Mike Easton Out, Yves Jabouin vs. Jeff Hougland at UFC on FUEL 3 and Renan Barao vs. Ivan Menjivar at UFC 148

Mike Easton has pulled out his UFC on FUEL 3 bout with Yves Jabouin on May 15th in Fairfax, Virginia, and has been replaced by Jeff Hougland, who was set to fight against Renan Barao at UFC 148, and has been replaced by MMA vet, Ivan Menjivar.

Jabouin, was on shaky ground after going 1-3, but has since rebounded by picking up back-to-back split-decision wins over Ian Loveland at UFC 134 and Walel Watson at UFC 140. Hougland is on a nine-fight winning streak which dates back to 2005. His most recent win was over Donny Walker in his octagon debut at UFC 132 last July.

Barao could be the next challenger for the bantamweight title, since making his UFC debut, he has defeated the likes of Brad Pickett via submission and Scott Jorgensen via decision. Menjivar, who is riding a three-fight winning streak, picked up an impressive come-from-behind win over John Albert at UFC on FUEL last month, winning the bout via first round submission after taking a lot of punishment early on.

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