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Cub Swanson
Cub Swanson
Listed height 5 ft 7 in
Listed weight 146 lb
Reach 70 in
Division Featherweight (2006-present), Lightweight (2004-2006)
Born November 2, 1983 (1983-11-02) (age 33)
Palm Springs, California, United States
Nationality U.S Flag American
Fighting out of Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Trained by Greg Jackson, Mike Winkeljohn
Team Jackson's Mixed Martial Arts
Organization UFC
Years active 2004-present

Kevin Luke Swanson (born November 2, 1983) is an American mixed martial artist (MMA).[1] He is currently signed as a Featherweight with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

MMA careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Swanson made his MMA debut in July of 2004. He lost his first bout against Shannon Gugerty via rear naked choke in only fifteen seconds. Swanson would go on to win his next nine bouts, including a victory over Shannon Gugerty in a rematch from their July 25, 2004 bout.

WECEdit

Swanson made his WEC debut on March 24, 2007 with a victory over Tommy Lee by guillotine choke. He has also defeated Micah Miller. Following an eleven fight winning streak, Swanson lost to former UFC champion Jens Pulver, who was making his WEC debut. Swanson was forced to tap out at just 0:35 of round one due to an neck crank after attempting a single leg take down. Swanson was scheduled to fight Diego Nunes on the undercard at WEC 40, but Nunes was forced to withdraw from the fight just days before the bout because of a hand injury. Swanson lost to Jose Aldo by technical knock out via flying knees eight seconds into the first round at WEC 41 on June 7, 2009.

Swanson defeated John Franchi on November 18, 2009 at WEC 44[2], winning Fight of the Night honors.[3] In his bout against Franchi, Swanson broke both of his hands.

Swanson was expected to face WEC newcomer Chan Sung Jung on April 24, 2010 at WEC 48.[4] He pulled out with an injury and he was replaced by Leonard Garcia.

After recovering, Swanson faced undefeated wrestler Chad Mendes at WEC 50. Mendes defeated Swanson via one-sided unanimous decision.

Swanson next faced Mackens Semerzier in the last fight for both men in the WEC. Swanson defeated Semerzier via split decision.

UFCEdit

On October 28, 2010, World Extreme Cagefighting merged with the ]]Ultimate Fighting Championship]]. As part of the merger, all WEC fighters were transferred to the UFC.[5]

Swanson was expected to face Erik Koch on March 3, 2011 at UFC Live: Sanchez vs. Kampmann.[6] However, Swanson was forced out ouf the bout with an injury.[7]

Swanson/Koch was expected to take place on July 2, 2011 at UFC 132.[8] However, Swanson was forced out of the bout with another injury.[9]

After just over a year out of action, Swanson returned to face Ricardo Lamas on November 12, 2011 at UFC on Fox 1, becoming the last WEC fighter imported from the WEC/UFC merger to debut in the UFC.[10] He lost the fight via submission (arm triangle choke) in the second round.

In his second UFC fight, Swanson faced George Roop on January 28, 2012 at UFC on Fox: Evans vs. Davis.[11] He won the fight via TKO in the second round.

Swanson faced Ross Pearson on June 22, 2012 at UFC on FX 4.[12] He won the fight via TKO in the second round, earning the Knockout of the Night bonus.

Swanson faced Charles Oliveira on September 22, 2012 at UFC 152.[13] Early in the first round, Swanson hit Oliveira with body shots, which visibly appeared to hurt Oliveira. Swanson followed it up with an overhand right sending Oliveira to the canvas resulting in a KO victory for Swanson.[14] Swanson received a $65,000 bonus for Knockout of the Night.[15]

Swanson was expected to face Dennis Siver on February 16, 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald.[16] However, Siver was forced out of the bout, and was replaced by Dustin Poirier.[17] Swanson won by unanimous decision.

Swanson's bout with Dennis Siver was rescheduled for July 6, 2013 at UFC 162.[18] After a back and forth first two rounds, Swanson defeated Siver via TKO due to punches in the third round. The performance earned both participants Fight of the Night honors.

