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.

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