Preliminary Card | Catchweight · 138 lbs | MMA
Mike Easton defeats Byron Bloodworth via KO/TKO at 4:52 of Round 2
|10-1-0||Pro Record At Fight||6-1-0|
|Climbed to 11-1||Record After Fight||Fell to 6-2|
|-410 (Heavy Favorite)||Betting Odds||+320 (Moderate Underdog)|
|United States||Nationality||United States|
|Camp Springs, Maryland, United States||Fighting out of||Atlanta, Georgia|
|27 years, 8 months, 6 days||Age at Fight||28 years, 1 month, 2 weeks, 1 day|
|135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs)||Weigh-In Result||138.0 lbs (62.6 kgs)|
|5'6" (168cm)||Height||5'8" (172cm)|
|70.0" (178cm)||Reach||72.0" (183cm)|
|Team Lloyd Irvin||Gym||Iron Clutch Fitness|
- Bout Information
- Event: UFC on Versus 6: Cruz vs. Johnson
- Date: Saturday 10.01.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
- Referee: Kevin Mulhall
- Venue: Verizon Center
- Enclosure: Octagon
- Location: Washington, D.C., United States
- Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 4 of 10)
- Pro/Am: Professional
- Weight: 138 lbs (62.6 kg) (re-scheduled from 135.0)
- TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
- Broadcast: Aired Live on Prelims
- Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
- Bloodworth Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
- Easton Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
Bloodworth vs. Easton Wiki Update Wiki
The fourth fight of UFC on Versus 6 featured Byron Bloodworth taking on Mike "The Hulk" Easton. Both fighters were making their UFC debut, with Bloodworth taking the fight on short notice after Jeff Hougland dropped out of his fight with Easton due to injury. Bloodworth was unable to make weight, turning the bout into a 138 pound catchweight.
Easton, who had been training with Dominick Cruz, came out with a style of footwork resembling the bantamweight champion. Easton kept Bloodworth guessing with his unorthodox movement, though midway through the first round had yet to land many strikes. After separating from the clinch Easton landed a nice spinning back kick. Bloodworth looked for a spinning back elbow that missed its mark. A good low kick from Easton connected. The round was fast-paced, though with relatively little damage.
The short and stocky Easton kept pressing the action in the second round, with less frenetic movement though with good success on his low kicks and an uppercut. A left hook and right low kick appeared to hurt Bloodworth, as he stepped gingerly on his lead leg. Bloodworth couldn't get much going, and a kick to the balls didn't make his night any better. Bloodworth took a minute to recover and came out on the restart with a high kick. Easton slipped to the mat and stood back up, pressing forward once again as Bloodworth was reduced to constantly circling away on the defensive. In the clinch Bloodworth landed a knee to the head, then two knees to the body that dropped Bloodworth. Referee Kevin Mulhall was ready to save the bested Bloodworth.
Mike "The Hulk" Easton picked up his UFC win at 4:52 of the second round. Speaking to Joe Rogan in the post-fight interview to his hometown crowd, Easton commented, "That's how I fight... We work a lot of thai boxing, of course Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and prepared to press the pace."
Bloodworth vs. Easton Fight Predictions
Bloodworth vs. Easton Fighter Tweets
If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.
- Can't Wait To Get Back In There!! Just watched my fight! Those HULK Shirts were AWESOME!!!
- 4 days, 2 hours, and 54 minutes
- Thank You All again for all the Love and Support! Can't Wait To Get Back In There!! Just watched my fight! Those HULK Shirts were AWESOME!!!
- 4 days, 2 hours, and 53 minutes
- Baby still cooking. She's 4 days past due. Already stubborn like her momma!
- 2 days, 20 hours, and 3 minutes
- Thank You All For All The Love And Support! http://t.co/meXw57j7
- 1 day, 20 hours, and 58 minutes
- Thanks again to everyone at @ufc & @danawhite & @lloydirvin !! We just gettin started #TLITILIDIE
- 1 day, 20 hours, and 37 minutes
- Watching class at team @lloydirvin @JTorresBJJ is so technical! @crankeffect @jaredplattmma
- 1 day, 20 hours, and 35 minutes
- Thank u @UFC @DanaWhite @SeanShleby 4 the opportunity. Was a dream come true 2 fight 4 the best organization on the planet! @SuckerPunchEnt
- 1 day, 6 hours, and 33 minutes
- Enjoying my Sunday after my fight!! I love my family, my team, my city!
- 1 day, 5 hours, and 50 minutes
- Party time!!! See you at DISTRICT ADAMS MORGAN IN DC!!!! @paulwallbaby @TheDomin8r @jaredplattmma @lloydirvin @ufc
- 7 hours and 17 minutes
- YOu already know!!!! Ayyyy!!! #TLI TIL I DIE! congrats @TheDomin8r !!! Welcome to DC!!!
- 7 hours and 16 minutes
- Cant wait for @TheDomin8r to do his thing so me and @jaredplattmma and everybody can go celebrate at DISTRICT in DC!
- 5 hours and 44 minutes
- @TheDomin8r is about to show everybody how we do it!!! Get ready DC!!! DC domo Cruz ready!! How bout Washington dc!?! Who's ready?!?!
- 5 hours and 33 minutes
- My man @TheDomin8r is about to Go do his thing... What he does best! Win!! Lets go!! Team @lloydirvin @AllianceMMA we da best!!!!
- 5 hours and 28 minutes
- Come join the #teamlloydirvin #hulktastic #hulksmash family at DISTRICT ADAMS MORGAN CLUB for my official @ufc after party!!!
- 5 hours and 23 minutes
- So much love here at the Verizon center in my home of Washington dc!!!! Thank you all!!! #hulksmash !!!!
