Cub Swanson has won his past three fights in the UFC. - Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
This is the UFC on FUEL TV 7 live blog for Cub Swanson vs. Dustin Poirier, a featherweight bout at Saturday's UFC event at Wembley Arena in London.
Swanson, who has four of his past five fights, will face Poirier, who also has won four of his past five fights, on the main card.
Check out the UFC on FUEL TV 7 live blog below.
Round 1: Kevin Mullhall is our referee for this featherweight co-main event. Poirier pressures forward then loses his footing. Poirier regains his balance and throws out a leg kick. Swanson responds with a combination. Poirier changes levels and grasps for a single, but Swanson successfully fights it off. Poirier pumps his jab. Swanson goes body-head with his punches. Poirier blocks a high kick, closes the distance and muscles Swanson against the fence. Poirier connects with a right hand off the break. Swanson misses with a wild high kick. Right hand puts Poirier on wobbly legs. Swanson pressures forward looking to capitalize, but winds up on his back with Poirier inside his guard. Poirier fails to pass then works the body with short punches. Swanson claws back to his feet and cracks Poirier with a right hand at the horn. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 for Swanson.
Round 2: Front kick misses for Poirier. Swanson finds a home for a shot to the midsection. Poirier slips a straight punch and cracks Swanson with a counter. Jumping knee lands to the body of Poirier. Poirier bulls forward and drops down for a double. Swanson defends. Wild right hand crushes Poirier's midsection. Poirier catches a kick and dumps Swanson on the floor. Slick defense from Swanson, who catches Poirier in a shoulder lock and stands. Poirier closes the distance to again hunt for a double against the fence. Swanson threatens with a kimura. It does the job as he avoids the takedown. Extremely close round. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 for Poirier.
Round 3: Final round and this could be anybody's fight. Poirier misses a wild uppercut. Poirier changes levels and unsuccessfully hunts for a double. Swanson defends, but eats a huge combination off the break. Massive left hand cracks Swanson. Swanson's hands down at his waist. Poirier backs Swanson up with his jab. Sensing the momentum turn, Swanson drops and muscles Poirier to the mat, landing inside his guard. Swanson takes Poirier's back in a scramble. Swanson sinks in one of his hooks, looking for the other. Poirier stands but Swanson locks onto him like a backpack. Poirier in a four-point stance trying to shake Swanson off. Beautiful sweep from Swanson, and he's suddenly in mount. Poirier uses the cage to claw to his feet, but Swanson promptly hip tosses him back to the mat, retaking Poirier's back. Swanson transitions to an armbar, but Poirier fights it off and finishes the round in top position unloading punches. Fantastic fight! MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 for Swanson.
UFC on FUEL TV 7 results: Cub Swanson def. Dustin Poirier via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
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