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UFC On FX 1: Mike Easton Vs. Jared Papazian

Jared Papazian steals Jose Aldo’s entrance music by selecting “Run This Town” by Jay-Z and Rihanna, while Mike Easton energetic entrance is highlighted by “Miracles” from Mambo Sauce. Mario Yamasaki is the referee for this one. Easton hasn’t taken his eyes off of Papazian since entering the Octagon. Papazian goes with the throat slash, while Easton “Hulks” up.

Mike Easton vs. Jared Papazian

Round 1: Thai clinch, strikes, after strikes, after strikes from both men to start, as Easton pushes Papazian against the cage. Easton with a knee, but it allows Papazian to place Easton against the fence. More knees to the body by Easton, as Papazian frees himself. Papazian with a big left, but Easton walks through it. Exchange of leg kicks, and the two continue to square off. Papazian with a sweeping left hook that misses, and Easton misses with a leg kick. More quick exchanges of short strikes, as Papazian goes with a leg sweep. Easton with a nice combo and a leg kick that backs Papazian up. Spinning back kick by Easton and another left that connects to Papazian’s face. Leg kick again by Easton, as the two tie up again as the buzzer sounds.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Mike Easton

Round 2: Easton stalking, and he connects with a left hook. The two exchange once again, walking through each others punches. Easton with a kick and a straight jab that rocked Papazian back. Papazian, though, regroups and pushes Easton against the fence. The ref steps in and separates them, as Easton throws another combo followed by a second combo. Spinning back kick by Papazian doesn’t do much damage, as Easton blocks part of it. Easton gets a takedown with just over a minute left and goes to work on top, sliding into side control and tying Papazian’s arm behind his back. Papazian gets up without having much damage inflicted. Papazian shoots in at the end of the round, but Easton winds up on top.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Mike Easton

Round 3: Easton with another combo to start, adding in a leg kick, as well. Easton and Papazian stand and trade, connecting with several strikes. Papazian holds him against the fence and Yamasaki separates them, as Papazian took a knee to the groin. Strong left for Papazian, along with a leg kick. Easton goes for a trip takedown, but Papazian fights it off. Easton lands, while Papazian misses wildly. Standing and trading again, with neither man willing to give an inch. Papazian connects with lefts and rights, but Easton doesn’t falter, landing his own right to the head. Upper cut by Papazian, while Easton follows with a right and left combo. Just two minutes left, as neither fighter seems to be tired at all. Papazian blocks the leg kick and fires off more strikes. Easton trips Papazian downs and he eats a right while coming back up. A minute left, and Papazian pushes Easton against the cage. Papazian lands with more strikes to the head, but he doesn’t have much power in them until another upper cut connects. Easton fires back and shakes off a takedown attempt.

Mike Easton defeated Jared Papazian via majority decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-29)