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Cub Swanson Fighter Statistics

Pro MMA Record: 28-12-0

Swanson was born and raised mostly in Palm Springs, California, on November 2, 1983. He had a Swedish father and a Mexican mother. His widely used nickname Cub originates from his early childhood, as his brother could not say Swanson's real name and opted to call him Cub. Swanson has two older brothers Steve and Aaron, and two sisters of which one has Down syndrome. Swanson's father died of melanoma three months after he was born. Because of his mother's heavy grieving and subsequent drug addiction, Swanson and his siblings were then adopted and raised by their father's cousin. The adoptive family was religious so Swanson spent most of his early life in church. Swanson was also homeschooled for most of his young life. Swanson started playing soccer at the age of four, dreaming of a professional career and playing in the World Cup. He and his oldest brother Steve succeeded well in soccer, winning the majority of the AYSO tournaments they attended in their age divisions.

Last Fight: Darren Elkins
Age: 38
Height 5'8"
Weight 145 lbs
Nick Name: "Killer"
Nationality: United States
Association: UFC Gym Costa Mesa
28 Wins
KO / TKO
13
46%
Submission
7
25%
Decisions
11
39%
12 Losses
KO / TKO
2
16%
Submission
7
58%
Decisions
3
25%

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Residence Palm Springs, California, United States
Reach 70 in (178 cm)
Team Jackson Wink MMA (until 2018) The Treigning Lab (2017–2019) UFC GYM Costa Mesa (2017–present)
Trainer Greg Jackson Joel Díaz Rigan Machado
Rank Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Rigan Machado
Years active 2004–present
Spouse Kenda Perez
Children Royal Rae Swanson King Cub Swanson Saint Cub Swanson

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Cub Swanson next fight?
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Cub Swanson last fight?
Cub Swanson won his last fight against Darren Elkins by TKO (Spinning Wheel Kick and Punches) on Dec. 18, 2021 at UFC Fight Night 199 - Lewis vs. Daukaus.
Is Cub Swanson retired?
Cub Swanson last fought Darren Elkins 9 months and 15 days ago, and should be considered active.
Should I bet on Cub Swanson?
Cub Swanson has a 70% win percentage, and has been favored to win in 55% of his fights.
Out of the 27 fights we have recorded, his opening odds average is a -220 favorite, and out of 15 favored matches, he has won 80% of them.
As an underdog he has been in 12 matches, with a win rate of 33% and an odds average of +157.
According to online odds, if you had bet $100 on all 27 of Cub Swanson betting fights, you would have made $75.
Conversely if you had bet $100 on all of his opponents, you would have lost $776.
Where is Cub Swanson from?
Cub Swanson is from Palm Springs, California, United States.
Has Cub Swanson ever been knocked out?
Cub Swanson has lost 2 times by KO/TKO. He was last defeated by TKO (Body Kick and Punches) from Giga Chikadze on May. 01, 2021 at UFC on ESPN 23 - Reyes vs. Prochazka
How long has Cub Swanson been fighting?
Cub Swanson has been fighting for a period of 17 years 3 months and 24 days, his first fight was on Jul. 25, 2004 at TC 4 - Total Combat 4. He has accumalated roughly 6 hours, 36 minutes and 25 seconds of professional combat.

