Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Swanson vs Gracie?
Cub Swanson beat Kron Gracie by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the co-main event of UFC on ESPN+ 19, on Saturday 12th October 2019 at Amalie Arena in Tampa.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Cub Swanson.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Swanson vs Gracie stats
Cub Swanson stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 0 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Kron Gracie made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 5 wins and 0 draws and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested that Swanson and Gracie have similar power, both with a 0% knock out percentage.
Cub Swanson was the older man by 5 years, at 38 years old.
Gracie had a height advantage of 1 inch over Swanson. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Swanson was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 5 less fights, and made his debut in 2004, 10 years and 4 months earlier than Gracie, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 82 more professional rounds, 91 to Gracie's 9.
Swanson vs Gracie form
Cub Swanson had beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Shane Burgos at UFC on ESPN+ 9 on 4th May 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Canada.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Renato Moicano at UFC 227 on 4th August 2018 by split decision in the 1st round at Staples Center, Los Angeles, United States.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Frankie Edgar at UFC Fight Night 128 on 21st April 2018 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.
Before that, he had been beaten by Brian Ortega at UFC Fight Night 123 on 9th December 2017 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at SaveMart Center, Fresno.
He had beat Artem Lobov at UFC Fight Night 108 on 22nd April 2017 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville.
Swanson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.