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Nov 15, 2017 12:12 pm

VIDEO | Cub Swanson Will Become a Free Agent After UFC Fresno

The UFC featherweight title lottery is finally over after Frankie Edgar was forced to bow out of the fight. Max Holloway will defend his belt at UFC 218 against the same man he took it away from at UFC 212: Jose Aldo. For awhile, it looked like Cub Swanson was the clear choice to step...

Nov 15, 2017 6:50 am

After title shot snub, Cub Swanson worries UFC doesn’t “think highly” of him

Originally, UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway was expected to defend his title against Frankie Edgar at UFC 218 this December 2. When Edgar was forced out of the fight with an injury, however, the search for a replacement challenger began. One of the frontrunners in this search was Cub Swanson, who is scheduled for a...

Nov 8, 2017 4:11 pm

Cub Swanson Wastes No Time Trying To Fill in For Frankie Edgar at UFC 218

The news that Frankie Edgar had to pull-out of his UFC 218 fight with Max Holloway has just hit and there is bound to be a tsunami of featherweight fighters jumping at the shot to step in. Edgar will have to undergo face surgery, forcing him out of his shot at the title, meanwhile Cub...

Oct 10, 2017 10:03 am

Cub Swanson explains why he’s fighting out his UFC contract

Not long ago, we learned that fan favorite featherweight contender Cub Swanson planned on entering free agency after his UFC Fresno scrap with Brian Ortega, which marks the last obligation on his current UFC contract. Speaking to FloCombat this week, Swanson explained why he’s choosing to fight out his current contract. “I’m speaking out about...

Oct 2, 2017 6:51 am

Cub Swanson returns in the main event of UFC Fresno

After chasing a featherweight title shot, flirting with the idea of a fight with former featherweight champion Jose Aldo, and being called out by former lightweight Michael Johnson, fan favorite featherweight contender Cub Swanson finally has a fight booked. The all-action Jackson’s MMA staple will battle rising contender Brian Ortega in the main event of...

Sep 28, 2017 4:45 pm

Michael Johnson Can’t Get Jose Aldo So He Wants Cub Swanson

At the beginning of the month, UFC lightweight contender Michael Johnson dropped a bombshell that he wanted to debut in the featherweight division against none other than Jose Aldo. What comes as a surprise to us, this wasn’t a spur-of-the-moment decision for Johnson. Turns out he was thinking about the move down the whole time....

Sep 28, 2017 9:06 am

BREAKING | Cub Swanson targeted for return at December Fight Night

Cub Swanson, one of the UFC featherweight division’s most dangerous contenders, is reportedly looking at a return to the cage this December 9th in Fresno, California. Swanson’s opponent at this Fight Night card is expected to be red-hot prospect Brian Ortega. This report comes from Farah Hannoun on Twitter. BREAKING: @CubSwanson vs. @BrianTcity in the...

Sep 5, 2017 9:04 pm

Cub Swanson targeting end of the year return, open to a rematch with Jose Aldo

Perennial UFC featherweight contender Cub Swanson (25-7 MMA) is currently riding an impressive four fight win streak and is on the cusp of earning a shot at the promotions coveted featherweight title. Swanson was last seen in action this past April in the main event of UFC Fight Night 108 where he scored a unanimous...

Aug 1, 2017 11:58 am

Jose Aldo is up for a No. 1 contender fight with Cub Swanson

Jose Aldo is no longer the UFC featherweight champion. That title now belongs to Hawaii’s Max Holloway who defeated the Brazilian great back in June. Now several months removed from his loss to Holloway, Aldo is beginning to weigh the options for his return to action. Given that Holloway is likely to be taking on...

Jul 10, 2017 6:53 am

Cub Swanson reacts to news of Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar

Back in June, streaking Hawaiian talent Max Holloway shook up the featherweight division by thrashing once-dominant champion Jose Aldo to a TKO victory. With the belt firmly around his waist, Holloway then shifted his focus to two men: Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson, both of whom stand out as top contenders in the UFC featherweight...

Jun 10, 2017 10:23 am

POLL | Frankie Edgar or Cub Swanson? Who gets the next featherweight title shot

Recently, at UFC 212, Max Holloway became the undisputed UFC featherweight champion following his 3rd round TKO win over Jose Aldo in Brazil. Following the fight, Max Holloway and Frankie Edgar both expressed mutual interest in fighting one another in Holloway’s first featherweight title defense. With that being said, top ranked featherweight Cub Swanson has...

Jun 10, 2017 9:51 am

Frankie Edgar shuts down Cub Swanson’s title shot campaign once again

Following Max Holloway’s UFC 212 win over Jose Aldo earlier this month, all signs pointed to Max Holloway making his first featherweight title defense against Frankie Edgar. The interest in the fight was mutual, as Holloway proclaimed at the UFC 212 post-fight press conference that he would like to add another former champion to his...

Jun 7, 2017 8:41 am

Cub Swanson fires back at Frankie Edgar

This past weekend, in the main event of UFC 212, interim UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway stepped into the Octagon with Jose Aldo, where he claimed the undisputed featherweight title. Immediately following the fight, many began to speculate as to who Holloway would defend his title against first, with the general consensus being that former...

