WEC and UFC legend Cub Swanson is still at it at nearly 39 years of age, as he anticipates a bantamweight debut this fall opposing Jonathan Martinez.
This bout is to go down on October 15, 2022, at UFC Fight Night 212, live from a to-be-determined venue.
This is a very interesting matchup, and a very interesting change to happen this late in Swanson’s career.
Jonathan Martinez has been on a tear lately, winning his last three-straight, and he’s gone 7-2 over his last nine outings en route to a 16-4 record.
One of those defeats came via a very controversial split decision against Andre Ewell as well.
Martinez should probably be 8-1 over his last nine rather than 7-2, but tis the sport we love.
Not only has he been very impressive as of late, but Martinez is a great striker, just like his new opponent.
Cub Swanson has been around the game forever, and he remained a top ten featherweight for nearly a decade, being ranked in the top five for more than half of that time, which is just remarkable. He’s always been a very creative, flashy, and dangerous striker that sets everything up with his elite level, heavy handed boxing.
That’s how he’s been able to stick around as long as he has, and following a four-fight losing skid from 2017 to 2019, Swanson has gone 3-1 over the course of his latest four appearances, securing knockouts in two of those victories over two tough, gritty veterans in Daniel Pineda and Darren Elkins.
This is the first male match up added to UFC Fight Night 212, as there have only been two women’s strawweight bouts added thus far, showcasing Angela Hill versus Lupita Godinez and Sam Hughes vs Peira Rodriguez.
Who do you see coming out on top in this bantamweight showdown?
Does Cub Swanson improve to 1-0 in his new division of 135 lbs, or does Martinez pick up yet another victory?
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