UFC on Fuel 7: Dustin Poirier Replaces Injured Dennis Siver; Faces Cub Swanson
The injury bug refuses to slow down. It's most recent victim was an important battle for contendership within the featherweight division.
This fight was a hotly-anticipated battle of strikers, as both Siver and Swanson prefer to turn their bouts into slugfests.
After a loss to Donald Cerrone shut down the momentum of four consecutive wins, Siver dropped down to featherweight, where he currently holds a flawless 2-0 record.
Although Swanson struggled to maintain any momentum while fighting for the WEC, he now holds a three-fight winning streak inside the Octagon. Each victory in his trio of success came against a notable, as he outstruck George Roop, Ross Pearson and Charles Oliveira.
Poirier is fresh off of a submission victory over Jonathan Brookins in December, which improves his UFC record to 5-1. The sole blemish came in a Fight of the Year winner against Chan Sung Jung last May.
This fight will likely avoid the scorecards, as Swanson and Poirier have only gone to decision a combined five times in 38 professional fights.
UFC on Fuel 7 comes to you live from Wembley Arena in London, England on Saturday, February 16. The event is currently headlined by a UFC interim bantamweight title fight between Renan Barao and Michael McDonald.
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