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Jeremy Stephens: Charles Oliveira has a weak chin and he's mentally weak

When Jeremy Stephens got the call to face Cub Swanson at UFC Fight Night back in June, he was excited for the opportunity, especially considering what a win would have done for his career. At the time, Stephens was undefeated in the featherweight division and making a push up the rankings. A victory over Swanson, who was on a five fight win streak at the time, would have propelled...
Via Fox Sports
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The Afternooner for November 25

(The Afternooner is our lunchtime dose of combat sports news.) Contributor: Ben Kohn     Cub Swanson talked about his loss to Frankie Edgar in a way that many fighters can learn from in dealing with a loss. Swanson thanked Edgar for the lesson, promised to get better, and said Edgar exposed him. Candid talk from a fighter is rare and the last time I can think of a fighter admitting...
Via Undercard Superstar
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs Swanson Fighter Purses, Attendance & Gate

Frankie Edgar has called for a featherweight title shot after his destruction of Cub Swanson on Saturday night, and it makes sense – he’s already paid like a champ.  Edgar was the top earner at UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs Swanson. Before we go any further, we should note that the Texas Athletic Commission doesn’t release fighter pay […]
Via MMA Manifesto
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor Wins in Cub Swanson’s Defeat

The only person more excited than Frankie Edgar to see Cub Swanson lose on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 57 was Conor McGregor (pictured). It’s like Christmas had come early for McGregor. He won without even having to lift a finger, unless you count the thumbs he used to let the MMA world know via Twitter that he was now on the doorstep of a UFC featherweight title fight after Swanson...
Via 5thRound.com
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Next Fights for Cub Swanson and Frankie Edgar?

  The UFC Fight Night 57 Main Event between Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson has major implications for the UFC Featherweight. Unofficially at least, the winner of the fight would have been widely regarded as the number one contender. That ended up being Edgar, who dominated Swanson throughout the entire fight before he finished him with a submission and ended Swanson’s six-fight...
Via Fight Of The Night
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Fight Night Austin Highlights: Frankie Edgar crushes Cub Swanson in Texas

“I think the court is complete here. I’m the king, Chad is the prince and now we have a joker.” This is what UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo told us after defeating Chad Mendes last month in Rio. It’s a great quote. He did forget to take “The Answer” into account though. Frankie Edgar’s performance last night against Cub Swanson may have been the best his career...
Via Fight Booth
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 57 Bonus Awards

Following last night’s UFC Fight Night 57 event in Texas the recipients of the evening’s $50,000 fighter bonus awards were announced. Debuting strawweights Page VanZant and Kailan Curran won ‘Fight Of The Night’ honors for their energetic, entertaining preliminary scrap which saw them mix it up on the feet, in the clinch and on the mat before PVZ finally produced a third...
Via Fight Of The Night
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Making the Grade: Passes/Fails from UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson

The UFC's return to Austin, Texas ended with one of the most dominant performances the featherweight division has ever seen as Frankie Edgar worked over Cub Swanson for over four rounds before finally finishing the fight in the fifth. Edson Barboza also took a big leap forward in his career with a one-sided victory over Bobby Green to finally earn a spot amongst the top 10 fighters...
Via Fox Sports
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Frankie Edgar destroys Cub Swanson, finishes with 5th round rear naked choke

The featherweight division might be enamored by an Irishman these days, but the question about who is the top contender at 145-pounds was answered emphatically as Frankie Edgar bludgeoned Cub Swanson before earning a fifth round rear naked choke finish. The talk of the town was Swanson's six-fight win streak and potential title shot with a win, but Edgar had much, much different...
Via Fox Sports
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Frankie Edgar Taps Out Cub Swanson With 4 Seconds To Go At UFN 57

After a dominant five round performance tonight in the main event of UFC Fight Night 57, Frankie Edgar went all out for a finish against Cub Swanson and found it by submission with just 4 seconds remaining! Round One: The main event of the evening is underway. Edgar with a leg kick to start. Another kick from Edgar. Edgar thinking about a clinch as Swanson fires off a few punches...
Via Fight Of The Night
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

‘UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson’ Live Post-Fight Press Conference Video

Now that “UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson” is officially in the books, make sure to stream tonight’s post-fight press conference live right here on 5thRound.com. The presser is scheduled to start at approximately 1:30AM ET/10:30PM PT. In addition to UFC president Dana White (pictured), Frankie Edgar, Cub Swanson, Bobby Green, Edson Barboza and the card’s other featured...
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November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The Fight Booth ‘Down and Dirty’ UFC Fight Night Austin picks

This is one of those sneaky stacked cards. There is going to be a lot of juicy fights filled with action, along with some submissions and knockouts sprinkled in to satisfy your MMA tastebuds. At the top Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson lead the way. It is one of the most anticipated fights of the year. There is also the co-main event between Bobby Green and Edson Barboza which has some...
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November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

‘UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson’ Complete Betting Odds

