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The Daily Recap: TUF 14 Finale Averages 2.5. Million Viewers, Escudero Returns to UFC & More

Efrain Escudero. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC.

The Daily Recap is a collection of news and notes from around the web that will be posted at the end of each day. Bout signings, injury news and much more can all be found here.

— The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale averaged 2.5. million viewers this past Saturday night, the last "TUF" finale that will air on Spike TV before the reality series shifts over to FX in 2012. The event also earned a household rating of 1.7, as well as ratings of 2.4 and 2.9 in the male 18-49 and 18-34 demographics, making it the highest-rated program on ad-supported cable in that age range. [Spike]

— With T.J. Grant sidelined due to injury, "TUF" season eight lightweight Efrain Escudero will return to the UFC to take on Jacob Volkmann in at UFC 141 on December at the 30 MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Escudero was abruptly released from the UFC after posting a 2-2 record, becoming only the second "TUF" winner to be released at the time. Since then, he has won five of six in regional promotions. [UFC.com]

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The Daily Recap: Swanson Injured, Bellator Featherweight Pairings & More


Cub Swanson. Photo by Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com.

The Daily Recap is a collection of news and notes from around the web that will be posted at the end of each day. Bout signings, injury news and much more can all be found here.

— Cub Swanson has reportedly suffered an undisclosed injury in training and has been forced to withdrawal from his upcoming UFC on Versus 3 featherweight bout against Erik Koch. The nature and estimated recovery time for Swanson's injury remain unknown. The UFC is said to be actively searching for a last-minute replacement opponent for Koch. [MMAJunkie.com]

— Bellator is expected to kick off the first round of its latest featherweight tournament on March 19 at the Lucky Star Casino in Concho, OK. Opening-round matchups could include Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Patricio "Pitbull" Friere, Wilson Reis vs. Zac George, Kenny Foster vs. Eric Larkin and Nazareno Malegarie vs. Daniel Straus. [Sherdog.com]

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WEC 41: Brown vs Faber 2 Results

Mike Brown def. Urijah Faber - Unanimous Decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47)
Jose Aldo def. Cub Swanson - TKO Round 1 0:08
Donald Cerrone def. James Krause - Submission (Rear Naked choke) Round 1 4:38
Josh Grispi def. Jens Pulver - Submission (Guillotine choke) Round 1 0:33

Untelevised results via Sherdog:
Manny Gamburyan def. John Franchi - Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Rafael Rebello def. Kyle Dietz - Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Round 1 2:55
Anthony Pettis def. Mike Campbell - Submission (Triangle Choke) Round 1 1:49
Antonio Banuelos def. Scott Jorgensen - Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Frank Gomez def. Noah Thomas - Submission (Side Choke) Round 2 3:12
Seth Dikun def. Rolando Perez - Submission (Triangle Choke) Round 1 2:30

Report: Swanson vs. Nunes Set for WEC 40


Cub Swanson. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.

A featherweight bout between WEC veteran Cub Swanson and undefeated Brazilian product Diego Nunes has been booked for WEC 40, which takes place at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois on April 5.

Swanson has reportedly confirmed the bout with MMA Junkie, stating that bout agreements have been signed. The California native was last seen in action at WEC 37 this past December, where he snapped a one-fight WEC losing streak by defeating Hiroyuki Takaya via unanimous decision.

Nunes remains undefeated thus far in his professional career. After winning eleven straight bouts in his native country of Brazil, Nunes traveled to North America and landed on the undercard of WEC 37, where he won a unanimous decision over fellow newcomer Cole Province.

WEC 40 will be headlined by Miguel Angel Torres defending his WEC bantamweight title against top contender Brian Bowles. Former WEC featherweight title challenger Jeff Curran will also drop down in weight to take on Joseph Benavidez.

WEC 37 Fight Card Is Finalized

Barring any last minute injuries or weight issues, the fight card is set for December 3rd’s WEC 37 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.  The card will feature MMAonTap’s #1 ranked bantamweight, WEC Champion Miguel Torres, taking on undefeated challenger Manny Tapia.  This fight has been a long time coming as Tapia has made it no secret that he’s wanted the challenge of taking on Torres.  Unfortunately, injuries have slowed Tapia in the past.

