The injury bug is alive and kicking today on the heels of the UFC’s third bout cancellation due to an injured fighter.
This time it comes way of Ken Stone who was originally scheduled to face San Diego’s Mike Easton on the UFC’s debut on FX later this month.
UFC officials announced the removal of Stone but have yet to announce his replacement. All signs point to Easton staying on the card.
UFC on FX 1 is set to take place from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on January 20. A lightweight bout between Melvin Guillard and Jim Miller will serve as the evening’s main event live on FX. The preliminary bouts are expected to air on FUEL TV.
Easton was last seen in action making his UFC debut at UFC on Versus 6 this past October. He was able to take out Byron Bloodworth via TKO to earn his first UFC victory. A member Brandon Vera’s Alliance MMA and Master Lloyd Irvin’s team he will look to keep his win streak alive which is currently set at six-fights.
He now waits to see who he faces next inside the Octagon.