Dennis Bermudez vs. Jeremy Stephens set for UFC 189

A new featherweight bout has been added to an already stacked UFC 189 card in July as Dennis Bermudez meets Jeremy Stephens. Bermudez was riding high on a seven-fight win streak prior to his last bout at UFC 180 where he suffered his first loss in nearly three years when he fell to top five ranked featherweight Ricardo Lamas. Prior to the loss in late 2014, Bermudez had put together...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Despite Not Being a Pay-Per View, UFC on Fox 15 is Going to be Spectacular

Luke Rockhold’s (13-2) fluidity and speed, particularly in his kicks, makes for an interesting matchup against any opponent. (Mandatory Credit: Forza LLC/Getty Images) The entire main card of UFC on Fox: Machida vs. Rockhold would make a very solid Pay-Per View event.  How lucky that we get to watch it free on TV. The stacked card, which takes place April 18th, features not only...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Featherweight Division is Full of Absolute Killers Chomping at the bit for Title Shot

(Mandatory Credit: Eric Jamison/Associated Press) The UFC Featherweight Division is full of absolute killers.  Some of the most dangerous fighters on the planet fall in line right behind consensus #2 pound-for-pound prince Jose Aldo.  Men like Frankie Edgar, Cub Swanson, Chad Mendes, Ricardo Lamas, Dennis Bermudez, and of course, we can’t forget the man who will be fighting...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

After Win Max Holloway Now Set To Face Cub Swanson At UFC On FOX 15

Following a big win last night against Cole Miller in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 60, rising star Max Holloway been handed his next assignment. Holloway, who’s now on a five fight winning streak, was immediately approached by the UFC with the offer of a fight with Cub Swanson at UFC On FOX 15 on April 18th and he didn’t hesitate to accept it. “It’s signed and done...
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February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Cub Swanson vs. Max Holloway 'signed and done' for FOX card in New Jersey

Max Holloway put on a dominant performance over Cole Miller in the co-main event at UFC Fight Night from Colorado on Saturday night, but he only had the chance to celebrate for mere seconds before he already had his next fight lined up. Plans were already in place if Holloway won that he would take on Cub Swanson in a new featherweight featured bout on the upcoming FOX UFC Fight...
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February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Max Holloway downs Cole Miller, draws Cub Swanson next

Max Holloway showed a truly superior striking game as he battered Cole Miller from head to toe over three rounds to win his fourth straight fight in the UFC. The young Hawaiian fighter entered the bout with three straight wins and three straight finishes by knockout or TKO and there were a few moments in his fight on Saturday night where it looked like he would add another to his...
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February 15, 2015  |  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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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...
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November 25, 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...
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...
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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

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...
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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 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...
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

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...
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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...
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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...
November 19, 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

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

‘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...
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...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Frankie Edgar Vs Cub Swanson To Headline UFC Fight Night 57

A featherweight scrap between two of the featherweight division’s top talents Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson has been announced as the main event for UFC Fight Night 57 on November 22nd in Texas. Swanson is currently ranked No.2 in the world at 145lbs courtesy of an impressive six fight winning streak in the UFC that’s seen him take out the likes of Ross Pearson, Charles Oliveria...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Cub Swanson, Frankie Edgar Fight Set

A true title eliminator that has been rumored to be set has finally been agreed upon. It was announced on UFC Tonight that top-three featherweight contenders Cub Swanson (21-5) will face Frankie Edgar (16-4-1) in the main event for a UFC Fight Night event in Austin, Texas November 22. The winner will earn the next title shot […]
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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