Main Card Live on Versus:
Miguel Torres vs. Manny Tapia for WEC Bantamweight Championship
Brian Bowles vs. Will Ribeiro
Wagnney Fabiano vs. Akitoshi Tamura
Joseph Benavidez vs. Danny Martinez
Justin Haskins vs. Johny Hendricks

Undercard:
Ricardo Barros vs. Mark Munoz
Blas Avena vs. Kevin Knabjian
Diego Nunes vs. Cole Province
Alex Karalexis vs. Bart Palaszewski
Cub Swanson vs. Hirouki Takaya
Shane Roller vs. Mike Budnik

 

Report: Swanson-Takaya Signed for WEC 37


Cub Swanson. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.

Rising prospect Cub Swanson has once again been matched up against Hiroyuki Takaya in a featherweight bout that will reportedly take place at World Extreme Cagefighting’s final show of the year on December 3 according to MMA Weekly.

The two were originally slated to meet at WEC 35 in August but Swanson was forced to withdraw from the bout after suffering a broken hand a week before the fight. Former IFL featherweight title challenger L.C. Davis was offered to Takaya as a replacement opponent but the Japanese veteran opted not to fight instead.

Swanson suffered his first loss inside the confines of the WEC when he was submitted by former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver last December. Swanson then took a short hiatus to compete in a smaller show, submitting Donnie Walker at a International Fighting and Boxing League event in February.

Despite struggling as of late and losing three out of his last five bouts, Takaya remains of the most highly touted featherweights in the world. Takaya was last upset by UFC convert Leonard Garcia at the WEC’s February event in New Mexico.

Davis to Replace Swanson Against Takaya


L.C. Davis. Photo courtesy of the International Fight League.

Former IFL featherweight title challenger L.C. Davis will take the place of an injured Cub Swanson against highly ranked K-1 veteran Hiroyuki Takaya at World Extreme Cagefighting’s upcoming event this weekend in Las Vegas.

The news comes from our friends at MMA Junkie, who have confirmed the switch with sources close to both Swanson and Davis. Swanson reportedly suffered a broken hand during a recent training session and will be unable to compete at the event.

After falling in a IFL featherweight title bid last December, Davis rebounded with a convincing knockout of Rafael Dias at an IFL event in April. Despite struggling as of late and losing three out of his last five bouts, Takaya remains of the top featherweights in the world. Takaya was last upset by UFC convert Leonard Garcia at the WEC’s February event in New Mexico, losing by way of a first-round TKO.

Report: Swanson-Takaya Set for WEC in August


Cub Swanson. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.

Rising featherweight prospect Cub Swanson will reportedly return to action against a highly-ranked Hiroyuki Takaya at World Extreme Cagefighting’s next scheduled event on August 3rd in Las Vegas.

The news comes from a report by Sherdog.com.

Swanson suffered his first loss inside the confines of the WEC when he was submitted by former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver last December. Swanson recently took a short hiatus to compete in a smaller show, submitting Donnie Walker at a International Fighting and Boxing League event in February.

Despite struggling as of late and losing three out of his last five bouts, Takaya remains of the most highly touted featherweights in the world. Takaya was most last upset by UFC convert Leonard Garcia at the WEC’s February event in New Mexico.

The August show will feature a total of three championship fights. WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner and light heavyweight champion Brian Stann will each make their first title defenses, going up against Marcus Hicks and Steve Cantwell respectively. Reigning WEC welterweight title holder Carlos Condit will defend his belt against Hiromitsu Miura.

Pulver Discusses Swanson, Injury, and Past

Former UFC Lightweight Champion Jens Pulver sits down with RawVegas to discuss his upcoming fight with Cub Swanson, the leg injury that forced him to pull out of their original date in September, and the rough childhood he had growing up.

WEC Announces Three Title Fights for December

LAS VEGAS - With three world titles on the line as well as the return of a true mixed martial arts legend, the World Extreme Cagefighting event on Wednesday, December 12th is not only the biggest and best WEC show of the year, it may be the greatest card in the six year history of the organization.
Featuring WEC Featherweight Champion “The California Kid” Urjiah Faber against Jeff “Big Frog” Curran, “The Rhino” Doug Marshall defending his Light Heavyweight title against Cuba’s own Ariel Gandulla, Paulo Filho returning to the Cage to defend his WEC Middleweight crown, and former UFC Lightweight Champion Jens “Lil’ Evil” Pulver making his WEC debut at 145 lbs. against rising star Cub Swanson, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas will be rocked off its foundations by the most explosive MMA action of 2007.
WEC: Faber vs. Curran will be televised live nationally on VERSUS beginning at 9:00 pm ET/6:00 pm PT.

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