King of the Cage bantamweight champion Jared Papazian has stepped in to face Mike Easton at UFC on FX 1 on Jan. 20, MMAWeekly.com has learned from sources. He replaces Ken Stone two days after the bantamweight was injured and forced off the card.
Papazian (14-6) won the King of the Cage crown in his last fight, defeating Marvin Garcia by unanimous decision in September of last year. The bout with Easton will be the young Armenian’s debut in the UFC.
Easton (11-1) is fresh off a win in his own UFC debut, scoring a TKO over Bryon Bloodworth at UFC on Versus 6: Cruz vs. Johnson. Easton notably holds a 2008 win over recent Ultimate Fighter winner John Dodson.
UFC on FX 1 will take place at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.