Featherweights Dennis Siver, Cub Swanson Meet in UFC on Fuel TV 7 Co-Headliner



Dennis Siver and Cub Swanson will square off in a featherweight co-main event at UFC on Fuel TV 7, promotion officials announced Wednesday.

The event takes place Feb. 16 at Wembley Arena in London and will see Renan “Barao” Pegado defend his UFC interim bantamweight title against rising talent Michael McDonald. The evening’s main draw airs live on Fuel TV and will also showcase a potentially explosive light heavyweight confrontation pitting Cyrille Diabate against Jimi Manuwa.

Siver, 33, recently put forth a superior performance at UFC on Fox 5 this past Saturday, dismantling veteran Nam Phan en route to a unanimous decision victory on the undercard. The victory marks the Russian-born German’s sixth victory in seven fights, as he kicked off 2012 with a hard-fought triumph over the highly regarded Diego Nunes at UFC on Fuel TV 2.

Swanson also rides a hot streak heading into the pivotal featherweight clash, as the Jackson’s MMA rep has not lost since suffering a submission defeat to Ricardo Lamas 13 months ago in his Octagon debut. Three consecutive victories would follow for Swanson, who knocked out George Roop and Ross Pearson earlier this year before doing the same to Charles Oliveira on Sept. 22 at UFC 152.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 28 days ago
  • 43 views

It has been said that Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight phenom Conor McGregor can shut down an entire country. Looks like he can shut down the betting window, too. Mixed martial arts read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 18 views

It looks like oddsmakers aren't buying into the idea that Dennis Siver is an especially difficult matchup for Conor McGregor. While he's drifting as low as -600 (to Siver's +400) over on SportsIntera read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 0 views

Bellator 132 will feature a featherweight co-main event between Georgi Karakhanyan and Bubba Jenkins. read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 27 views

As if Conor McGregor's upcoming Jan. 18 fight against Dennis Siver didn't already have high enough stakes, it appears the silver screen has now come calling the popular Irishman as well. MMAFighting. read news >>

  • 23 days ago
  • 0 views

A featherweight pairing between Akira Corassani and Sam Sicilia has been added to UFC on Fox 14. read news >>

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 views

Chris Beal will meet Neil Seery at UFC on Fox 14 in Stockholm on Jan. 24. While no weight class was announced, the fight will likely mark Beal’s flyweight debut. read news >>

  • 21 days ago
  • 22 views

Watch the video highlights from the UFC 181 co-main event between Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez for the UFC lightweight title. read news >>

  • 20 days ago
  • 22 views

Anthony Pettis out-coached Gilbert Melendez on The Ultimate Fighter 20, and now he's beaten the former Strikeforce champion inside the Octagon. While Pettis' striking gets most of the attention, he's read news >>

  • 19 days ago
  • 16 views

UFC lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov discusses the UFC 181 co-main event and his opinion on lightweight champion Anthony Pettis. read news >>