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New Bantamweight Steps Up for Saturday

Up-to-the-minute news about the fight card for UFC on Versus 6, a fight card scheduled to occur this October.

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UFC president Dana White confirmed today that UFC Live fighter Jeff Hougland is sidelined due to injury and will not be able to face Washington D.C.'s own Mike Easton this Saturday night at the Verizon Center. Stepping up on short notice will be Georgia-based Byron Bloodworth.

"Both bantamweights will be making their promotional debut in what is sure to be a fast-paced, high-energy battle."

Fabio Maldonado Injured, Off UFC Live Card updated September 27
Brazilian brawler Fabio Maldonado is injured and out of his scheduled October 1 light heavyweight fight against Aaron Rosa, UFC president Dana White revealed today.

Wisniewski, Neer Return to UFC's Welterweight Division
updated September 6
“Two UFC veterans return to try to make a run in the welterweight division as Keith Wisniewski and Josh ‘The Dentist’ Neer have signed on to fight October 1st in Washington D.C," said UFC president Dana White.

Also at that event, two new prospects enter the bantamweight division as Walel Watson will be taking on fellow newcomer Joseph Sandoval.

Battle Between Rosa and Maldonado set for Oct. 1st
updated August 17
Expect a fight to remember when 205-pound bangers Aaron Rosa and Fabio Maldonado meet on October 1st.

“Two exciting light heavyweight sluggers have verbally agreed to throw down October 1st in Washington D.C. as Aaron Rosa takes on Fabio Maldonado,” said UFC President Dana White.

Grant Moves to 155, Faces Roller on October 1st
Canadian standout TJ Grant will make his lightweight debut against Shane Roller in an October 1st bout verbally agreed to today. The match will take place at Verizon Center in Washington D.C.

Edwards vs. Oliveira in DC October 1st

Lightweight veterans Yves Edwards and Rafaello Oliveira will square off in Washington DC on October 1st in a quest to get back in the win column after recent losses to Sam Stout and Gleison Tibau, respectively. This bout on the UFC Live card was verbally agreed to today.

"The Hulk" Easton Makes UFC Debut against Hougland in October
Winner of five in a row, bantamweight prospect Mike "The Hulk" Easton will return to competition for the first time since 2009 and he will do it in the UFC Octagon as he makes his debut in the organization against Jeff Hougland on October 1st's UFC Live on Versus card in Washington D.C. Easton, a stablemate of 135-pound champ Dominick Cruz, will be in tough against Hougland, who was successful in his UFC debut in July, defeating Donny Walker.

Skyscraper vs. Pat Barry at UFC on Versus
“Verbal agreements are in for a titanic battle between Stefan ‘Skyscraper’ Struve and Pat ‘HD’ Barry October 1st on UFC Live On Versus,” said UFC president Dana White. At 6'11", Struve is the tallest fighter among UFC heavyweights, while Barry, a full foot shorter, clocks in as the division's shortest.

Cruz Defends Bantam Belt Against "Mighty Mouse" on Oct. 1 updated July 21
Following his exciting five round win over Urijah Faber in July that allowed him to avenge the only loss of his pro career, UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will jump right back into the fire on Saturday, October 1st, as he defends his crown against number one contender Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. The bout, the first championship fight aired on free cable television since the UFC 75 match between Rampage Jackson and Dan Henderson in 2007, will be televised on Versus.

Sass-Johnson added to UFC on Versus 6
“Verbal agreements are in for a lightweight bout featuring English submission specialist Paul Sass vs. powerful wrestler and TUF 12 finalist Michael ‘The Menace’ Johnson," said UFC president Dana White today.

Brenneman-Johnson and Danzig-Wiman Set for UFC on Versus updated July 16
Coming off of his amazing late-notice victory over highly regarded Rick Story, Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman has verbally agreed to face one of the most powerful men in the welterweight division, Anthony "Rumble" Johnson. The bout will occur at this fall's UFC on Versus 6 event - the date and location will be announced in the coming weeks.

Brenneman was originally on the June 26 UFC Live undercard and bumped to the co-main event on one day's notice when Nate Marquardt was unable to compete. He then fought and beat Story, who had been brought in weeks before to replace Johnson, the original headliner.

Plus, in a rematch of their controversial fight from UFC 115, Ultimate Fighter winner Mac Danzig and "Handsome" Matt Wiman have agreed to fight on that same card, UFC president Dana White confirmed today.

The lightweights' first outing ended prematurely after the referee mistakenly thought Danzig had been rendered unconscious by a choke and halted the bout. The rematch was originally set for last fall, but both men were forced to pull out due to injuries.
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