Swick, looking to bounce back from a November loss in a title eliminator versus Dan Hardy, steps in for injured teammate Josh Koscheck against the very tough Thiago.
The live blog begins below.
Round 1: Touch of gloves. Swick tests Thiago with a kick. They size each other up. Thiago lands a head kick. Swick's reach is probably causing Thiago to be tentative. Thiago lands a leg kick that throws Swick off balance. Swick lands a right punch. Swick lands a leg kick. Thiago lands a leg kick. Swick lands leg kick. Swick throwing jabs, high kick and more lefts. Thiago avoids. Swick takes Thiago down with 30 seconds left.
MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 for Swick.
Round 2: Both tentative. Thiago lands a kick to the body. Swick lands a straight right. He looks to finish but Thiago capitalizes and drops Swick with a counter left hook. Thiago latches on to a D'arce choke and Swick is out.
Thiago wins by submission (was the official announcement) - Round 2, 1:54
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