After Ken Stone was forced to withdraw from his matchup with bantamweight Mike Easton just one day after it was announced, Easton will now face newcomer Jared Papazian at UFC on FX 1 on January 20 in Nashville, Tennessee, according to MMA Weekly.
Easton (11-1) knocked out fellow newcomer Byron Bloodworth at UFC on Versus 6 in October for his sixth-straight win, while Papazian (14-6) is a King of the Cage champion who has his last three fights by unanimous decision.
UFC on FX 1 is headlined by lightweights Melvin Guillard and Jim Miller and also features Duane “Bang” Ludwig vs. Josh Neer and Pat Barry vs. Christian Morecraft. It is not yet known whether Easton-Papazian will remain on the main card or if a preliminary bout will be promoted.
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Pictured: Mike Easton (via UFC.com)