Shane Burgos vs. Josh Emmett Planned For June 20 Event

Burgos EmmettRanked Encounter Between Burgos, Emmett A potential barn burner of a featherweight fight is being planned next month between Shane Burgos and Josh Emmett. That’s according to MMA Junkie citing multiple people close to the situation after an initial report from ESPN’s Ariel Helwani. The fight is currently in the works for the UFC’s upcoming […]

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Ranked Encounter Between Burgos, Emmett

A potential barn burner of a featherweight fight is being planned next month between Shane Burgos and Josh Emmett.

That’s according to MMA Junkie citing multiple people close to the situation after an initial report from ESPN’s Ariel Helwani. The fight is currently in the works for the UFC’s upcoming June 20 event which has no venue or location at the time of writing.

Burgos is currently on a three-fight winning streak following his knockout defeat to top contender Calvin Kattar — his only professional setback. In that run, he has defeated the likes of Kurt Holobaugh, Cub Swanson and most recently, Makwan Amirkhani.

“Hurricane” has since signed a new four-fight deal with the UFC as he looks to continue climbing up the ranks where is currently ranked No. 10.

Emmett is also enjoying a good run with two straight knockout wins over Michael Johnson and Mirsad Bektic following his knockout defeat to Jeremy Stephens in early 2018. In total, he has won four of his last five.

As it stands, the Team Alpha Male fighter is currently ranked No. 8 in the featherweight rankings.

Here is how the June 20 event looks at the time of writing:

  • Raquel Pennington vs. Marion Reneau
  • Roxanne Modafferi vs. Lauren Murphy
  • Lyman Good vs. Belal Muhammad
  • Shane Burgos vs. Josh Emmett

What do you think of this fight?

UFC Ottawa Results: Shane Burgos Gets Nod Over Cub Swanson

UFC Ottawa played host to a pivotal featherweight contest between Cub Swanson and Shane Burgos. As always, LowkickMMA will have you covered with all the results from UFC on ESPN+ 9 from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada as they happen. Swanson (25-10) has seen better days. The longtime veteran has dropped his last three fights heading into […]

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UFC Ottawa played host to a pivotal featherweight contest between Cub Swanson and Shane Burgos.

As always, LowkickMMA will have you covered with all the results from UFC on ESPN+ 9 from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada as they happen.

Swanson (25-10) has seen better days. The longtime veteran has dropped his last three fights heading into Saturday night. A win is of the utmost importance for the So-Cal native.

As for Burgos (11-1). After losing the only fight of his career, “The Hurricane” got back on track by defeating Kurt Holobaugh at UFC 230. A win over Swanson would likely propel Burgos into the top 15.

Round One

Burgos opens up with a jab, Swanson with a side kick. Swanson lands a right hook, left cross combo. Burgos plots forward and pops his jab again. Swanson drives home a leg kick. Burgos answers with one of his own. Swanson launches an attack with his hands, Burgos shells up and defends. Burgos rips a left hook to the body. Very technical thus far for Burgos. Swanson throws a head kick up and clips Burgos. Burgos goes body, head on the left side. Both fighters trade low kicks, Swanson doubles up his jab. One minute to go in the round. Burgos pops his jab again, his five plus inch reach advantage his coming in handy here. Swanson wings a right hook. The horn sounds.

Round Two

Both fighters open up with rapid-fire jabs. Burgos lands a leg kick. Swanson lands a right hand, then a left. He throws a sidekick to boot. Swanson fainting and moving in, he lands a nice one-two down the middle. Swanson lands an uppercut and then a body kick. Burgos eats it and walks through. He lands an uppercut. Swanson connects on a big right hook. Burgos lands a leg kick. Swanson fires back with a kick. The men trade jabs, Burgos sneaks an uppercut in behind his jab. Again, the fighters trade right hands. Swanson lands a right hand and a leg kick. Burgos steps aside and lands a right. He walks Swanson down but Swanson answers with a left hand that backs Burgos up. The horn sounds.

Round Three

Swanson opens up with a left hand, then a leg kick. Burgos has great head movement and lands a right hand. Swanson is in his face here. He fakes a takedown. Burgos backs up and lands a double jab. He cracks Swanson with a straight left hand. Swanson gets in on a takedown near the cage. He gets his hands locked around Burgos’ waist. He unloads a bevy of knees to Burgos’ thighs. He can’t get Burgos to the ground but those knees have to hurt. Burgos defends and breaks his grip. The fighters recenter and Burgos nearly lands a huge left hook. 90 seconds left in the fight. Burgos moves forward and cracks Swanson with a right, then another right. Swanson throws a left. Burgos walks Swanson down and pops a left hand. He goes to the head with a kick. Then the body. Swanson tries to get the fight to the ground Burgos lands a head kick as the fight ends.

