Archive: Jeremy Stephens

Jun 27, 2014 1:16 pm

Swanson: ‘I just know I’m rising to the occasion’

UFC featherweight contender Cub Swanson (20-5 MMA, 5-1 UFC) is looking to make a statement when he faces Jeremy Stephens in the main event of “UFC Fight Night 44” this Saturday night in San Antonio. The former WEC title challenger is currently riding a five-fight win streak, which includes octagon wins over George Roop, Ross...


Jun 26, 2014 11:01 am

Swanson: ‘I’m just preparing for two rounds because that’s all I need’

Cub Swanson on his upcoming fight with Jeremy Stephens. “I’ve always said maybe I don’t hit that hard, but I’m pretty accurate, I keep a gnarly pace and it doesn’t matter how I’m getting the W’s.” Swanson on how the fight will end: “It ends with his missing me because of my head movement and me...

Jun 26, 2014 11:00 am

Stephens: ‘I think I can dominate in all areas’

Jeremy Stephens chats with Kenny and Chael about his upcoming fight with Cub Swanson. “I think I can dominate him in all areas. I feel like I’m the better overall MMA fighter and I have the power on the feet. I just have to go out there and prove it.” Stephens on what’s changed moving...

Jun 26, 2014 9:00 am

Cub Swanson: ‘I’ve fought better’

“I think when he does knock people out, he’s right, he hits hard. There is no arguing that. But I’m not that easy to hit. If we want to compare knockouts, whether I TKO people or knock them out, a win is a win and I think I’ve done it to better opponents.” In a...

Jun 26, 2014 5:30 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Cub Swanson vs. Ross Pearson

Watch as Cub Swanson shows off his stand up and resolve, having to fight from his back several times against Ross Pearson. Swanson faces Jeremy Stephens at Fight Night San Antonio.

Jun 25, 2014 7:36 am

Jeremy Stephens: I’ve been told that the winner gets a title shot

UFC featherweight contenders Jeremy Stephens (23-9 MMA, 10-8 UFC) and Cub Swanson (20-5 MMA, 5-1 UFC) will square off in the main event of this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 44 event in San Antonio, Texas. UFC President Dana White has stated that the winner of the Swanson vs. Stephens bout will “probably” receive the next title shot at...

Jun 24, 2014 6:07 pm

Jeremy Stephens Promised Title Shot With Win Over Swanson

UFC featherweight Jeremy ‘Lil Heathen’ Stephens was promised a title shot by UFC Officials should he defeat Cub Swanson this Saturday at UFC Fight Night 44: Swanson vs. Stephens. Prior to this announcement Dana White confirmed with MMAJunkie.com that the winner of the bout will “probably” get a title shot. Lil Heathen spoke to MMAJunkie.com...

Jun 24, 2014 10:21 am

Jeremy Stephens Grateful For Time In Jail

Nearly three years ago UFC Fight Night 44 headliner Jeremy ‘Lil Heathen’ Stephens found himself incarcerated on assault charges for nearly beating a man to death. After spending two weeks behind bars, Jeremy Stephens proved his innocence, and was a changed man from the experience. He spoke with Fox Sports today to discuss how the...

Jun 24, 2014 5:02 am

Swanson Wasn’t Pleased With Stephens Matchup

Cub Swanson joined MMAJunkie radio to talk about his upcoming matchup this Saturday with Jeremy Stephens and how he initially wasn’t thrilled with the matchup because he wanted a fighter ranked higher on the featherweight ladder. “At first, it was a little bit hard just because I feel like I knew right away the fans...

Jun 20, 2014 5:00 am

Stephens: ‘The Punching Power Advantage Belongs To Me’

“I have the striking advantage with the power. He TKO’s people, but when I knock people out they don’t move, they don’t get up. Their corners have to carry them back and ask them what the f–k just happened. He TKO’s guys where they’re still rocked and dazed, but they’re still seeing the lights compared...

