Since his move to Featherweight, Jeremy Stephens has looked extremely impressive. He's 3-0 in the division and has got better with every fight. His form has earned him a shot against top 145lber Cub Swanson in the main even of UFC Fight Night on June 28th.
'Lil Heathen' is buzzing with confidence at the minute and goes into the bout only thinking of victory. Speaking to Fox Sports, Stephens said:
“I can strike with him, I can ground-and-pound him, I can out-wrestle him. I can get back up to my feet and I can submit him. I know I can beat this guy.
“When I hit people, it’s not a flash knockout where they get back up. I hit people where it’s like, ‘What happened?’ The coaches have to wake them up.
“That’s just a difference in power.”
Stephens holds a 23-9 record, with 15 of his wins coming via T/KO. The 28-year-old, who went to a split decision loss to now UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis in 2011.
As impressive as Stephens has looked at Featherweight, his upcoming bout against Swanson is by far his biggest test since dropping 10lbs. Swanson is on a fantastic five-fight win streak, defeating the likes of Ross Peason, Dustin Poirier and Denis Siver on the way.
The pair meet in the main event of UFC Fight Night 44 in San Antonio, Texas.
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