1. Cub Swanson Shouldn't Have to Fight Frankie Edgar...But It Makes Sense

    So, you're on a six-fight winning streak in one of the toughest divisions the UFC has to offer. You've defeated the division's fifth-, 10th-, 11th- and 14th-ranked fighters in the process...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 1 month ago 4,019 reads 32 comments

  2. 3 Fights for Dennis Bermudez to Take Next

    If there was any confusion over where Dennis Bermudez ranks in the featherweight division, the surging contender validated his status as a top-10 featherweight...

    Kyle Symes Written by Kyle Symes about 1 month ago 6,090 reads 13 comments

  3. Cub Swanson Snubs Frankie Edgar: 'I Was Told My Fight Would Be for a Belt'

    Cub Swanson would love to fight Frankie Edgar if he had a UFC title around his waist. After retiring MMA legend BJ Penn at the The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale, Edgar is reportedly interested in fighting Swanson in a No...

    Jordy McElroy Written by Jordy McElroy about 2 months ago 8,463 reads 80 comments

  4. Cub Swanson or Frankie Edgar Could Receive Interim Title Shot If Aldo Can't Go

    The UFC 176 main event between featherweight champion Jose Aldo and challenger Chad Mendes is expected to be rescheduled for mid-October, as per Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports ...

    Hunter Homistek Written by Hunter Homistek about 3 months ago 15,394 reads 119 comments

  5. Cub Swanson Proves Worthy of UFC Featherweight Title Shot, but Will It Come?

    For Cub Swanson , perhaps the sixth time will be the charm. Swanson ran his impressive Octagon win streak to an even half-dozen on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 44, outdueling the ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 3 months ago 9,219 reads 40 comments

  6. UFC Fight Night 44: 3 Fights for Cub Swanson to Take Next

    On paper, Cub Swanson 's technical brilliance was supposed to carry him to victory over the tavern parking lot champion, Jeremy Stephens...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 3 months ago 5,166 reads 44 comments

  7. UFC Fight Night 44: What We Learned from Swanson vs. Stephens

    With the fight seemingly up for grabs heading into the last round, fourth-ranked featherweight Cub Swanson turned it on to outlast the 11th-ranked Jeremy Stephens in the main event of UFC Fight Night 44 on Saturday...

    Dustin Filloy Written by Dustin Filloy about 3 months ago 5,471 reads 5 comments

  8. Cub Swanson vs. Jeremy Stephens: Keys to Victory for Each Fighter

    This Saturday will feature a dynamic showdown between featherweight standouts Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 3 months ago 2,717 reads 6 comments

  9. UFC Fight Night 44 Weigh-in Results and Updates

    UFC Fight Night 44 hits San Antonio on Saturday with a quality fight card airing on Fox Sports 1. No. 4-ranked contender Cub Swanson meets No. 11-ranked Jeremy Stephens in the evening's main event...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 3 months ago 5,827 reads 6 comments

  10. Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens Both Hope to Bury Past, Build a Better Future

    Jeremy Stephens and Cub Swanson want to believe their stories are still being written. They both likely shudder to think they would be defined by moments past...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 3 months ago 4,606 reads 9 comments

  11. UFC Fight Night 44: Swanson vs. Stephens Fight Card, TV Info, Predictions, More

    Whenever Cub Swanson fights, there's a chance for an explosive finish. He won't have to hunt down his opponent Saturday night, as Jeremy "Lil' Heathen" Stephens is never one to back down from a brawl...

    Brian Mazique Written by Brian Mazique about 3 months ago 1,035 reads 1 comments

  12. Fight Night 44: The Rise to Meet Potential Shaped Cub Swanson into a Contender

    There is a reason Cub Swanson is smiling these days. While all fighters travel a path of resistance in order to reach elite-level status in MMA , the severity of the adversity faced along the way differs from athlete to athlete...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 3 months ago 6,515 reads 21 comments

  13. Cub Swanson vs. Jeremy Stephens Announced for June 28 UFC Fight Night Main Event

    Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens will fight in the main event at the June 28 UFC Fight Night event in San Antonio, Texas...

    Hunter Homistek Written by Hunter Homistek about 6 months ago 5,980 reads 59 comments

  14. Chad Mendes vs. Cub Swanson Is the Right Decision for Featherweight Title Bout

    Jose Aldo successfully defended his UFC featherweight championship against Ricardo Lamas at UFC 169, and talk at the post-fight press conference immediately shifted to a potential lightweight title fight against Anthony Pettis...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 7 months ago 6,398 reads 37 comments

  15. Cub Swanson Wants Jose Aldo to Move Up and Challenge Himself at Lightweight

    Anthony Pettis and Jose Aldo were scheduled to fight at featherweight last year, but an injury to Pettis forced the bout to be cancelled...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 8 months ago 7,698 reads 45 comments

  16. Dana White: Chad Mendes vs. Cub Swanson Title Fight Makes Sense If Aldo Moves Up

    So much has surrounded UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and his future plans in the promotion. Will he stay at featherweight and fend off the division's core group of contenders? ...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 8 months ago 10,553 reads 32 comments

  17. UFC Fantasy Matchmaker February 2014 Edition

    There is an art to matchmaking in combat sports. While some fights come together with natural ease, most bouts are formed through a hectic process of evaluation...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 8 months ago 8,921 reads 35 comments

  18. UFC 169 Results: 3 Fights for Jose Aldo to Take Next

    Jose Aldo successfully defended his UFC Featherweight Championship at UFC 169 in dominating fashion. Counting his WEC defenses, the win moved his defense total to eight...

    Nathan McCarter Written by Nathan McCarter about 8 months ago 945 reads 0 comments

  19. UFC 168 Results: Dustin Poirier Wants Cub Swanson Rematch

    Back in February at UFC on Fuel TV 7, Dustin Poirier and Cub Swanson put on an absolutely tantalizing battle of back-and-forth striking, grappling and Octagon persistence...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 9 months ago 1,371 reads 3 comments

  20. Cub Swanson Excited About the Road Ahead, Looking to Return in Early 2014

    The past two years have been crazy for Cub Swanson . Where the 30-year-old was once seemingly fixed on the roller-coaster ride of unfulfilled potential, those days have long since been in the rearview mirror...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 10 months ago 7,489 reads 18 comments