Jeremy Stephens Replaces Injured John Cholish, Faces Yves Edwards at UFC on Fox 5
Hard-hitting lightweight Jeremy
will replace an injured John
against Yves Edwards
UFC on Fox 5
Promotion officials announced the news Friday. Cholish sustained a
groin injury will prevent him from competing against Edwards at the
Dec. 8 event, which takes place at Seattle’s KeyArena. The
evening’s main draw airs live on Fox’s flagship network and is
topped by a lightweight title tilt between reigning champion
Henderson and challenger Nate Diaz.
Stephens and Edwards were initially booked against each other last
month at UFC on FX 5 in Minneapolis. However, that pairing was
scrapped just hours before the event when Stephens was arrested on
an out of state warrant.
Known for his power punching, Stephens, 26, rides two consecutive
victories heading into his short-notice appearance. “Lil’ Heathen”
kicked off last year with victories over Marcus Davis
Downes but closed out 2011 with a split-decision defeat to
former WEC champion Anthony
Pettis. Most recently, Stephens was outpointed by another WEC
vet in Donald
Cerrone on May 15 at UFC on Fuel TV 3.
Edwards, 36, has lost two of his last three after posting
back-to-back victories in his return to the Octagon. The “Thugjitsu
Master” will make his first appearance of 2012 against Stephens,
competing for the first time since he was outpointed by “Ultimate
Fighter” Season 13 winner Tony
Ferguson last December at the “TUF 14” finale.
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In between rounds, Swanson could be heard telling his cornerman, Greg Jackson, that he believed there were two rounds left in the contest.
Instead, he went out and continued doing his best to jump in, land a shot, and jump back out without feeling Stephens' considerable power. He was having more success here, drawing blood.
He went back to his big weapon, the liver kick, and once again landed clean. It affected Stephens again, though not as much as the first time, and he backed away coveri more
Stephens opened with a leg kick that missed and spun him around. Swanson responded with an overhand but pulled back on it. A front kick landed for Jeremy and both guys were looking light on their feet early, though "Lil Heathen" was more comfortable standing in and trading punches.
Cub, for his part, was bouncing all around.
They started exchanging big punches before long. Swanson broke out a cartwheel kick that missed but had color commentator Brian Stann feeling fine.
Stephens was the first to more
Stephens was rocking the big right hand once again, and it was finding a nice home on Swanson's chin. Cub circled away but he wasn't doing much else to avoid taking those powerful shots.
Swanson switched stances and looked to find his way inside. Stephens responded by making it a brawl and spamming that big right hand he was having so much success with.
In response, Swanson thought about a takedown but decided against it.
Finally, Cub landed a right hand after moving inside. He followed up with more
Did Cub Swanson or Jeremy Stephens win last night (Sat., June 28, 2014) in UFC Fight Night 44's main event from AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas? MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE stream round-by-round full-fight blog coverage of the five-round Featherweight showdown on FOX Sports 1 that pits top-ranked 145-pound contender, Swanson, against the heavy-hitting and always game, "Lil' Heathen." Be sure to check back often (full main event results are below) for latest updates to find out who will make more
Once upon a time, Cub Swanson was knocked out by Jose Aldo in just eight seconds.
It's been a long road back to redemption from that loss, but Swanson took a huge step in that direction on Saturday night. Swanson outlasted a game Jeremy Stephens on Saturday night, earning a unanimous decision in the main event of UFC Fight Night 44. The judges scores were 49-46, 49-46, and 48-47.
The victory was Swanson's sixth in a row. He's expected to get a shot at the winner of Aldo's UFC featherweight title more
Swanson was backing out to avoid the hard punches early on. Stephens was firing away, hoping to land that big punch he was promising in the lead-up to this fight.
A missed uppercut was followed by an inside leg kick.
Finally, Swanson landed a body kick that hurt Stephens badly. We know this because he was actively backing away and trying to buy himself time to recover. Swanson rushed him and fired away with punch after punch. When he landed hard enough, Stephens decided to change levels and snag more
SAN ANTONIO – In an entertaining slugfest mostly contested on the feet, Cub Swanson may have punched his ticket to a featherweight title shot with a win over Jeremy Stephens.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC more
Swanson was feinting to start the round, hoping to freeze Stephens, who appeared to be recovered from the liver kick that hurt him so badly in round three.
In fact, he was jumping in with lame punches that Swanson was easily jumping back to avoid.
Cub went back to firing off leg kicks while the commentary team wondered if Stephens had suffered a broken right hand. In fairness, he appeared to be sticking with punches with his left hand and shooting in for takedowns.
Swanson forced a stalemate and more
Cub Swanson posts sixth straight win with unanimous decision over Jeremy Stephens in UFC Fight Night headliner in San Antonio. more