Cub Swanson and Frankie Edgar will both be competing at UFC 162. Unfortunately for fight fans, they won’t be facing each other. Interesting…
Instead, Edgar battles Charles Oliveira and Swanson will stand opposite Dennis Siver (pictured).
Swanson and Siver were supposed to square off at UFC on FUEL TV 7, but Siver was forced to withdraw from the scrap with an undisclosed injury. Swanson went on to post a unanimous decision victory over Dustin Poirier that February evening.
Swanson is perfect through his past four outings. Three of those wins have been via some form of knockout.
Siver, meanwhile, was last seen beating Nam Phan in December. The 34-year-old has won both of his featherweight fights since dropping from the lightweight division.
The 145-pound shootout will likely appear in the prelims.
MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada hosts the July 6 extravaganza.
Here is the show’s current roster:
Seth Baczynski vs. Brian Melancon
Chris Leben vs. Andrew Craig
Cub Swanson vs. Dennis Siver
Ricardo Lamas vs. “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung
Frankie Edgar vs. Charles Oliveira
Mark Munoz vs. Tim Boetsch
Roger Gracie vs. Tim Kennedy
Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva (UFC middleweight champion)