Easton decisions Papazian in exciting bantamweight battle
Mike Easton defeated Jared Papazian in their UFC on FX fight on Friday. The two put on a great display, and entertained the fans watching the company’s first show on the FOX cable channel.
Easton and Papazian got off to a quick start and aggressively punched each other in the clinch. The two traded dominant positions against the fence for a bit, but separated. Papazian circled his opponent as Easton controlled the center of the octagon. The two traded blows, but Easton moved forward more than the young Armenian fighter. The first round ended with a flurry of punches by both fighters.
Papazian continued to circle the octagon in the second round. Easton stayed active and worked combinations, but his opponent did well to counter with punches. A takedown by Easton put Papazian on his back, but the fight got back to the feet a short while later. The round ended with Easton putting Papazian on his back with a takedown one more time.