Jun 6, 2017 11:27 am

Frankie Edgar shuts down Cub Swanson’s campaign for title shot

This past weekend, in the main event of UFC 212, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo stepped into the Octagon in hopes of defending his new featherweight title for the first time. On the other hand, interim featherweight champion Max Holloway was looking to unify the two belts and capture the undisputed featherweight championship. After weathering...

Jun 4, 2017 6:05 pm

Cub Swanson demands rematch with Max Holloway, promises he’ll be victorious

Last night, in the main event of UFC 212, streaking Hawaiian star Max Holloway sent a shockwave through the UFC featherweight division by defeating once-dominant featherweight king Jose Aldo with third-round strikes. With this impressive win, Holloway begins what could well be a very dominant reign as UFC featherweight champion. Though nothing is certain just...

May 2, 2017 10:42 am

Artem Lobov calls out next opponent following Cub Swanson loss

Last month, SBG Ireland’s very own Artem Lobov stepped into the Octagon for the biggest fight of his career as he fought #4 ranked featherweight Cub Swanson in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Nashville’. Prior to the fight, Swanson went as far as to say that Lobov didn’t belong in the UFC. Following...

Apr 27, 2017 10:04 am

Cub Swanson broke his hand in Artem Lobov fight

In the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Nashville’, top ranked UFC featherweight veteran Cub Swanson stepped into the Octagon with unranked Artem Lobov for a highly anticipated fight which was prefaced by months and months of trash talk between the two men. When the pair stepped into the Octagon, they delivered an impressive fight,...

Apr 26, 2017 1:14 pm

VIDEO | Cub Swanson breaks down his spinning elbow against Artem Lobov

This past weekend in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Nashville’, #4 ranked featherweight Cub Swanson picked up a unanimous decision win over SBG Ireland’s Artem Lobov in the main event of what proved to be a stellar card. During the course of his fight with Lobov, Swanson does as he normally does, and...

Apr 23, 2017 10:13 am

Conor McGregor sends Artem Lobov a message following loss to Cub Swanson at UFC Nashville

Conor McGregor sends Artem Lobov a message following loss to Cub Swanson at UFC Nashville Featherweight fighters Artem Lobov and Cub Swanson went to war in the main event of UFC Fight Night 108 yesterday evening in Nashville. The “Russian Hammer” and “Killer Cub” exchanged bombs for five straight rounds before the horn sounded and...

Apr 23, 2017 8:26 am

After wars with Doo Ho Choi and Artem Lobov, Cub Swanson is keen on some time off

Last night, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Nashville, Tennessee, featherweight veteran Cub Swanson defeated Artem Lobov with a hard-fought, unanimous decision. With this win, Swanson established himself as one of the top contenders in the division, and perhaps the most deserving man of a featherweight title shot. The next featherweight...

Apr 23, 2017 7:22 am

Pros react to Cub Swanson’s action-packed defeat of Artem Lobov

Last night, the UFC touched down in “Music City,” Nashville, Tennessee, with a 13-fight card. This card featured plenty of action, as Brandon Moreno scored an epic submission win over Dustin Ortiz on the undercard, Mike Perry picked up an elbow-induced KO of the year contender over Jake Ellenberger, and Al Iaquinta crushed Diego Sanchez...

Apr 22, 2017 10:11 pm

UFC Fight Night 108 Results: Cub Swanson defeats Artem Lobov (Highlights)

UFC Fight Night 108 Results: Cub Swanson vs. Artem Lobov A featherweight scrap between Cub Swanson and Artem Lobov served as the main event of tonight’s UFC Fight Night 108 fight card in Nashville. Round one begins and Swanson lands a low kick to start things off. He circles and lands another. Lobov leaps in...

Apr 20, 2017 6:07 pm

Cub Swanson: Artem Lobov is always getting better

This weekend, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Nashville, Tennessee, Conor McGregor training partner Artem Lobov will take a massive step up in competition as he throws down with the UFC’s fourth-ranked featherweight, Cub Swanson. Given that Lobov owns an admittedly unimpressive record of 13-2-1, and is not even ranked in...

Apr 18, 2017 10:33 am

VIDEO | Cub Swanson seeks to punish Artem Lobov for calling him out

In late 2016, South Korean featherweight prospect Doo Ho Choi made a clever callout of long-time featherweight contender Cub Swanson. While this callout was quite civil, it served to reignite Swanson’s competitive fire, and gave him the motivation to deliver one of the best wins of his career: an unforgettable, tooth-and-nail decision triumph that left...

Apr 18, 2017 7:36 am

VIDEO | Artem Lobov explains how training with McGregor has prepared him for Swanson

Will @RusHammerMMA stun Swanson at #UFCNashville? pic.twitter.com/uuxc0YYJnn — UFC Canada (@UFC_CA) April 18, 2017 This weekend, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Nashville, Tennessee, Artem Lobov will take on Cub Swanson. Given that Lobov owns an admittedly unimpressive record of 13-12-1  and Swanson currently holds the number four spot in the...