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Ivan Menjivar Draws Mike Easton For UFC 148

Renan Barao’s promotion to an interim UFC bantamweight title match with Urijah Faber left Ivan Menjivar with no opponent for UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II.

UFC officials corrected that, announcing Mike Easton as the man to step in and face Menjivar. The bout will remain on the UFC 148 card, though, it is unknown where it will take place.

Barao was moved into the fight with Faber after UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz went down with a torn ACL. The UFC announced the Barao-Faber fight on The Ultimate Fighter: Live Friday night.

Menjivar (24-8) is 3-1 in his UFC career and was looked at by most as a possible opponent for Faber. Easton (12-1) has won his first two UFC bouts and is on a seven-fight win streak in all.

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