Easton-Beebe Booked for Oct. 3

By Brian Knapp Aug 12, 2009
Ultimate Warrior Challenge bantamweight champion Mike Easton will defend his belt against Chase Beebe in the UWC 7 “Redemption” main event on Oct. 3 at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va.

The two were originally scheduled to meet in February, but Beebe pulled out of the match with a knee injury, only to compete at Dream 7 two weeks later.

Easton (7-1), a Lloyd Irvin protégé, has posted four consecutive victories. He last appeared in April when he submitted Josh Ferguson with a first-round guillotine choke at UWC 6, as he defended his 135-pound crown for the first time. Easton coaxed a tapout from EliteXC veteran Justin Robbins to capture the title six months ago.

The 24-year-old Beebe (12-4) will carry a three-fight losing streak into the match. The former World Extreme Cagefighting bantamweight champion has not competed since losing to Joe Warren by technical knockout in the opening round of the Dream featherweight grand prix. Beebe holds notable victories against three-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Rani Yahya and Eddie Wineland.
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