Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
This is the UFC on FOX 5 live blog for Mike Swick vs. Matt Brown, a welterweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the KeyArena in Seattle.
Swick, who snapped a two-fight skid with a knockout of DaMarques Johnson at UFC on FOX 4, will square off against Brown, who has won three straight fights, on the main card.
Check out the live blog below.
Round 1: Dan Miragliotta is your referee. Brown uses a lot of head movement early, and scores the first strike of note with a counter. Swick makes a half-hearted takedown attempt and abandons it. Swick with a right, but Brown responds with a takedown. Brown maneuvers Swick into a D'Arce choke. Two minutes into the round. Swick pops out of the choke. He's in top position, but Brown's guard is strong. Brown tries to work for a triangle, has Swick's wrist. Brown locks in the triangle on his second attempt. Swick is trying to push off with his leg. Swick manages to create some space, and finally pops up out with about 30 seconds left. Swick goes for a guillotine. They're back standing late. MMAFighting scores the round for Matt Brown, 10-9.
Round 2: Brown fans on a head kick. Brown dictating the tempo early. He closes the distance, land an elbow, and we've got a clinch battle along the fence. They break. The clinch again, and Brown lands an elbow on the break. Swick grabs a single leg and lets go. They're back to center Octagon. Brown lands a huge left hook and that's all she wrote.
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