What a finish!
Mike Swick was successful in his first UFC fight in over two years, knocking out DaMarques Johnson in the second round.
The first round was competitive, with Swick rocking multiple times standing and Johnson dominating the ground game, almost earning a submission. However, Swick took over in the second, tripping Johnson and following it up with an immediate right hand that knocked Johnson unconscious.
What we'll remember about the fight
Not just the finish, but all of it!
This was an extremely entertaining match from start to finish. It was a war on the feet; both fighters were active on the ground, and they left it all in the cage.
We'll remember the KO, sure, but we'll also remember the reckless abandon each man showed in the cage.
What we learned about Mike Swick
It was a bit of a rocky performance, but he pulled through and got himself back in the win column. Now that he's been back in the cage and shook off some of his ring rust, we should see Swick return to form within his next couple fights.
Good to have him back.
What we learned about DaMarques Johnson
At 30 years old and with a spotty record, Johnson will likely never be more than a gatekeeper for the lower levels of the UFC's welterweight division.
He's a fun kid to watch, and that should keep him around awhile, but it doesn't look like he has what it takes to compete with the best.
What's next for Mike Swick
I don't know if Swick is ready for this jump up in competition yet, but I would love to see him go to war with Diego Sanchez.
What's next for DaMarques Johnson
The loser of Dan Hardy vs. Amir Sadollah would be good.