- 4 hours and 54 minutes
- Can't wait to fight for the @ufc again!!!! Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to show you what I can do!!!! #TLI TIL I DIE!
- 4 hours and 46 minutes
- Thanks for all the love DC!!! Im happy to have ended the fight for yall Thanks to my team! @lloydirvin @jaredplattmma @danawhite @ufc
- 4 hours and 44 minutes
- Just got to the Verizon center for my @ufc debut with my team @lloydirvin @jaredplattmma @EricDelFierro ready for #hulksmash time!
- 36 minutes
- Very sorry to @UFC @SeanShelby & @DanaWhite. Thought I could cut the weight in the short notice & fell short.no excuse.It wont happen again.
- 17 hours and 5 minutes
- No one Id rather be with right now to support me!! @lloydirvin @crankeffect @jaredplattmma TLI TIL I DIE!!!
- 1 day, 2 hours, and 32 minutes
- On weight! Feel great! Missin @ufc on versus 6 would be a huge mistake! Can't wait to get into the octagon for the 1st time!
- 1 day, 2 hours, and 34 minutes
- @SpaniardMMA got some dope old school adidas track jackets!! Ain't run's house, spaniards house!
- 1 day, 23 hours, and 43 minutes
- @hypeordie funny how? Am I clown? Do I amuse you? #pescipower
- 1 day, 23 hours, and 47 minutes
- man @hypeordie had me and all of the #teamlloydirvin crew crackin up the whole press conference! Dudes funny! Funny not... Funny.
- 1 day, 23 hours, and 48 minutes
- Yeahhhhh boy!"@VizMadScientist: @mikeeastonmma AAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!! #teamlloydirvin"
- 1 day, 23 hours, and 50 minutes
- Relaxing in my hotel room with @jaredplattmma !!! Were so close! Weight is great, brains is trained!! Who's ready to see me #hulksmash ?
- 2 days and 3 minutes
- http://t.co/MmsAtbMk <VID> Be sure to stay posted!!! So much videos are being... http://t.co/CTPkcf1M
- 2 days, 18 hours, and 58 minutes
- Just want to say thank u @Alienware, @ufc, @SuckerPunchEnt , and last but not least, @danawhite
- 2 days, 19 hours, and 35 minutes
- As I get closer to the ring, I get more confident As I get closer I get more confident And then Im untouchable. @miketyson @danawhite
- 2 days, 20 hours, and 13 minutes
- Cant wait for my @ufc debut on saturday!!!Soo close! No one can stop me!!! Gonna get some bjj in w my family at team @lloydirvin #hulksmash
- 2 days, 20 hours, and 20 minutes
- I'd like to thank @Alienware for the support! To be supported by the BADDEST gaming PC's in my 1st @UFC fight is surreal! Follow ur dreams!
- 3 days, 1 hour, and 30 minutes
- I'm in DC! Still can't believe all this is happening! I am gonna lay it all out on Saturday! Thank you everyone! @UFC @SuckerPunchEnt
- 3 days, 4 hours, and 20 minutes
- This is a life long dream 4 me 2 fight in the @UFC ! Thank u 2 my wife who is expecting r little girl any day now, my team & @SuckerPunchEnt
- 3 days, 15 hours, and 27 minutes
- Chillin w my people @TheDomin8r @dannymma125 @jaredplattmma we were in the elevator w @hypeordie and king kole.. They huge dudes!!!
- 3 days, 17 hours, and 46 minutes
- Heck yeah boyyy "@ufc: "The Hulk" aka @mikeeastonmma takes his nickname very seriously http://t.co/tPv8ZUiZ"
- 3 days, 17 hours, and 53 minutes
- Whew was this tiring! Hahah welcome to the UFC http://t.co/K8vk80GI
- 3 days, 18 hours, and 35 minutes
- Be sure to stay posted!! Real behind the scenes footage coming @crankeffect
- 3 days, 21 hours, and 13 minutes
- On my way to the hotel for the @ufc meeting my boy @TheDomin8r there he just landed! Excited baby!!
- 3 days, 21 hours, and 15 minutes
- My Walk Out Shirt for my UFC Debut is going out QUICK!!! http://t.co/Qn9tf05l
- 3 days, 23 hours, and 10 minutes
- Check out my boy Dominick Cruz & I on Comcast Sports Net The Fight Fix! http://t.co/2BLMCt3v
- 4 days and 8 minutes
- thanks for having me @thyrl !!! lemme know when you wanna have me bacK!!
- 4 days and 45 minutes
- A few days till I weight in and then World War HULK!!! Oct. 1st at the Verizon Center baby! Hometown! And 15th... http://t.co/3VjWYKVm
- 4 days, 14 hours, and 9 minutes
- Less than a week till World War HULK! This Saturday at the Washington DC Verizon Center! What entrance song should I use?
- 5 days, 15 hours, and 55 minutes
- Watching the @ufc at hooters with the Team! Here's a pic with my boys @crankeffect & @leomaggio! Jon jones or rampage? http://t.co/wa03yFZ2
- 6 days, 17 hours, and 25 minutes
- Just finished watching sugar ray Leonard, Tyson, mayweather, and sweet pea whitaker. Beasts!!!!
- 1 week, 2 hours, and 31 minutes
- Im up early this Saturday morning watching my Teammates JT Torres and Jimmy Harbison rip it up at the ADCC! Ayyyy
- 1 week, 6 hours, and 51 minutes
- JT Torres just beat Clark Gracie first round of ADCC!!! AYYYYYYY Go get it SPIDERMAN!!!
- 1 week, 6 hours, and 54 minutes