In between rounds, Swanson could be heard telling his cornerman, Greg Jackson, that he believed there were two rounds left in the contest.
Instead, he went out and continued doing his best to jump in, land a shot, and jump back out without feeling Stephens' considerable power. He was having more success here, drawing blood.
He went back to his big weapon, the liver kick, and once again landed clean. It affected Stephens again, though not as much as the first time, and he backed away covering up while Cub came in with combinations. A hard right landed and it looked like Swanson had control of the round.
It turned into a brawl as they went under one minute remaining.
They threw punches all the way to the final horn, then hugged it out like true dudebros.