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.

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