UFC 148 Results Recap: Ivan Menjivar Vs. Mike Easton

Mike Easton is declared the winner over Ivan Menjivar during UFC 148 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, July 7, 2012. Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

In the PPV opener at UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II, Mike Easton defeated Ivan Menjivar via unanimous decision. Easton took the Bantamweight fight with scores of 30-27, 29-28, and 30-27. With this win, Easton remains undefeated in the UFC at 3-0, 13-1 overall. The veteran Menjivar drops to 24-9.

Heading into UFC 148, this fight had a lot of picks as a possible Fight of the Night. Sadly, it didn't play out that way. These two skilled all-around fighters ended up somewhat cancelling each other out. The fight was contested mainly on the feet, with Easton as the aggressor and Menjivar looking to counter. In the end, neither man was able to put much together, but Easton's aggression took the decision.

What was the high spot of this fight?

Honestly, not much at all. Menjivar had some nice elbow strikes at times I guess.

Where do these guys go from here?

This is a big win for Easton, even if the actual fight was rather dull. With this win, he moves into contender status. Eddie Wineland seems like a good next fight for him.

For Menjivar, this feels like a potentially career derailing setback. He's a long-time veteran and you had the sense that this was perhaps his final big run at the top. Still, he remains a very valuable part of the division, and makes a great test for any up and coming fighters. Someone like T.J. Dillashaw would be a good opponent.

Watch it now, later or never?

Never. Styles makes fights, and something about these two just did not click. Nothing to see here.

More Bloody Elbow coverage of UFC 148 in the full entry.

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UFC 148 Results: What's Next For The Main Card Fighters - Tim Burke

UFC 148 Video: Post-Fight Interviews With Anderson Silva, Forrest Griffin, Cung Le, More - Nate Wilcox

UFC 148 Results And Video: Dana White Furious With Forrest Griffin - Josh Nason

UFC 148 Results: Sunday Perspective - T.P. Grant

UFC 148 Results: The Legal Gray Area Of Anderson Silva's Knee On Chael Sonnen - KJ Gould

UFC 148 Results: Second Place Sonnen Found A Way To Lose - Nate Wilcox

UFC 148 Results And Payouts: $6.5 Million Gate Sets New Record, Tito Ortiz Tops In Fighter Pay - Nate Wilcox

UFC 148 Results: Winners And Losers - Tim Burke

UFC 148: Silva Vs. Sonnen II Results And Post Fight Analysis - Brent Brookhouse

UFC 148 Video: Forrest Griffin Explains Behavior Dana White Calls 'Professional Suicide' - Nate Wilcox

UFC 148: Anderson Silva Vs. Chael Sonnen Video Highlights - Tim Burke

Bad Boy Presents Bloody Elbow Radio - Episode 183: UFC 148 Results Review - Matt Bishop

UFC 148 Post-Fight Press Conference Video And Coverage - Tim Burke

UFC 148: Silva Vs. Sonnen II - Live Results And Play-By-Play For Pay-Per-View - Brent Brookhouse

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