Swanson (13-3) is coming off of a loss to No. 1 contender Jose Aldo in a brutal eight second knockout. Prior to the defeat, Swanson had won 13 of his 14 fights, with his only defeat coming at the hands of Jens Pulver.
Franchi (5-1) suffered his first career defeat at the hands of Manny Gamburyan by unanimous decision at WEC 41.
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