Jun 19, 2014 5:01 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Jeremy Stephens K.O.’s Marcus Davis

Jeremy Stephens displays his one-punch knockout power against Marcus Davis at UFC 125. “Lil Heathen” will put his three-fight win streak on the line in the Fight Night San Antonio main event vs. Cub Swanson.

May 30, 2014 6:37 am

Jeremy Stephens Says He’s One Fight Away From Title Shot

  The former UFC lightweight, turned UFC featherweight has been on a hot streak since his division swap. Before moving to the 145 lb weight division, Jeremy Stephens had lost three fights in a row at lightweight. He has now managed to turn things around completely, winning three fights in a row at featherweight. “Lil’...

May 28, 2014 5:30 am

Jeremy Stephens Blog – 1 Month From Main Event

Fan favorite featherweight, Jeremy Stephens is set to headline UFC Fight Night 44 in Texas next month against the always tough, Cub Swanson. Being 1-month out from fight night, the top contender blogs through his Birthday and memorial day weekend. Enjoy!

Apr 7, 2014 8:37 am

Featherweights Rony Jason And Robbie Peralta Set To Square Off On TUF Brazil 3 Finale

  According to Combate.com, another bout has been added to The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) Brazil 3 Finale card, as the exciting TUF Brazil 1 winner Rony Jason will face off with the hard-hitting Robbie Peralta in a featherweight showdown.   Usually, it’s smarter to wait for the UFC to announce added fights to scheduled cards, but Combate.com...

Mar 19, 2014 3:41 pm

Cub Swanson vs. Jeremy Stephens headlines UFC Fight Night in San Antonio

UFC officials announced today that a featherweight bout between Cub Swanson (20-5 MMA, 5-1 UFC) and Jeremy Stephens (23-9 MMA, 10-8 UFC) will headline the recently announced ‘UFC Fight Night’ event in San Antonio. The “UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens” event, which goes down June 28 live from the AT&T Center, will mark the...

Dec 4, 2013 7:55 am

UFC on FOX 10 Main Card Lineup Finalized With Four Bouts

  The main card for January’s UFC on Fox 10 has been made public. The event, which takes place on Jan. 25 in Chicago at the United Center, will be headlined by former lightweight champion Benson Henderson (19-3) against top contender Josh Thomson (20-5). Thomson was slated to fight titleholder Anthony Pettis next week at...

Nov 28, 2013 7:19 am

Ramiro Hernandez vs Hugo Viana at UFC on FOX 10

UFC officials have announced the addition of a bantamweight bout to their January return to FOX with Ramiro Hernandez vs. Hugo Viana. UFC on FOX 10 is set to go down from Chicago’s United Center on January 25. In the main event former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will battle it out with the divisions...

Nov 16, 2013 9:49 am

UFC on Fox 10 tabs Elkins vs. Stephens

Two featherweights were picked as the first official fight for the upcoming UFC on Fox 10. Darren Elkins (16-3) will meet face Jeremy Stephens (22-9) at UFC on FOX 10 in Chicago, FoxSports.com reported on Friday. Stephens is coming of a show-stopping performance in Brazil. He won for the second straight time since dropping down...

Nov 13, 2013 10:20 am

At 2-0, Stephens feels reborn at 145-pounds

Jeremy Stephens feels like a new man at 145-pounds and it shows. Coming off a 40-second dismantling of TUF: Brazil winner Rony Jason at UFC Fight Night 32 in Brazil earlier this month, Stephens says it’s a rebirth of sorts at featherweight. “I took everything I’ve learned at 155, wins and losses, and I’ve moved...

Nov 12, 2013 8:19 am

Rony Jason suspended for unsportsmanlike conduct following Fight Night 32 incident

By Evan Stoumbelis TUF: Brazil winner Rony ‘Jason’ Mariano picked up the first loss of his career last Saturday to Jeremy Stephens. However it was what happened after the fight that put Rony in the media spotlight. After the fight, a devastated Rony smashed a door with his elbow in the locker room which required...