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UFC on FOX 15 Highlights: Holloway earns biggest finish of his career over Swanson

23-year-old Hawaiian Max Holloway earned the biggest win of his now 12-fight UFC career this past Saturday night in New Jersey. The ‘Blessed’ one was able to force 5th ranked featherweight Cub Swanson to tap with just over a minute left in the final stanza with a beautiful guillotine choke. It also didn’t hurt Holloway’s performance considering that Swanson suffered a broken...
Via Fight Booth
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Young Guns: Max Holloway and Paige VanZant Shine in Breakthrough Performances.

Paige VanZant kept the pressure on Felice Herrig to earn a unanimous decision victory. (Mandatory Credit: USA Today) Luke Rockhold wasn’t the only fighter to shine brightly at UFC on Fox 15 Saturday Night.  A little further down the main card Max Holloway (13-3) brought his “A-game”, overwhelming a hapless Cub Swanson (21-7) for 2 rounds before submitting him in the third...
Via The Sports Journal
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Cub Swanson says he broke his jaw and hand in loss to Max Holloway

After his rough submission loss to Max Holloway Saturday night on the main card of FOX UFC Fight Night, featherweight Cub Swanson sent a message on Twitter out to his followers that he'd injured himself pretty seriously in the process. According to the fighter, he fought through a broken jaw and hand against the young Hawaiian. Swanson, a heavy puncher, has has had serious hand breaks...
Via Fox Sports
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC on FOX 15: Max Holloway vs. Cub Swanson (Video Highlights)

Max Holloway (pictured) took his game to a new level Saturday night, and poor Cub Swanson found himself on the receiving end of a lopsided beating. Holloway did a great job at using his reach advantage to keep Swanson at bay. When the 23-year-old did engage, he won nearly every exchange. Holloway put an end to things by slapping on a guillotine choke at 3:58 in the final round...
Via 5thRound.com
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Max Holloway tears through Cub Swanson en route to submission victory

NEWARK -- Max Holloway took a huge step forward in his career at FOX UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Rockhold as he took out top five ranked featherweight Cub Swanson for his biggest win inside the Octagon. From the very start of the bout, Holloway showed a huge amount of confidence as he stood toe-to-toe with one of the most dangerous strikers in the UFC's 145 pound division. Holloway...
Via Fox Sports
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Max Holloway Submits Cub Swanson In Third Round At UFC On FOX 15

Spectacular performance from Max Holloway tonight at UFC On FOX 15, completely outclassing Cub Swanson in the striking for the best part of three rounds before taking him to the mat for a guillotine choke submission finish with barely a minute of the fight remaining. Fight Report: The two circle each to start this featherweight bout. Holloway with a push kick attempt that doesn’t...
Via Fight Of The Night
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Predictions for UFC on Fox 15

Saturday, April 18, UFC on Fox 15 will be taking place in the Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey.  This fight card is one of the best line-ups on free TV this year and definitely a must-watch for both hardcore and fair weather fans. For those of you who don’t know, fighters are given a number, or “odds”, to win or lose a fight.  If one sees a “+” next to the number...
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April 16, 2015  |  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...
Via Fight Of The Night
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...
Via Fox Sports
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...
Via Fox Sports
February 15, 2015  |  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...
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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

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

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...
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...
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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...
Via 5thRound.com
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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