Shane Burgos defeats Cub Swanson via split decision (30-27, 27-30, 29-28)

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UFC Ottawa’s Shane Burgos On Fighting Cub Swanson: ‘It’s Pretty Surreal’

Shane Burgos has respect for Cub Swanson, but he knows what must be done if he wants to climb the 145-pound ladder. Tonight (May 4), Burgos will meet Swanson in a featherweight clash. The bout will be featured on the main card of UFC Ottawa. It’s…

Shane Burgos has respect for Cub Swanson, but he knows what must be done if he wants to climb the 145-pound ladder. Tonight (May 4), Burgos will meet Swanson in a featherweight clash. The bout will be featured on the main card of UFC Ottawa. It’s a big opportunity for the unranked Burgos as Swanson […]

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Cub Swanson Discusses TJ Dillashaw’s EPO Failure Before UFC Ottawa

UFC on ESPN+ 9’s Cub Swanson is looking to continue his winning ways north of the border as he looks to go 3-0 in Canada. For Swanson, it was business as usual as he prepared for this weekend’s fight. Except for one thing, that is – the T.J. Dillashaw EPO news. While that doesn’t directly […]

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UFC on ESPN+ 9’s Cub Swanson is looking to continue his winning ways north of the border as he looks to go 3-0 in Canada.

For Swanson, it was business as usual as he prepared for this weekend’s fight. Except for one thing, that is – the T.J. Dillashaw EPO news.

While that doesn’t directly affect Swanson, they are teammates, however. Still, Swanson found out the news just like the rest of us.

“I kind of found out like everybody else,” Swanson said at a media day in support of UFC on ESPN+ 9 (via MMA Junkie). “It was quite a shock because as far as our team, we have standards and stuff like that about being honest and going through stuff. But he’s still a part of our team, and it’s a decision he made. We forgive him for it. It’s unfortunate.”

Dillashaw has fessed up to his EPO use. However, the collateral damage has been done to his teammates and the court of public opinion is quick to convict.

“Obviously, I didn’t like being put in pictures and the whole team being accused of stuff – that’s not true,” Swanson said.

“He feels terrible about the whole situation, and the talking’s been pretty minimal (between him and I) because I was training for this fight. But we’re working past it. I think it did (shine a negative light on the team). But people can think what they want. I got drug tested more this camp, which is fine. I’m for more drug testing because I don’t do any of that – it doesn’t bother me.”

Although he is 2-0 in Canada, Swanson has been defeated in his last three fights. The SoCal native looks to snap a losing streak and make it a perfect 3-0 on Saturday (May 4, 2019) night.

“It definitely makes me upset with myself and my performances, so it makes me (pay more) attention to detail,” Swanson said about getting ready with the skid on his mind. “But going into the fight, I’m thinking about how I’m undefeated here in Canada, so that’s a streak I like a little better. I put a lot of attention into details, fixing mistakes, and I’m ready for this.”

Cub Swanson will fight Shane Burgos in a featured featherweight fight on the main card of UFC on ESPN+ 9.

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Cub Swanson vs. Shane Burgos Set for UFC Ottawa

UFC Ottawa just picked up a major featherweight bout against former title challenger Cub Swanson and rising 28-year-old prospect Shane Burgos, as originally reported by The Toronto Sun on Wednesday. This May 4 event will mark the 2019 debut for both fi…

UFC Ottawa just picked up a major featherweight bout against former title challenger Cub Swanson and rising 28-year-old prospect Shane Burgos, as originally reported by The Toronto Sun on Wednesday. This May 4 event will mark the 2019 debut for both fighters in what should prove to be an action-packed scrap. Cub Swanson (25-10) remains […]

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Six Biggest Takeaways From An Insane UFC 230

The UFC’s annual Madison Square Garden pay-per-view (PPV) event is in the books. UFC 230 provided some great bouts and moments for fans in New York. Daniel Cormier defended his title against “The Black Beast” Derrick Lewis in the main event, Chris Weidman and Jacaré Souza put on a show for the fans in an […]

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The UFC’s annual Madison Square Garden pay-per-view (PPV) event is in the books. UFC 230 provided some great bouts and moments for fans in New York.

Daniel Cormier defended his title against “The Black Beast” Derrick Lewis in the main event, Chris Weidman and Jacaré Souza put on a show for the fans in an instant classic middleweight co-main event. The rest of the PPV main card was entertaining and not to mention the prelims provided us with some fantastic fights.

After a whirlwind weekend of fights, it can be difficult to organize your thoughts regarding the outcomes. After all, there were a total of 12 fights at UFC 230. That’s why we here at LowkickMMA have done the legwork for you.

Here are the six biggest takeaways from an insane UFC 230.

“DC” Has Claim At Being GOAT

At this point in his Hall of Fame career, it can be argued that Daniel Cormier is in the running for greatest of all-time.

The 39-year-old Cormier will most likely hang up the gloves after he fights Brock Lesnar in the first quarter of 2019. If he beats Lesnar as most expect he will, he will retire with a record of 23-1(1) with the only loss being to his rival Jon Jones.

Whether he is competing at light heavyweight or he is defending his title at heavyweight, “DC” just gets it done. He is a winner in every sense of the word.

His victory over Derrick Lewis was expected, but the manner in which Cormier beat Lewis is what continually impresses fight fans. ‘DC” didn’t have to absorb one power punch from “The Black Beast.” He was able to execute his game plan to a tee.

It’s my belief that not only does Cormier have a claim at being the GOAT, but I believe he has dominated time and again that he is deserving of that title.

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