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Stars rising and defining a true 'world' champion: Looking back at the TUF Finale

Rose Namajunas walked into the UFC Octagon Friday night as a budding MMA superstar and, though she left it after losing her strawweight title bout to Carla Esparza (10-2) via submission, she remains a charismatic rising contender. Unfortunately for the talented "Thug Rose," she had just a third of Esparza's experience. Namajunas hung tough until getting choked out in the third round...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
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15 days ago  |  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...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Debuting Strawweights Earn Fight of the Night Honors

UFC Fight Night 57 was headlined by Frankie Edgar submitting Cub Swanson in the main event, but the highlight of the night was a bout that didn’t make the television broadcast. It was a fight in the women’s strawweight division which aired exclusively on UFC Fight Pass that became the talk of the MMA world after being named Fight of the Night, and in return made Paige VanZant...
Via Ring Kings
November 24, 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...
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November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 57 Post-Fight Interviews

Below you’ll find a handful of post-fight interviews from last night’s UFC Fight Night 57 including victorious main event star Frankie Edgar who called for a title shot after submitting Cub Swanson. — Frankie Edgar: Edson Barboza: Paige VanZant: James Vick:
Via Fight Of The Night
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...
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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...
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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...
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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

UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson Staff Picks

Last Event Winner: Ben Kohn (6-5) Yearly Standings: Lucas Bourdon: 9-4 .692 Ben Kohn: 158-79 .667 Josh Hall: 35-21 .625 TC Engel: 87-53 .621 Nolan Howell: 166-109 .604 Luke Irwin: 243-160 .603 Earl Montclair: 116-77 .601 Naomi Kamornick: 6-5 .545 Dan Galvan: 5-6 .455 Featherweight Bout: Cub Swanson (21-5) vs. Frankie Edgar (17-4-1) Luke Irwin: Cub’s only gone the distance in...
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November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 57: Frankie Edgar Gym Escape

Before the former UFC Lightweight champion throws down with No. 2 ranked Cub Swanson this evening in the main event of UFC Fight Night 57, take a gander at what Edgar does on his off time from the gym and fighting during his preparation for tonight’s bout. If you missed Cub Swanson’s “Gym Escape”, you can catch that right here. Stick with FightHubTV throughout the evening...
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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...
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November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch A New Trailer For Tonight’s UFC Fight Night 57 Event

Get yourself in the mood for tonight’s UFC Fight Night 57 event with this new trailer which features Joe Rogan’s thoughts on the main event pairing of top featherweight contenders Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson. —
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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

Cub Swanson hoping to solidify featherweight status with win against Former Champ

            Since it’s creation in the fall of 2010, the UFC’s featherweight division has become a constant source of main event-caliber contenders, and on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 57 in Austin, Texas, two of the best 145-pounders in the business will remind us of that when Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson square-off in the evening’s...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Cub Swanson: It's ridiculous Conor McGregor is even in title contention

It's hard to deny the fact that Cub Swanson has been on one of the most impressive tears through the featherweight division in the past few years. He's won six fights in a row, with five of them coming by way of knockout or TKO.  Swanson has drop kicked several top names along the way including Charles Oliveira, Dustin Poirier, Dennis Siver and Jeremy Stephens. Despite all those...
Via Fox Sports
November 20, 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...
Via Fox Sports
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...
Via 5thRound.com
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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