Fight Record

W / L Opponent Event/Date Method Referee Round Time
win Darren Elkins UFC Fight Night 199 - Lewis vs. Daukaus
Dec/18/2021
TKO (Spinning Wheel Kick and Punches) Herb Dean 1 2:12
loss Giga Chikadze UFC on ESPN 23 - Reyes vs. Prochazka
May/01/2021
TKO (Body Kick and Punches) Jason Herzog 1 1:03
win Daniel Pineda UFC 256 - Figueiredo vs. Moreno
Dec/12/2020
KO (Punches) Mark Smith 2 1:52
win Kron Gracie UFC Fight Night 161 - Jedrzejczyk vs. Waterson
Oct/12/2019
Decision (Unanimous) Kevin MacDonald 3 5:00
loss Shane Burgos UFC Fight Night 151 - Iaquinta vs. Cowboy
May/04/2019
Decision (Split) Yves Lavigne 3 5:00
loss Renato Carneiro UFC 227 - Dillashaw vs. Garbrandt 2
Aug/04/2018
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Blake Grice 1 4:15
loss Frankie Edgar UFC Fight Night 128 - Barboza vs. Lee
Apr/21/2018
Decision (Unanimous) Marc Goddard 3 5:00
loss Brian Ortega UFC Fight Night 123 - Swanson vs. Ortega
Dec/09/2017
Submission (Guillotine Choke) Mike Beltran 2 3:22
win Artem Lobov UFC Fight Night 108 - Swanson vs. Lobov
Apr/22/2017
Decision (Unanimous) Herb Dean 5 5:00
win Doo Ho Choi UFC 206 - Holloway vs. Pettis
Dec/10/2016
Decision (Unanimous) Dan Miragliotta 3 5:00
win Tatsuya Kawajiri UFC Fight Night 92 - Rodriguez vs. Caceres
Aug/06/2016
Decision (Unanimous) John McCarthy 3 5:00
win Hacran Dias UFC on Fox 19 - Teixeira vs. Evans
Apr/16/2016
Decision (Unanimous) Herb Dean 3 5:00
loss Max Holloway UFC on Fox 15 - Machida vs. Rockhold
Apr/18/2015
Submission (Guillotine Choke) Gasper Oliver 3 3:58
loss Frankie Edgar UFC Fight Night 57 - Edgar vs. Swanson
Nov/22/2014
Submission (Neck Crank) Dan Miragliotta 5 4:56
win Jeremy Stephens UFC Fight Night 44 - Swanson vs. Stephens
Jun/28/2014
Decision (Unanimous) Herb Dean 5 5:00
win Dennis Siver UFC 162 - Silva vs. Weidman
Jul/06/2013
TKO (Punches) Herb Dean 3 2:24
win Dustin Poirier UFC on Fuel TV 7 - Barao vs. McDonald
Feb/16/2013
Decision (Unanimous) Kevin Mulhall 3 5:00
win Charles Oliveira UFC 152 - Jones vs. Belfort
Sep/22/2012
KO (Punch) Yves Lavigne 1 2:40
win Ross Pearson UFC on FX 4 - Maynard vs. Guida
Jun/22/2012
TKO (Punches) Yves Lavigne 2 4:14
win George Roop UFC on Fox 2 - Evans vs. Davis
Jan/28/2012
TKO (Punches) John McCarthy 2 2:22
loss Ricardo Lamas UFC on Fox 1 - Velasquez vs. Dos Santos
Nov/12/2011
Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) John McCarthy 2 2:16
win Mackens Semerzier WEC 52 - Faber vs. Mizugaki
Nov/11/2010
Decision (Split) Herb Dean 3 5:00
loss Chad Mendes WEC 50 - Cruz vs. Benavidez 2
Aug/18/2010
Decision (Unanimous) Josh Rosenthal 3 5:00
win John Franchi WEC 44 - Brown vs. Aldo
Nov/18/2009
Submission (Guillotine Choke) Herb Dean 3 4:50
loss Jose Aldo WEC 41 - Brown vs. Faber 2
Jun/07/2009
TKO (Flying Knee and Punches) Steve Mazzagatti 1 0:08
win Hiroyuki Takaya WEC 37 - Torres vs. Tapia
Dec/03/2008
Decision (Unanimous) Steve Mazzagatti 3 5:00
win Donny Walker IFBL - Fight Night 11
Feb/23/2008
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 3 1:24
loss Jens Pulver WEC 31 - Faber vs. Curran
Dec/12/2007
Submission (Guillotine Choke) Steve Mazzagatti 1 0:35
win Micah Miller WEC 28 - WrekCage
Jun/03/2007
Decision (Unanimous) Jon Schorle 3 5:00
win Tommy Lee WEC 26 - Las Vegas
Mar/24/2007
Submission (Guillotine Choke) Steve Mazzagatti 1 3:17
win Chuck Kim BIB - Beatdown in Bakersfield
Nov/17/2006
KO (Punch) 1 4:51
win Charlie Valencia KOTC - BOOYAA
Oct/13/2006
TKO (Punches) 1 4:52
win Richard Montano KOTC - Rapid Fire
Aug/04/2006
Decision (Unanimous) 2 5:00
win Shannon Gugerty TC 13 - Anarchy
Mar/11/2006
TKO (Punches) Nelson Hamilton 2 3:40
win Fernando Arreola KOTC 63 - Final Conflict
Dec/02/2005
TKO (Submission to Punches) 1 3:21
win Mike Corey KOTC 61 - Flash Point
Sep/23/2005
TKO (Cut) 2 2:52
win Armando Sanchez KOTC 58 - Prime Time
Aug/05/2005
TKO (Submission to Punches) 1 1:59
win Martin Bautista TC 7 - Total Combat 7
Jan/29/2005
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 2 1:04
win Joe Morales TC 6 - Total Combat 6
Oct/24/2004
TKO (Submission to Punches) 1 2:28
loss Shannon Gugerty TC 4 - Total Combat 4
Jul/25/2004
Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Herb Dean 1 0:30