Not since February 6 at UFC 109 have we seen Mike "Quick" Swick compete in the Octagon. According to his facebook that might be changing soon.
So there is a UFC Fight for the Troops event in Texas on January 22nd huh? Wonder who will fight on that card? Hmmm...
MMA Weekly has now confirmed he has an opponent in the form of welterweight prospect David Mitchell.
He'll be trying to avoid a three fight losing streak. He dropped a decision in a number one contender bout to Dan Hardy at UFC 105 before being submitted at the hands of Paulo Thiago at the aforementioned UFC 109. However, he's gone through much more than those two losses.
After fighting most of his career at Middleweight, Swick was forced to drop down a weight class because of a stomach ailment that greatly affected his caloric intake. Not only that but his performance and ability to train were severely hindered as well, to the point that he was under the impression his career might be over.
Now that he's got all his health issues under control, he's looking to make a "Quick" return to contention, for the time being it appears, in the 170-pound weight class.David Mitchell is a fighter with 11 career victories, 9 of which have come by submission. The lone loss of his career came in his UFC debut at Fight Night 22 to Anthony Waldburger. He should present an interesting style matchup for Swick's welcome back to the Octagon.
"Fight for the Troops 2" is reportedly scheduled for January 22 in Fort Hood, Texas.
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