We examined tonight’s main event between Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson earlier this week, so let’s take a look at the co-featured attraction with lightweights. Edson Barboza and Bobby Green. Barboza is a slight 1.5-1 odds-on favorite against the former Strikeforce star. Green, meanwhile, checks in closely behind as a +120 underdog. Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas serves...
Via 5thRound.com
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

LIVE UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson weigh-ins

Two of the very best in the featherweight division square off this weekend in Austin, Texas as Cub Swanson meets Frankie Edgar with the winner potentially moving into place for a title shot in 2015. Before the five round main event is official, the fighters have to hit the scale on Friday to weigh-in and make the mark.  Also on tap for UFC Fight Night in Austin, explosive Muay Thai...
Via Fox Sports
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Cub Swanson’s Gym Escape prior to UFC Fight Night 57

No. 2 ranked Featherweight contender Cub Swanson is ready to cement himself as the division’s No. 1 contender by taking out former Lightweight champion Frankie Edgar tomorrow night in the main event of UFC Fight Night 57. Prior to his biggest fight of his career, the UFC production team followed the streaking Featherweight in their latest iteration of “Gym Escapes”. Watch...
Via Fight Hub TV
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 57 Predictions

UFC Fight Night 57 takes place this coming Saturday night from Texas and we’ve got our predictions for all the fights for you below. — Main Card: Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson This is certainly one of the most interesting featherweight match-ups we’ve seen in a while. Swanson is the more unpredictable, dangerous striker here who’s always on the hunt for the finish, while...
Via Fight Of The Night
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Reasons to Watch: UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson

This weekend when the UFC returns to Austin the card will feature a slew of ranked fighters battling it out including the main event where former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar takes on Cub Swanson in a pivotal matchup at 145 pounds. Both Edgar and Swanson believe they should be next in line for a potential title shot against featherweight champion Jose Aldo so there's plenty...
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

‘UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson’ Betting Odds (Main Card)

Cub Swanson has been promised a crack at the UFC featherweight title if he can beat Frankie Edgar (pictured) Saturday in Texas. Unfortunately for Swanson, it appears the Gambling Gods don’t think he has the goods to emerge as the division’s top contender. Edgar is nearly a 2.5-1 odds-on favorite to snap Swanson’s six-fight winning streak. Swanson, meanwhile, checks in as almost...
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night Edgar vs. Swanson Crystal Ball predictions

The UFC will return to Austin, Texas this weekend with a featherweight battle that could determine the next contender to face champion Jose Aldo. No. 2 ranked fighter Cub Swanson, riding a six-fight win streak takes on No. 3 ranked Frankie Edgar, who made short work of future UFC Hall of Famer B.J. Penn in his last fight.  The stakes are higher than ever in this matchup with the...
Via Fox Sports
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking down Cub Swanson versus Frankie Edgar

Cub Swanson and Frankie Edgar meet in a five round fight to most likely determine the next title shot against Jose Aldo. This is a matchup between two of the best and most exciting fighters in the UFC. They are part of why the featherweight class is one of the most electrifying in the sport today. One of the most stacked and exciting divisions in the UFC right now is the featherweight...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 57 Fight Card

UFC Fight Night 57 takes place this Saturday night in Austin, Texas and we’ve got the full fight card for your below. The main event features an exciting featherweight match-up between top 3 contenders Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson that realistically should provide the division’s next No.1 contender, though Conor McGregor might have something to say about that. In the co-main...
Via Fight Of The Night
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

A Star is Forced: Why the UFC is banking on Conor McGregor

The UFC exploded a decade ago in 2005 when Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar put the world on notice that the sport of MMA had arrived in the much ballyhooed TUF Season 1 finale. The sport is now suffering from turnover, as the established stars make their way off into the sunset (or Bellator), and the sport is left without star power to pay the bills. Which is why the UFC is banking...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Cub Swanson Claims UFC Promised Him Title Fight Against Jose Aldo

The UFC may have flown Conor McGregor out to Brazil to sit front and center to watch featherweight champion Jose Aldo beat Chad Mendes at UFC 179 on Saturday, but it appears McGregor won’t be Aldo’s next opponent. According to Cub Swanson (pictured), UFC brass have promised him next dibs at Aldo if he beats Frankie Edgar next month. “The @ufc has assured me the next shot at...
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

‘UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson’ Lineup Complete

The 12-bout lineup for “UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson” has been finalized. The November 22 event takes place inside Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. A critical featherweight shootout between Frankie Edgar (pictured) and Cub Swanson headlines the gig. It can be argued that the winner should get next dibs at the 145-pound crown, but they’ll probably have to leapfrog...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

How Conor McGregor jumped ahead of Cub Swanson for a title shot

In MMA (just as in boxing) the spoils of war often go first to the loudest and flashiest. Style outside the cage can get you fights your skills inside the cage can’t. Chael Sonnen built his career on this basic tenant of combat business. The latest example of this truism comes via comments from UFC […] The post Style Over Substance: How Conor McGregor Jumped Ahead Of Cub Swanson...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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