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Cub Swanson vs. Korean Zombie Head-to-Toe Breakdown

Anthony FuscoCorrespondent IIIOctober 31, 2012

Cub Swanson vs. Korean Zombie Head-to-Toe Breakdown

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    A matchup of these two top featherweights is becoming a very interesting commodity. It is bound to happen sooner or later to help determine who the next top contender will be for the featherweight belt.

    Both Chan Sung Jung and Cub Swanson have been on fire lately, and this only makes their potential fight even more exciting.

    Both of these men are near the top of the division and are eager to prove they have what it takes to move into title contention.

    Here is how a fight between these two would break down.

Striking

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    Both men are powerful strikers who throw with bad intentions.

    Lately though, Cub Swanson has been on the war path with his striking, as he has finished George Roop, Ross Pearson and Charles Oliveria by knockout. The latter two earned Swanson knockout of the night honours.

    Swanson's stand-up has looked the best it's ever been. It's fast, accurate and deadly. If he's on his game he is a bona fide threat to anyone in the featherweight division.

    Edge: Swanson

Grappling

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    Both of these men are comfortable on the ground as well as standing.

    Jung always stays busy on the mat by looking for transitions and better positions that could lead him to a fight-ending submission.

    Swanson is no slouch on the ground either, as he holds a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and has won numerous grappling tournaments in the past.

    This is a toss-up.

    Edge: Push

Submissions

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    Chan Sung Jung's submissions are deadly. Out of his 13 wins, eight are by way of submission.

    Jung has two submission wins in the UFC, and both are ultra-impressive. His debut was a rare Twister submission on Leonard Garcia.

    The second was a Brabo choke in an epic four-round war with Dustin Poirier.

    The Korean Zombie has some of the most devastating submissions in the UFC and is a constant threat on the ground.

    Edge: Korean Zombie

Intangibles

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    Both of these fighters have been on a tear since they entered the UFC.

    Swanson has rebounded from a loss to score three beautiful knockout wins. Jung has been equally impressive, with two slick submissions and a seven-second KO win to his credit.

    Both of these fighters are riding high on a ton of momentum, and are eager to prove themselves worthy of a title shot in the near future.

Prediction

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    Both of these fighters want the shot at the title.

    It will come down to who utilizes the better game plan. I think Jung will use his iron chin to take Swanson's best shots. He will then proceed to take the fight to the mat.

    Although Cub will defend well at first, Jung will be relentless in his transitions and ground and pound and will eventually lock in a fight-ending submission.

    Prediction: Jung defeats Swanson via submission in the second round.

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