With the removal of Alexander Gustafsson from UFC on Fuel 9's main event, Saturday's most intriguing matchup very well may be Brad Pickett vs. Mike Easton.
It's a bout that has the potential to dazzle and features one of the night's most competitive pairings. Perhaps it's not main-event material, but it's probably more deserving of that status than any other match from the event.
Here we will take a look at the fight between Pickett and Easton, and examine how it is likely to play out. We will assess which fighter has an edge in each of the striking, wrestling and submission areas of the game, and use those assessments to project the fight's probable winner.