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UFC Vegas 25 Highlights: Giga Chikadze Folds Cub Swanson

Giga Chikadze vs. Cub Swanson didn’t last long.  The two fighters met in a bout on Saturday night (May 1, 2021) at the UFC Vegas 25 event from Las Vegas, Nevada at the UFC Apex facility. Chikadze landed a kick to the liver of Swanson and folded Cub then swarmed him...

Giga Chikadze Hopes To Become Featherweight Champ By Year’s End

Giga Chikadze believes a solid win over UFC perennial contender Cub Swanson will eventually open doors to title opportunities. Taking place inside the UFC apex in Las Vegas, Giga Chikadze hopes to build off his last performance and generate another impressive win. Prior to the pairing with UFC mainstay...

Giga Chikadze vs. Cub Swanson Slated For May 1 Fight Night Card

UFC veteran Cub Swanson will face rising star Giga Chikadze on May 1 in what should serve as an entertaining scrap for MMA fans of all levels. As reported by adjasport Monday and since confirmed by multiple outlets, Cub Swanson and Giga Chikadze will be making their 2021 debuts to...

Cub Swanson Returns on May 1 to Face Gavin Tucker

Cub Swanson has his return date and matchup, as the UFC veteran will be taking on Gavin Tucker on May 1. According to a report from MMA DNA, a featherweight bout between Cub Swanson and Gavin Tucker will be taking place on May 1. There is currently no headliner announced...

Cub Swanson Interested In Legend Fights Against Anthony Pettis, Urijah Faber, and Jose Aldo

Cub Swanson is looking to fight some legends now that he is no longer ranked. Swanson has been ranked at featherweight for years but due to inactivity, he was removed from the rankings. Although many would be mad they were removed, the 37-year-old actually says it is freeing as he...

Cub Swanson To Return After Year-Long Layoff Against Daniel Pineda At UFC 256

Cub Swanson is set to return the Octagon on Dec. 12 at UFC 256 against Daniel Pineda. Both Swanson and Pineda confirmed and broke the fight announcement on their social media channels. Cub Swanson is coming off a torn ACL and meniscus when taking part in the Quintet Ultra grappling...

Cub Swanson Weighs In On UFC Fighter Pay: ‘There’s A Lot Of Room For Growth’

Fan favorite Cub Swanson wants to see growth when it comes to fighter pay under the UFC banner. The salaries of MMA fighters have become a hot topic. While some have called out the UFC over its pay structure, more fighters seem to be calling for change now. That includes...

Cub Swanson Broke Hand In UFC Tampa Win Over Kron Gracie

Cub Swanson was on a four-fight skid before returning to the winner's circle at the UFC event in Tampa, FL last weekend against Kron Gracie. On paper, it seemed like a mismatch putting together a fighter that was 25-11 before the fight against Gracie who was undefeated at 5-0...

Cub Swanson Offers Advice To Kron Gracie Following UFC Tampa

Cub Swanson is advising Kron Gracie to humble himself. This past Saturday night (Oct. 12), Swanson and Gracie did battle in the co-main event of UFC Tampa. The bout was praised for its action and while Gracie hung in tough, he was defeated via unanimous decision. It's the first loss...

UFC Tampa Highlights: Cub Swanson Decisions Kron Gracie in Wild Brawl

Cub Swanson vs. Kron Gracie was a slugfest at UFC Tampa. The two fighters met in a featherweight bout at the UFC Tampa event on Saturday night from the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on ESPN’s streaming service, ESPN+. Gracie started to turn things up and was popping Swanson with some...

Cub Swanson vs. Kron Gracie Reported for October 12

Cub Swanson is set to make his Octagon return on October 12 when he takes on undefeated Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace Kron Gracie as originally reported by ESPN Tuesday evening. Cub Swanson (25-11) is currently on the biggest losing streak of his 15-year MMA career. Swanson has loss to Brian Ortega,...

UFC Ottawa’s Shane Burgos On Fighting Cub Swanson: ‘It’s Pretty Surreal’

Shane Burgos has respect for Cub Swanson, but he knows what must be done if he wants to climb the 145-pound ladder. Tonight (May 4), Burgos will meet Swanson in a featherweight clash. The bout will be featured on the main card of UFC Ottawa. It's a big opportunity for...

Cub Swanson Comments On T.J. Dillashaw’s Suspension

Cub Swanson has offered a response to T.J. Dillashaw's suspension. Dillashaw relinquished the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight title when he was suspended by the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC). The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) later handed Dillashaw a two-year suspension due to EPO use. The former 135-pound kingpin...

Cub Swanson vs. Shane Burgos Set for UFC Ottawa

UFC Ottawa just picked up a major featherweight bout against former title challenger Cub Swanson and rising 28-year-old prospect Shane Burgos, as originally reported by The Toronto Sun on Wednesday. This May 4 event will mark the 2019 debut for both fighters in what should prove to be an...

Cub Swanson Denies Report Of Jose Aldo Rematch At UFC 233

It looks like Cub Swanson will not be fighting Jose Aldo on the UFC 233 card. Swanson vs. Aldo II was reported by Combate yesterday (Dec. 2). The report claimed that the match-up was set for UFC 233, which will take place inside the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on...