Cuban Swanson wins by stunning decision over Hakeem Dawodu, it is believed he lost

Cuban Swanson wins by stunning decision over Hakeem Dawodu, it is believed he lost

Cub Swanson He admitted that he walked to the center of the octagon at the end of his work UFC on ESPN 51 Co-main event with Hakim Daoudou Expect a loss.

Instead, all three judges gave Swanson (29-13 MMA, 14-9 UFC) two of three rounds on the scorecards, and he left the fight with a unanimous decision victory over Dawodu (14-3-1 MMA, 6-4 UFC) in a bout. Featherweight at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

Daoudou seemed to land the best shots in the first and second rounds, bloodying Swanson’s face and carrying the momentum. In the third round, Swanson landed an uppercut and tried to threaten takedowns, but ran out of time.

The gut feeling was that Swanson made a great late push, but it wouldn’t be enough. Then he was not announced as the winner, which came after Daoudou and his team had already congratulated him.

Nevertheless, Swanson earned his 14th victory in the UFC featherweight competition, which trails only Max Holloway (19) and Darren Elkins (18) in the division’s history.

Updated UFC results on ESPN 51 include:

  • Hakim Daoudou of Cuban Swanson by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

  • Khalil Rountree defeated. Chris Dakos via TKO (punches) – 1st round, 2:40

  • Jasmine Lucindo vs Poliana Viana via submission (arm triangle choke) – Round 2, 3:42

  • AJ Dobson def. Tavon Nchukowi via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

  • Josh Framed def. Jamie Pickett via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

  • Marcus McGhee def. JP buys via knockout (punch) – 1st round, 2:19

  • Terrence McKinney Def. Mike Braeden via TKO (punches) – 1st round, 1:25

  • Isaac Dulgarian def. Frances Marshall via TKO (strikeouts) – Round 1, 4:48

  • Martin Boday def. Josh Parisian by submission (Kimura) – First round, 4:11

  • Jacqueline Amorim def. Montserrat Cunego via TKO (punches) – 3rd round, 3:41

  • Da’Mon Blackshear def. Jose Johnson via submission (Hurricane) – Round 1, 3:47

  • Luana Santos defeated. Juliana Miller via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:41

For more card information, visit Junkie’s MMA Events Center UFC on ESPN 51.

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