The main card of the UFC 162: "Silva vs. Weidman" pay-per-view (PPV) tonight (Sat., July 6, 2013) from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, kicked off with a featherweight fracas pitting the resurgent Cub Swanson against the always game Dennis Siver.
The first round saw the two exchange strikes standing before Swanson found himself flat on his ass through no fault of his own. He slipped on a kick and Siver took advantage with top control, a position he worked for most of the round until Cub got back to his feet using a guillotine attempt.
At the end of the round, the Russian-German landed a few shots to close strong.
The story of the second stanza was an even back-and-forth standing battle until Swanson got the advantage, ending up in mount. He threatened from there but couldn't finish the job, instead allowing Siver to get back to a favorable position.
Through the first two, it was close, though Cub had the advantage in strikes landed according to the official Fight Metric statistics.
It was the final frame that saw Swanson assert his dominance and continue his run. Later in the round, Cub caught Siver clean and after a prolonged beating that likely should have resulted in a stoppage much sooner, Herb Dean finally stepped in and ended it.
That's five in a row. Good enough for that rematch against Jose Aldo or no?
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