‘I simply sought after a brand spanking new drawback in my existence’ – Cub Swanson declares next UFC struggle at 135 lbs
Cub Swanson has spent an overwhelming majority of his career at featherweight, alternatively for his next struggle, he’s venturing into new territory.
The 38-year-old Swanson presented on his Instagram account that he is going to compete at bantamweight. Jonathan Martinez will welcome Swanson to arguably the non-public division inside the UFC.
“After 15 years inside the Featherweight division I’ve made up our minds to take my talents to 135 lbs,” Swanson wrote. Why??? I simply sought after a brand spanking new drawback in my existence. October 15th I’ll be coping with Jonathan Martinez in my Bantamweight debut.”
Swanson (28-12) is coming off an excellent first-round TKO win over the notoriously strong Darren Elkins at UFC Vegas 45 final December. He’s received 3 of his final 4 fights, with that one defeat coming towards top-10 contender Giga Chikadze. After the Elkins win, Swanson signed a brand spanking new contract to stick on the UFC roster.
Martinez (16-4) is quietly on a three-fight a success streak, with choices over Vince Morales, Alejandro Perez, and Zviad Lazishvili. Perhaps his most notable to win in the past were given right here at featherweight towards former UFC bantamweight contender Thomas Almeida, whom Martinez bested by the use of selection.
No number one fit has been presented for the UFC’s October 15th card.