Originally written on The Flying Knee MMA  |  Last updated 11/16/14
This Saturday the UFC returns to London England for UFC on Fuel TV 7 where Renen Barao defends his interim bantamweight title against the young standout, Michael “Mayday” McDonald. However, before those two square off, I personally wanted to take a deeper look at the co-main event of the evening, a featherweight scrap between the surging Cub Swanson and the young and talented Dustin Poirier. Poirier is replacing an injured Dennis Siver on the card, and will be looking to build up his winning streak again in his quest for a shot at featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo. Swanson is on a three fight win streak, all of which have come by KO or TKO. Chael Sonnen described this fight as “razor-thin” with big implications on the increasingly complicated featherweight division. Lets see how they stack up. Striking-wise this match is pretty interesting. Poirier is the distance fighter, with a two-inch height advantage and five-inch reach advantage over Swanson. He has a really good straight left, ...
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