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Mike Swick hopeful 'exciting win in Germany' over Ben Saunders will earn him a title shot



"I think it will be very exciting! He is a tough opponent who is scrappy and likes to clinch and bang. I definitely will want to bang so it should be good!I just fight who they tell me. Ben's name came up as an available opponent and I said ok.... I think an exciting win in Germany will grant me a title shot. At least, thats what I hope."

The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) alum, Mike Swick, feels that he could score and opportunity to fight for the 170-pound belt with an impressive performance against Ben Saunders at UFC 99: "The Comeback" on June 13. "Quick" is on a three-fight win streak since dropping from middleweight to the welterweight class, defeating Josh Burkman, Marcus Davis and Jonathan Goulet. He seems to now be finding his groove, finishing "The Road Warrior" in just 33 seconds and returning to his form that earned him the nickname. Swick has just one loss (Yushin Okami) in nine fights inside the Octagon that dates back to 2005. Has he certainly paid is dues. But is he deserving of a title shot with a win over Saunders or does he still need to prove he belongs in the land of 170s with more wins over bigger names?

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