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UFC on FOX 15 live blog: Cub Swanson vs. Max Holloway

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Cub Swanson aims to bounce back from a loss at UFC on FOX 15 on Saturday.
Cub Swanson aims to bounce back from a loss at UFC on FOX 15 on Saturday.
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This is the UFC on FOX 15 live blog for Cub Swanson vs. Max Holloway, a featherweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Prudential Center in Newark.

Swanson, who has won four of his past five fights, will face Holloway, who has won five straight fights, on the main card.

Check out the UFC on FOX 15 live blog below.

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Round 1: The referee in charge of the action is Gasper Oliver. Both fighters open orthodox and move into the center of the cage, but Holloway moves to southpaw. A check left hook from Swanson connects on Holloway as he charges forward, but lands a right and body kick in response. Caopeira kick thrown by Swanson, but it's blocked. Swanson is sort of standing around and eats a series of jumping knees and other punches in the process. Spinning back kick from Holloway partially lands, but he follows it with a right hand, then a left. Swanson partially lands a left hook over the top. Flurry at the end of the round sees both fighters connecting.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Holloway

Round 2: Swanson chasing to land strikes, but can't quite do it. Holloway gets in close and digs two to the body. Decent left hand over the top from Swanson finds the mark. Holloway connects with a left hand at the end of a combination and threatens a standing guillotine briefly before letting it go. Holloway almost taunting Swanson now, but Swanson still stalking. Good jab from Swanson now, but he's still being picked apart. Now a flying knee to the body of Swanson. Swanson eats a left hand after Hollway ducks one of his punches.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Holloway

Round 3: The two briefly clinch, but Holloway scores with a left hand, although eats one as well for his efforts. Swanson slips on a kick, but eventually stands and then eats a body shot and kick that drops him. Swanson tries to turn away, but Holloway is all over him and locks up a head and arm triangle, but somehow Swanson survives and stands. Swanson lands a switch kick to the body after they stand and eats a left cross in the process. And another and Swanson is stumbling. Holloway locks up a standing guillotine, but converts it to a mounted guillotine as Swanson tries to scramble free. Swanson taps. Incredible performance.

Max Holloway def. Cub Swanson via submission (guillotine) at 3:58 of round 3