Archive: Cub Swanson

Sep 18, 2013 9:30 am

QUICK TWITT | Swanson & Lamas Jockey For Position

Sitting at the top of the featherweight heap are two men worthy of title contention. Both Ricardo Lamas and Cub Swanson have done their part to be talked about in the title picture, but neither fighter has received a blessing from the UFC to challenge current divisional kingpin, Jose Aldo. The two recently took to...

Sep 16, 2013 11:46 am

Aldo Favors Swanson/Lamas Over Rematch Against Mendes

Sorry Chad Mendes, Jose Aldo is not interested in a rematch! Former title challenger, Chad Mendes has made a strong case for a rematch against Jose Aldo. The champ however, has different plans. Here’s what Aldo told MMAFighting.com about the pecking order in his division: “Chad Mendes is still starting, haven’t fought anyone ranked yet,...

Sep 11, 2013 9:47 am

Payan out, Charles Oliveira in to face Jeremy Larsen at UFC 166

Late Tuesday evening, UFC officials announced that an injury had forced Estevan Payan (14-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) out of his scheduled UFC 166 bout with Charles Oliveira (16-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC). Meanwhile, fellow UFC featherweight Jeremy Larsen (8-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC) was supposed to take on Matt Grice at UFC 166, but that bout fell through...

Aug 13, 2013 11:24 am

Cub Swanson Not Sold On Conor McGregor Hype

“I like the kid, I really see a future for him in the UFC because he is talented. But he runs his mouth and you’ve got to be careful when you do that.” “For some reason he decided to take a shot at me. I’m a fan of many fighters but as soon as they...


Jul 16, 2013 9:51 am

Swanson Wants Title Shot Or Top Contender Bout Against Edgar or Lamas

“Well, if they are going to give someone else Aldo then that’s way too long for me to wait. I’m in prime position right now. I’m doing well. There’s no sense in me waiting, but I do want that fight and if I have to fight one more time then I would like the Ricardo...

Jul 2, 2013 7:50 am

Cub Swanson: I’m the biggest threat to Aldo

Cub Swanson (19-5 MMA, 4-1 UFC) is set to square off with Dennis Siver (21-8 MMA, 10-5 UFC) live this Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. A victory over Siver at UFC 162 would make it 5 straight wins for Swanson and would  inch him closer to a possible rematch with current...

Jun 10, 2013 8:54 am

Aldo: Pettis cut in line for title shot; I might as well do the same thing

Former lightweight contender Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (16-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is set to face off with UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo (22-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) at UFC 163 this August in Brazil. This weekend Aldo was asked for his thoughts regarding Pettis dropping down to 145lbs and receiving an immediate title shot, thus pushing aside...

May 3, 2013 9:52 am

UFC 162 Main Card Finalized, Tickets On Sale Next Week

  Get ready for fireworks fight fans. UFC 162 Silva vs Weidman takes place July 6th at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada and the main card is officially locked and ready to go. The event will be host to the UFC’s annual 4th of July Pay-Per View card, and as usual the...

Apr 24, 2013 10:44 am

BJPENN.COM RADIO RETURNS WEDNESDAY WITH TOP FEATHERWEIGHT CUB SWANSON (5:00PM PT)

The crew returns tonight in their normal time-slot for an all new episode of BJPENN.COM RADIO. Hosts George Mathews (@GMathewsMMA) and Pedro Carrasco (@LATLPedro) will be joined by UFC Featherweight fighter, Cub Swanson. Cub is currently preparing for his July showdown against Dennis Siver. The BJPENN.COM RADIO show has finally changed its broadcasting platform, so...

Apr 24, 2013 9:14 am

UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman Tickets On Sale May 8

  Tickets for UFC 162 will go on sale Wednesday May 8.  The July 6 event will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.   UFC 162 will feature a main event fight for the UFC middleweight championship fight between challenger Chris Weidman (9-0) and champion and pound-for-pound great, Anderson...

Apr 16, 2013 9:49 am

Betting Odds: Edgar-Swanson Open Up As Favorites Over Siver-Oliveira

UFC 162 is set to go down from Las Vegas, Nevada on 4th of July weekend. On the fight card are to pivotal featherweight bouts between four top-of-the-food-chain fighters. Former UFC lightweight champion is set to square off with Charles Oliveira and top contenders Cub Swanson and Dennis Siver are also paired up to fight....

Mar 29, 2013 9:40 am

Cub Swanson vs Dennis Siver Added to UFC 162 | UFC NEWS

Two UFC featherweight stand outs will come together, in what should make an exciting stand up battle, when Cub Swanson and Dennis Siver meet at UFC 162. Swanson, on a four fight win streak, and most recently coming off a very impressive victory over Dustin ‘The Diamond’ Poirier, is on the hunt for UFC gold...

Jan 27, 2013 10:17 am

What’s Next for the UFC on Fox 6 Main Card Fighters?

  Last night in Chicago fans at the United Center and at home watching on Fox were treated to four highly entertaining bouts as the UFC presented: UFC on Fox 6: Johnson vs. Dodson. The UFC and Fox seem to have really hit their stride as their past three events have all put out some...

Jan 26, 2013 12:53 pm

UFC on Fox 6: Johnson vs. Dodson- Main Card Predictions

  The UFC returns to the United Center tonight in Chicago, IL with UFC on Fox 6: Johnson vs. Dodson. It was just about a year ago that the promotion put out their first full fledged televised Fox card in the same arena. That card featured three main card bouts all of which went the...

Jan 21, 2013 9:56 am

Exclusive: Cub Swanson: “When I Win This Fight, I’m the Number One Contender”

Four years ago, Cub Swanson stepped into the cage with Jose Aldo at WEC 41 and was knocked out in eight seconds. It was the flying knee heard around the world and it propelled Aldo into a featherweight title bout against then-champion Mike Brown. Fast forward to today and Aldo is still the featherweight champion,...

Jan 12, 2013 1:29 pm

Quick Twitt: Swanson vs. Siver For Number One Contender? | UFC NEWS

After the UFC 156 main event between Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar, there is not one clear new title challenger for the UFC’s featherweight crown. Maybe that’s why someone informed Cub Swanson that his upcoming fight against Dennis Siver is for a number one contender seat: The two fight at UFC on FUEL TV 7...

Dec 13, 2012 5:49 am

Cub Swanson vs Dennis Siver set as co-main event for UFC on FUEL TV 7 in London | UFC News

A featherweight match-up between Dennis Siver (21-8 MMA, 10-5 UFC) and Cub Swanson (18-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is set to serve as the co-main event for February’s UFC on FUEL TV 7 in London, England. Swanson is currently riding an impressive three-fight win streak, this after earning knockout victories over Charles Oliveira, Ross Pearson and George Roop. The...

Oct 21, 2012 5:52 pm

Erik Koch vs. Ricardo Lamas set for UFC 155 in Las Vegas | UFC News

A key featherweight match-up between Erik “New Breed” Koch (13-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and Ricardo Lamas (12-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC) is set to go down at UFC 155 in Las Vegas. Koch was originally slated to face featherweight champion Jose Aldo at UFC 149 in July, but an injury to Aldo put Koch on the...

Sep 26, 2012 7:56 am

What’s Next for the Main Card Fighters of UFC 152

  What’s next for the main card fighters of UFC 152? Saturday night’s card was entertaining and gave fans a little bit of everything. There were three knockouts and three submissions in 12 total bouts. Even a couple of the fights that went to decision were full of intrigue and very suspense. I don’t think...