Stats & Records
Wins by Knockout
Wins by Submission
- Sig. Strikes Landed
- Sig. Strikes Attempted
- Takedowns Landed
- Takedowns Attempted
- Sig. Str. Defense is the percentage of significant strikes attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Takedown defense is the percentage of takedowns attempted against a fighter that do not land.
- Knockdown Avg. is the average number of knockdowns per 15 Minutes window.
Sig. Str. By Position
Sig. Str. by target
Win by Method
- Four wins by submission (2 guillotine, 2 RNC) 13 by KO
- Has won 14 of his last 22 and four of his last six
- Martinez fight was at bantamweight
- Pro since 2004
- Defeated Charlie Valencia and Shannon Gugerty in pre-WEC bouts
- Won WEC Fight of the Night awards against Takaya, Franchi, and Semerzier
UFC on ESPN (8/12/23) Swanson won a three round unanimous decision to Hakeem Dawodu
UFC Fight Night (10/15/22) Swanson was stopped by Jonathan Martinez via strikes at 4:19 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (12/18/21) Swanson stopped Darren Elkins via strikes at 2:12 of the first round
UFC on ESPN (5/1/21) Swanson was stopped by Giga Chikadze via strikes at 1:03 of the first round
UFC 256 (12/12/20) Swanson knocked out Daniel Pineda at 1:52 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (10/12/19) Swanson won a three round unanimous decision over Kron Gracie
UFC Fight Night (5/4/19) Swanson lost a three round split decision to Shane Burgos
UFC 227 (8/4/18) Swanson was submitted by Renato Moicano via rear naked choke at 4:15 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (4/21/18) Swanson lost a three round unanimous decision to Frankie Edgar
UFC Fight Night (12/9/17) Swanson was submitted by Brian Ortega via guillotine choke at 3:22 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (4/22/17) Swanson won a five round unanimous decision over Artem Lobov
UFC 206 (12/10/16) Swanson won a three round unanimous decision over Dooho Choi
UFC Fight Night (8/6/16) Swanson won a three round unanimous decision over Tatsuya Kawajiri
UFC on FOX (4/16/16) Swanson won a three round unanimous decision over Hacran Dias
UFC on FOX (4/18/15) Swanson was submitted by Max Holloway via guillotine choke at 3:58 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (11/22/14) Swanson was submitted by Frankie Edgar via neck crank at 4:56 of the fifth round
UFC Fight Night (6/28/14) Swanson won a five round unanimous decision over Jeremy Stephens
UFC 162 (7/6/13) Swanson stopped Dennis Siver via strikes at 2:24 of the third round
UFC on FUEL TV (2/16/13) Swanson won a three round unanimous decision over Dustin Poirier
UFC 152 (9/22/12) Swanson knocked out Charles Oliveira at 2:40 of the first round
UFC on FX (6/22/12) Swanson stopped Ross Pearson via strikes at 4:14 of the second round
UFC on FOX (1/28/12) Swanson knocked out George Roop at 2:22 of the second round
UFC on FOX (11/12/11) Swanson was submitted by Ricardo Lamas via arm triangle choke at 2:16 of the second round
WEC 52 (11/11/10) Swanson won a three round split decision over Mackens Semerzier
WEC 50 (8/18/10) Swanson lost a three round unanimous decision to Chad Mendes
WEC 44 (11/18/09) Swanson submitted John Franchi via guillotine choke at 4:50 of the third round.
WEC 41 (6/7/09) Swanson was stopped by Jose Aldo via strikes at :08 of the first round.
WEC 37 (12/3/08) Swanson won a three round unanimous decision over Hiroyuki Takaya.
WEC 31 (12/12/07) Swanson was submitted via guillotine choke at :35 of the first round by Jens Pulver.
WEC 28 (6/3/07) Swanson scored a three round unanimous decision over Micah Miller.
WEC 26 (3/24/07) Swanson submitted Tommy Lee with a guillotine choke at 3:17 of the first round.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2003 to stop getting into trouble.
What ranks and titles have you held? Rigan Machado Black Belt in Jiu-Jitsu and have won many grappling tournaments like the Pan Ams.
Do you have any heroes? I admire anyone who fights to get what they want in life without screwing people over.
What is your favorite technique? The Superman double wrist lock
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? A dream come true
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went for a year but I was just there to play soccer.
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked for United Cerebral Palsy. I helped children with disabilities on their social behavior.