Mike “The Hulk” Easton, a native of Anacostia, was born a fighter as a premature baby at two pounds, three ounces. On Oct. 1, the mixed martial arts fighter will make his debut in the Ultimate Fighting Championship at the Verizon Center — the sport’s first pay-per-view event in the D.C. area. “I’m fighting for DC, I’ve got a chip on my shoulder to prove to the world that I’m the best,” Easton said. (Eli Sinkus for Synthesis/Koubaroulis LLC./The Washington Post)