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Swanson meets the O’Brien Trophy before his UFC bout in San Antonio

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The UFC will make a stop in San Antonio tonight. The action will begin with the UFC Fight Night Prelims on Fox Sports 1 at 8 pm. Two hours later, UFC Fight Night will begin.

The main event will feature Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens in a featherweight match. The winner will receive a championship fight against the winner of Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes in August.

UFC Fighter Cub Swanson steps on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in
UFC Fighter Cub Swanson steps on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

While in San Antonio, Swanson was able to meet the Larry O’Brien Trophy. It is not clear if Swanson is holding the most recent trophy or another trophy in the Spurs trophy case.

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The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Miami Heat, 4-1, in the NBA Finals. The Spurs used team offense and defense to dismantle the older Heat and LeBron James.

The Spurs are five-time NBA champions. Besides their most recent championship, the franchise also won the championship in 1999, 2003, 2005, and 2007.

It has been a year since Swanson has been in the Octagon. He defeated Dennis Siver at UFC 162 by TKO (Punches) in the third round.

He is currently on a five-fight win streak. He also defeated Dustin Poirier, Charles Oliveira, Ross Pearson, and George Roop.

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All but one of those wins have come via a knockout. He defeated Poirier by a unanimous decision at UFC on Fuel TV 7.

One has to go all the way back to November 12th, 2011 to find Swanson’s last loss. He was defeated by Ricardo Lamas in an arm-triangle choke submission at UFC on Fox 1.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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