Swanson is expected to face Jeremy Stephens on June 28, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 44.[19]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 20–5 Dennis Siver TKO (punches) UFC 162 02013-
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July 6, 2013
3 2:24 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 19–5 Dustin Poirier Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald 02013-
February
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February 16, 2013
3 5:00 London, England, United Kingdom
Win 18–5 Charles Oliveira KO (punch) UFC 152 02012-
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September 22, 2012
1 2:40 Toronto, Ontario, Canada 146.4 catchweight bout; Oliveira missed weight. Knockout of the Night.
Win 17–5 Ross Pearson TKO (punches) UFC on FX: Maynard vs. Guida 02012-
June
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June 22, 2012
2 4:14 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Knockout of the Night.
Win 16–5 George Roop TKO (punches) UFC on Fox: Evans vs. Davis 02012-
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January 28, 2012
2 2:22 Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Loss 15–5 Ricardo Lamas Submission (arm-triangle choke) UFC on Fox: Velasquez vs. dos Santos 02011-
November
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November 12, 2011
2 2:16 Anaheim, California, United States
Win 15–4 Mackens Semerzier Decision (split) WEC 52 02010-
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November 11, 2010
3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Fight of the Night.
Loss 14–4 Chad Mendes Decision (unanimous) WEC 50 02010-
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August 18, 2010
3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 14–3 John Franchi Submission (guillotine choke) WEC 44 02009-
November
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November 18, 2009
3 4:50 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Fight of the Night.
Loss 13–3 Jose Aldo TKO (flying knee and punches) WEC 41 02009-
June
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June 7, 2009
1 0:08 Sacramento, California, United States WEC Featherweight title eliminator
Win 13–2 Hiroyuki Takaya Decision (unanimous) WEC 37 02008-
December
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December 3, 2008
3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 12–2 Donny Walker Submission (rear-naked choke) IFBL 11 02007-
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December 23, 2007
3 1:24 Niles, Ohio, United States
Loss 11–2 Jens Pulver Submission (guillotine choke) WEC 31 02007-
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December 12, 2007
1 0:35 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 11–1 Micah Miller Decision (unanimous) WEC 28 02007-
June
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June 3, 2007
3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 10–1 Tommy Lee Submission (guillotine choke) WEC 26 02007-
March
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March 24, 2007
1 3:17 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 9–1 Chuck Kim KO (punch) BIB 02006-
November
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November 17, 2006
1 4:51 Bakersfield, California, United States
Win 8–1 Charlie Valencia TKO (punches) KOTC: BOOYAA 02006-
October
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October 13, 2006
1 4:52 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 7–1 Richard Montano Decision (unanimous) KOTC: Rapid Fire 02006-
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August 4, 2006
2 5:00 San Jacinto, California, United States Drops to Featherweight.
Win 6–1 Shannon Gugerty TKO (punches) TC 13 02006-
March
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March 11, 2006
2 3:40 Del Mar, California, United States
Win 5–1 Fernando Arreola Submission (punches) KOTC: Final Conflict 02005-
December
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December 2, 2005
1 3:21 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 4–1 Mike Corey TKO (cut) KOTC: Flash Point 02005-
September
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September 23, 2005
2 2:42 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 3–1 Armando Sanchez Submission (punches) KOTC: Prime Time 02005-
August
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August 5, 2005
1 1:59 San Jacinto, California, United States
Win 2–1 Martin Bautista Submission (rear-naked choke) Total Combat 7 02005-
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January 29, 2005
2 N/A Tijuana, Mexico
Win 1–1 Joe Morales Submission (punches) Total Combat 6 02004-
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October 24, 2004
1 2:28 Tijuana, Mexico
Loss 0–1 Shannon Gugerty Submission (rear-naked choke) Total Combat 4 02004-
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July 25, 2004
1 0:15 Tijuana, Mexico

ReferencesEdit

  1. Advertising at Sherdog.com
  2. WEC 44: Brown vs. Aldo results. www.wec.tv/index.cfmom (2009-11-19).
  3. WEC 44 bonuses: Aldo, Roller, Swanson and Franchi earn $10,000 awards. MMAJunkie.com. Archived from the original on July 11, 2012. Retrieved on November 19, 2009.
  4. Chan Sung 'Korean Zombie' Jung signs with WEC. mmamania.com (2010-03-06).
  5. UFC and WEC set to merge in 2011; events to air on Versus and Spike TV. mmajunkie.com (October 28, 2010).
  6. WEC vets Eric Koch vs. Cub Swanson targeted for UFC on Versus 3. mmajunkie.com (January 10, 2011).
  7. Cub Swanson out at UFC on Versus 3, Erik Koch awaits new opponent. mmajunkie.com (February 24, 2011).
  8. Erik Koch vs. Cub Swanson rebooked for July's UFC 132 event in Las Vegas. mmajunkie.com (2011-04-06).
  9. Training injury forces Cub Swanson out of UFC 132, Erik Koch awaits new foe. mmajunkie.com (June 2, 2011).
  10. Cub Swanson vs Ricardo Lamas booked for Nov. 12 in Anaheim. mmamania.com (September 3, 2011).
  11. UFC on FOX 2 adds Roop vs. Swanson. mmajunkie.com (December 5, 2011).
  12. Ross Pearson vs. Cub Swanson added to UFC on FX 4 in New Jersey. mmajunkie.com (March 29, 2012).
  13. Charles Oliveira vs Cub Swanson in the works for UFC 152 in Toronto. mmamania.com (August 2, 2012).
  14. UFC 152 results: Charles Oliveira vs. Cub Swanson. mmajunkie.com.
  15. UFC 152 Bonus Winners. TopMMANews.com (September 22, 2012).
  16. Staff (2012-12-12). Cub Swanson vs. Dennis Siver Set as Co-Main Event for UFC on Fuel 7 in England. mmaweekly.com. Retrieved on 2012-12-12.
  17. Dustin Poirier replaces Dennis Siver, meets Cub Swanson at UFC on FUEL TV 7. mmajunkie.com (January 17, 2013).
  18. Tom Ngo (March 28, 2013). Dennis Siver Faces Cub Swanson at UFC 162. 5throundcom. Retrieved on March 28, 2013.
  19. Damon Martin (2014-03-18). Cub Swanson vs. Jeremy Stephens headlines UFC Fight Night in San Antonio. msn.foxsports.com. Retrieved on 2014-03-18.
  20. http://m.sherdog.com/news/articles/2/Sherdogcoms-2012-AllViolence-Team-48763

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