UFC FN 57: Frankie Edgar Takes Out Cub Swanson in Dominant Fashion
By FCF Staff
Cub Swanson was able to land some telling shots early on in his UFC FN 57 scrap with Frankie Edgar, but the latter’s wrestling and top game proved to be too much for the featherweight contender.
After the opening round of the card’s main event, Edgar took over the fight with his takedowns and ground-and-pound. Although there was little doubt that Edgar was going to cruise to victory in round five, the former lightweight champ finished the fight with a late, rear-naked-choke / neck crank.
With the one sided win, Edgar ended Swanson’s six fight win streak, and ensured he remained in the title shot mix.
Here are the official results for the event, which was hosted by the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.
UFC FN 57
Frankie Edgar def. Cub Swanson via submission (rear-naked-choke / neck crank) R5, 4:56
Edson Barboza def. Bobby Green (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Chico Camus def. Brad Pickett via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)
Oleksiy Oliynyk def. Jared Rosholt via knockout (punches) R1, 3:21
Joseph Benavidez def. Dustin Ortiz via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Matt Wiman def. Isaac Vallie-Flagg via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Ruslan Magomedov def. Josh Copeland via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Roger Narvaez def. Luke Barnatt via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
James Vick def. Nick Hein via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Akbarh Arreola def. Yves Edwards via submission (armbar) R1, 1:52
Paige VanZant def. Kailin Curran via TKO (punches) R3, 2:54
Dooho Choi def. Juan Puig via TKO (punches) R1, 0:18