- 4 years ago
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WEC featherweight Chad Mendes has been considered one
of the top featherweight prospects in MMA for the past few years, but
the Team Alpha Male fighter insists the pressure of living up to those
expectations has never weighed heavy on him.
Well, until his WEC debut.
But after racking up victories over Erik Koch and Anthony Morrison under
the WEC banner, Mendes now preps for a WEC 51 bout with an always-tough
Cub Swanson next week in Las Vegas. And while the expectations are still
the read news >>
With this Saturday's fight between Cub Swanson and Frankie Edgar having conditional title implications in the featherweight division, the rest of the weight class is left battling for position. Former No. 1 contender Chad Mendes, who lost his rematch with featherweight champion Jose Aldo at UFC 179 in October, has zeroed in on the guy he's like to see next -- and that's the other former No. 1 contender, Ricardo Lamas. According to UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani, who spoke to Mendes' manager Mike Ro read news >>
- 4 years ago
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Cub Swanson is ready for a run of good luck.
The WEC featherweight twice has fallen short in No. 1 contender bouts and dealt with a number of injuries as he carved out a spot in the UFC's sister promotion.
But after recently returning to the winner's column, Swanson is gunning for a third contender opportunity when he meets Chad Mendes tonight on WEC 50's Versus-televised main card.
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- 4 years ago
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World Extreme Cagefighting featherweight contenders Cub Swanson and Chad Mendes will face off at WEC 50 “Cruz vs. Benavidez 2” on Aug. 18 at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The bout and two others were made official on Tuesday by the promotion. WEC 50 will air live on the Versus network. read news >>
- 5 months ago
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- 8 months ago
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With last night's (Sat., June 28, 2014) victory over Jeremy Stephens in the main event of UFC Fight Night 44 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, Cub Swanson is now undefeated in his last six fights inside the Octagon. Sprinkled in there are three bonus awards and a whole hell of a lot of combat entertainment. So why is it he's still struggling to get into the title discussion? It could be -- and most likely is -- that Jose Aldo is still the king of the featherweight division. That's the sa read news >>
If and when Jose Aldo makes the move to lightweight, who gets the shot at his vacated belt? UFC president Dana White has an idea about that. read news >>
UFC President Dana White made it very clear he wasn’t making a fight announcement, but he did offer a strong opinion on what could come next at 145 pounds if Jose Aldo does indeed vacate his title and move up to the lightweight division.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC (...) read news >>
- 7 years ago
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In the aftermath of a disappointing 35-second submission loss to Jens “Little Evil” Pulver (22-8-1) at December’s WEC 31 event, lightweight Cub Swanson (11-2-0) still finds it difficult to cope with the results of that night. read news >>
BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Max Holloway didn’t even get a chance to leave the octagon at Saturday night’s UFC Fight Night 60 event before he found out he’d be fighting Cub Swanson nine weeks later. But that’s just fine for the 23-year-old Hawaiian.Filed (...) read news >>
Former UFC featherweight title challengers Chad Mendes and Ricardo Lamas will lock horns in the main event of UFC Fight Night 63 on April 4 at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia. Per a report by UFC.com, four other bouts were added to the card, including a co-main event fight between ninth-ranked UFC lightweight Bobby Green and 13th-ranked Jorge Masvidal. Boom baby! Can't wait to get back in that cage April 4!! Time to do work! — chad mendes (@chadmendes) January 19, 2015 April 4th I'll be read news >>
Top-ranked featherweights Chad Mendes and Ricardo Lamas are slated to tangle on April 4 in the main event of UFC Fight Night 63. The UFC announced the bout during Sunday's UFC Boston broadcast. For Mendes (16-2), the bout serves as the first step towards another title run. The Team Alpha Male product dropped a thrilling instant classic to featherweight champion Jose Aldo in the pair's Oct. 2014 rematch, which garnered third-place honors on MMAFighting.com's 'Fight of Year' list. Mendes dragged A read news >>
Two of the UFC’s top featherweights will step in the Octagon to headline a special afternoon edition of UFC Fight Night, as Chad Mendes faces Ricardo Lamas. read news >>
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is eliminating one top contender from the 145-pound title hunt, as Chad Mendes and Ricardo Lamas will hook 'em up in the main event of UFC Fight Night 63, according to MMA Junkie, recently made official for April 4, 2015, inside the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia. The event is expected to air on FOX Sports 1, with "Prelims" on UFC Fight Pass. Mendes (16-2) is coming off a razor-thin decision loss to featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo at the UFC 179 pay-per- read news >>