Hougland Injured; Newcomer Bloodworth Faces Easton at UFC Live 6
By: Mike Whitman Sep 27, 2011
Hougland has suffered an unspecified injury and will not
compete in a scheduled bantamweight contest against Mike Easton
at Saturday’s UFC
Live 6. Instead, Easton (Pictured) will lock horns with Octagon
Bloodworth, the promotion announced Tuesday.
Headlined by a bantamweight title tilt pitting champion Dominick
Cruz against AMC Pankration product Demetrious
Johnson, UFC Live 6 goes down Oct. 1 at the Verizon Center in
Washington, D.C. Also featuring a heavyweight bout between Stefan
Struve and Pat Barry, the
event marks the UFC's inaugural trip to the nation’s capital.
Known as “The Hulk,” Easton last competed two years ago, earning a
highly controversial five-round decision over Chase Beebe.
A winner in his last five bouts, the once-beaten 27-year-old was
bested for the only time in 2007, falling by technical knockout to
Duarte. The Washington, D.C., native has finished half of his
10 career victims and holds three first-round stoppages to his
Like his foe, Bloodworth has only tasted defeat once as a
professional, submitting to a Jon Queiroz rear-naked choke in
January 2010. Since that loss, the North Carolinian has won three
straight contests, most recently knocking out Scott
Farhat with a knee on Aug. 26.