Cub Swanson News

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 9, 2017 5:04 pm

BREAKING | Max Holloway’s Manager Reveals Four Names in the Running for UFC 218

News hit last night that Frankie Edgar unfortunately had to drop out of his title fight with Max Holloway at UFC 218 because of a facial injury that requires surgery. Immediately there was an incredible swarm of fighters coming out to try and take advantage of Edgar’s misfortune. Cub Swanson was the first on the...

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 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 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...

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 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 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 17, 2017 12:27 pm

Cub Swanson gives his take on whether Artem Lobov actually belongs in the UFC

This weekend, in the main event of UFC Nashville, featherweight contender Cub Swanson will take on Russian-born Irishman Artem Lobov. Given that Swanson currently sits inside the featherweight top-5, and Lobov sits outside the top-15 with an undeniably unimpressive 13-12-1 overall record, the announcement of this fight caused more than a few head scratches. Yet...

Mar 27, 2017 10:23 am

UFC stars express interest in boxing vs. MMA pay-per-view

The biggest ongoing story in combat sports today surrounds a possible boxing mega-fight between transcendent MMA star Conor McGregor and boxing great Floyd Mayweather. For a time, of course, this potential showdown looked like a near impossibility. With each passing day, however, there seems to be more and more reason to believe a Mayweather vs. McGregor...

Mar 23, 2017 10:28 am

Artem Lobov rips “p**sies” with padded records

On April 22nd, SBG Ireland’s very own Artem Lobov will have the biggest fight of his professional career as he fights #4 ranked featherweight Cub Swanson in a highly anticipated main event showdown. Ahead of the fight, Lobov, who holds a 13-12-1 professional record, and is currently on a 2-fight win streak, found himself criticizing...

Feb 28, 2017 11:23 am

Artem Lobov predicts knockout win over Cub Swanson

On April 22, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Nashville, Tennessee, unranked featherweight Artem Lobov will take on the division’s fourth ranked fighter in Cub Swanson. Given their starkly different stations in the featherweight division not many people seem to give Lobov, who trains alongside Conor McGregor at SBG Ireland, much...