Frankie Edgar proved once again that he's one of the best fighters in the world at 145-pounds when he spent five rounds beating the hell out of Cub Swanson in the main event of UFC Fight Night 57 last night (Sat., Nov. 22, 2014) at Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas on Fox Sports 1. The best part? He wasn't content to simply ride it out in the fifth round when he was clearly up 4-0. No, his relentless pressure never ceased and when he found an opening, he locked in a submission and forced a tap with just seconds remaining in the bout. It was the latest finish to a contest in the history of the UFC. This was no Hail Mary either. It was a dominant fighter never taking his foot off the gas pedal and tirelessly working for a finish despite the fact that he had every reason not to. He admitted after that he was hoping to impress UFC President Dana White in the hopes of earning another featherweight title shot. Did he? Stay tuned. For a more detailed recap of Edgar's win over Swanson click here, and for complete UFC Fight Night 57 results and blow-by-blow coverage of all the night's action click here.
Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson full fight video highlights: UFC Fight Night 57
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