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Swanson defeats Stephens in the main event of UFC Fight Night

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Cub Swanson’s team felt like he was down in the scorecards after the first round. But things can change.

Swanson turned things up on Jeremy Stephens for the final four rounds to win the main event of the UFC Fight Night on Fox Sports 1. This is Swanson’s sixth straight win.

UFC fighter Cub Swanson punches Jeremy Stephens in their featherweight bout
Cub Swanson punches Jeremy Stephens in their featherweight bout (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The judges scored the bout 49-46, 49-46, and 48-47, all in favor of Swanson.

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“It’s amazing man,” Swanson mentioned. “I wanted to put on a show for all the fans. It’s now six in a row.”

The 30-year-old is the 4th ranked in the UFC Featherweight rankings. He is also fourth in the Sherdog rankings, as well.

Swanson has not lost since November 12th, 2011 when he lost to Ricardo Lamas. Referee John McCarthy called the match 2:26 in the second round after an arm-triangle choke.

The winner, Swanson, will likely face the winner of Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes on August 2nd, 2014, in Los Angeles at the Staples Center. Asked if he would beg the UFC for the winner, he said, “I don’t beg.”

Aldo comes into August bout with a 24-1 record, while Mendes comes into the fight with a 16-1 record. Aldo hasn’t lost since Luciano Azevedo by rear-naked choke on November 26th, 2005.

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Aldo gave Mendes on January 14th, 2012, at UFC 142.

Stephens, who was bleeding from his nose late in the match, suffered a left-hand injury. He will undergo further tests on his left hand.

He said that the hand went numb in the second round. Yet, he was able to continue through to the end of the match.

“The UFC has great doctors,” Stephens acknowledged. “If they felt like I couldn’t go, they would have stopped the match.”

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
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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