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Cub Swanson (right) defeated Dennis Siver at UFC 162.
Result: Cub Swanson def. Dennis Siver by TKO, 2:34 of Rd. 3
Early in the contest, Swanson was the smaller, weaker fighter. About midway through the first round, Siver brandished his underrated ground game, driving Swanson to the mat and handling him there. First round Siver.
Later in the contest, Swanson was the faster, better-conditioned fighter. As the anthropomorphic ice box that is Featherweight Siver began to lose its juice, Swanson began to hit the top of his power bar. Toward the end of the second, Swanson capitalized on a huge uppercut by hitting a beautiful throw and landing right in mount to end the round. Second round Swanson.
In the third, Swanson's heavy right uppercut was the beginning of the end. Combinations finished it off (with Herb Dean receiving the Late Stoppage of the Evening Award in the process). Either way, good on Swanson for earning this win, which probably lands the popular veteran at the very apex of the weight class.