With the main event now in place, the rest of the UFC on FOX card is starting to shape up. Featherweights Cub Swanson and Ricardo Lamas have verbally agreed to scrap on the historic November 12 event. The bout will be part of the night’s preliminary action, with a chance that it’ll make television if the one fight main card goes short.
The fight has been officially announced by the UFC.
Swanson will be making his long-awaited UFC debut after a slew of injuries have kept him out of action for most of the year. The WEC veteran has traded wins and losses in his last five bouts, but is coming off a “Fight of the Night” victory over Mackens Semerzier. The razor close split decision victory was Swanson’s third “Fight of the Night” bonus in his WEC career. He also holds wins over Hiroyuki Takaya, Micah Miller, and Charlie Valencia while his loses have come against top competition, including current featherweight champion Jose Aldo and top contender Chad Mendes.
A long time lightweight, Lamas dropped to featherweight in his last bout against Matt Grice. Lamas looked as good as ever, disposing of Grice just before the bell to signal the end of the first round sounded. Like Swanson, Lamas spent the majority of his career in the WEC, fighting the likes of Bart Palaszewski, Danny Castillo, and Yuri Alcantara.
The inaugural UFC on FOX event is scheduled for November 12 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The one-hour televised event will be headlined by UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez defending his title against top contender Junior dos Santos.
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