard pressed to find adult male humans who weigh 125lbs” and could only find “horse jockeys” that size, there are many talented smaller fighters out there.

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