Exciting welterweights Mike Swick (11-2) and Marcus Davis (14-3) will likely throw leather at UFC 85 in London, England, at the O2 Arena on Saturday, June 7, MMAmania.com learned earlier this afternoon.
Swick and Davis have competed on different seasons of the mixed martial arts reality series, The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), which airs on the SpikeTV network. And both fighters have achieved impressive results inside the Octagon since their respective seasons have wrapped.
In fact, Davis has reeled off 11 straight wins since his loss to Melvin Guillard via technical knockout (cut) back in 2005. He has won his last four contests, stopping each of those opponents with a mix of submissions and knockouts.
This will mark the fourth straight fight for the "Irish Hand Grenade" overseas -- he most recently knocked out Jess Liaudin in the first round at UFC 80: "Rapid Fire" on January 19.
Swick will make his second appearance in the 170-pound division after racking up an impressive record at 185 pounds, winning five of six bouts in the UFC.
He'll be out for redemption after a self-admitted less than thrilling performance against Josh Burkman in his welterweight debut at UFC Fight Night 12 in which he pulled out a lackluster majority decision.
Swick and Davis prefer to keep fights standing, but are both solid on the ground. This has all the makings of an up-and-down slugfest that could be show stealer.
And that's saying a lot with the main event between 205-pound standouts, Chuck Liddell and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, penciled in to headline the show.