For the second time in less than a month, the UFC is holding dual events on the same day.
First up was UFC Fight Night: Te Huna vs Marquardt where Nate Marquardt submitted James Te Huna by armbar, and in the co-main event heavyweight Jar-ed Rosholt defeated Soa Palelei by unanimous decision.
And tonight, live from San Antonio, Texas on Fox Sports 1, featherweight con-tender Cub Swanson will face Jeremy Stephens, with the winner next in line for a shot at the belt against the winner of champion Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes.
Swanson has been on a tear, winning five straight, knocking out four out of those five opponents. Stephens has won three straight and a win over Swanson would get him right back to the top.
Swanson has been training with Top Rank boxer Timothy Bradley’s trainer Joel Diaz, who told TVMix, “Cub Swanson could always box. When he’s with me in my gym, he goes with all the pro-boxers there and he’s really good. He’s probably one of the best boxers in MMA.” Swanson by TKO
The co-main event features TUF 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum against Nicholas Musoke. Gastelum missed weight and must forfeit 20 percent of his purse to Musoke, but he’s still undefeated and look for him to stay that way. Gastelum by decision
Joe Ellenberger, who was suppose to make his debut in March, will finally get in the Octagon against fellow newcomer James Moontasri.
Moontasri is coming off a quick knockout in the first round in the RFA promotion, so someone will get their first win and loss in the UFC. Moontasri by TKO
Cezar Ferreira dec Andrew Craig
Ricardo Lamas KO Hacran Dias
Clint Hester KO Antonio Braga Neto
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