Cub Swanson vs Ricardo Lamas, Slated for November’s UFC on Fox 1 Event
UFC announced a featherweight bout setting WEC's Cub Swanson against Ricardo Lamas for Nov. 12's UFC on Fox 1.
A new featherweight bout was added to the upcoming “UFC on Fox 1: Velasquez vs Dos Santos” event. UFC officials recently confirmed that MMA veterans, Cub Swanson and Ricardo Lamas, verbally agreed to meet on the show, which is expected to take place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on November 12.
The evening’s main card, which will headline a heavyweight championship bout between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos, will be aired on FOX. Swanson vs Lamas, meanwhile, will be featured on the night’s preliminary card.
The event’s title fight is the only one to get a TV slot. UFC on Fox 1 marks UFC’s debut on the network television and rolls out its 7-year agreement with FOX — a deal that entitles some UFC shows to be aired on FX and FUEL TV.
After suffering from several injuries, WEC fighter – Cub Swanson (15-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) – will finally be making his official UFC debut. He was supposed to face Erik Koch last March at UFC Live: Sanchez vs Kampmann, but he was forced out of the bout due to an injury. The same thing happened during his slated rematch against Koch at UFC 132. Swanson is now aiming to return on the win column and attain his third win in four fights.
Ricardo Lamas (10-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC), on the other hand, currently fights as a featherweight in the UFC organization. He achieved a wonderful promotional debut after scoring a first-round TKO victory over Matt Grice at “UFC Live 4 – Kongo vs. Barry” last June. The said victory marks Lamas fourth win in his previous bouts.View Article Source »