Cub Swanson pronounces drop to bantamweight, faces Jonathan Martinez in October
Cub Swanson is making a big overdue profession trade.
The former World Over the top Cagefighting (WEC) Featherweight determine challenger has been a staple inside the division for the better part of the former decade. Swanson offered this present day (Tues., July 26, 2022) on social media that his next bout shall be his Bantamweight debut where he’s going to face Jonathan Martinez at Ultimate Preventing Championship’s (UFC) Oct. 15 fight night time time. A location for the improvement has however to be revealed.
“After 15 years inside the Featherweight division I’ve decided to take my talents to 135 lbs [fire emoji],” Swanson shared on Instagram. “Why??? I simply sought after a brand spanking new downside in my life. October 15th I’ll be going via Jonathan Martinez in my Bantamweight debut [fist emoji].”
Swanson, 38, makes his Featherweight departure after a vintage potency in opposition to Darren Elkins in Dec. 2021. The main round technical knockout victory (watch highlights) got Swanson once more inside the win column after a troublesome loss to Giga Chikadze.
Since then, “Killer” has been inducted into UFC’s Hall of Reputation for his antique struggle with Doo Ho Choi at UFC 206 in Dec. 2016. Swanson earned a unanimous selection that extended his win streak at the time to a few (watch highlights).
As for Swanson’s opponent, Martinez, the 28-year-old prospect objectives to continue gaining momentum with one of the crucial vital win of his 20-fight profession. Martinez has won 3 right away, closing defeating Vince Morales by means of unanimous selection at UFC Vegas 55 in May 2022.
The bout brings Oct. 15 match’s provide line-up basic to simply 3, with two other Strawweight bouts, Angela Hill versus Lupita Godinez and Sam Hughes versus Piera Rodriguez, already being set.