UFC on Fox Predictions: Cub Swanson vs. Ricardo Lamas

Sean SmithAnalyst INovember 12, 2011

It has been one year since his last WEC contest, but Cub Swanson will finally be making his UFC debut at UFC on Fox 1. In his first fight with the world's premier MMA organization, Swanson will meet a fellow WEC veteran in Ricardo Lamas.

In June, Lamas picked up an impressive knockout victory in his UFC debut against Matt Grice. A winner of four of his last five fights, Lamas is riding a lot more momentum than the injury-plagued Swanson.

In terms of talent, these fighters are fairly evenly matched, so Swanson's time away from the cage could prove an important factor in determining the winner of this fight. When a fighter is inactive for such a long period of time, they usually get off to a slow start in their return fight.

Look for Lamas to take advantage of an initially hesitant Swanson. While Swanson may have the better camp behind him at Greg Jackson's gym, Lamas could come into this fight in much better shape, which will make the difference in a close decision.

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