UFC 109 | Paulo Thiago Chokes Mike SwickCategory: MMA
Mike “Quick” Swick may have failed in his bid to get a shot at Georges St-Pierre’s welterweight championship belt but it doesn’t mean he is now done.
This February 6, 2010 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Swick looks to be a contender again after being defeated by Dan Hardy at UFC 105. Standing in his way is Brazilian Paulo Thiago.
Mike Swick (14 wins – 3 losses) earned his nickname “Quick” from UFC announcer Mike Goldberg when he defeated Alex Schoenauer by KO just 20 seconds into the first round at The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale. He lived up to his nickname with several quick stoppages in his subsequent fights. At UFC Ultimate Fight Night , he TKOd Gideon Ray in just 22 seconds. He followed up with two first-round guillotine choke submissions over Steve Vigneault and Joe Riggs at UFC 58 and UFC 60 respectively. His last fight was against Dan Hardy at UFC 105 where he lost via Unanimous Decision.
Paulo Thiago (12 wins – 1 loss) is often ranked among the top ten welterweights in the world by leading mixed martial arts publications. MMA Weekly currently ranks him at No. 8, whilst Sherdog currently ranks him at No. 6. His last fight was against Jacob Volkmann at UFC 106 where he won via Unanimous Decision.
Watch UFC 109 free online LIVE stream on Saturday, February 6, 2010 – 7PM PT / 10PM ET / 3AM BST.
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