Tag:Mike Swick
Posted on: September 5, 2009 11:34 am

Swick out of Kampmann fight due to concussion

Mike Swick has pulled out of his scheduled fight with Martin Kampmann at UFC 103 in Dallas on Sept. 19 due to a concussion suffered in training.

The new opponent for Kampmann will be Paul "Semtex" Daley, who has reportedly verbally agreed to accept the fight on short notice.

The story of Swick's injury was first reported by The Sun in the U.K. and was later confirmed by Swick via his Twitter account:

"I am out of UFC 103. It sucks and I am sorry guys..."

He later verified the reason for his injury in a separate tweet.

"I got foot swept while sparring this week and lost my legs. Landed on back of my head and neck and suffered a pretty bad concussion."

According to the Sun, Swick was swept by American Kickboxing Academy teammate Josh Koscheck during the training session.

The British-born Daley is a well-known MMA star in his home country, and was featured in the U.S. last year on CBS EliteXC Saturday Night Fights, losing to Jake Shields. Daley signed with the UFC this summer after the Affliction MMA promotion closed up shop.

News of the verbal agreement for Daley vs. Kampmann was first reported by MMA Weekly , with the signed bout agreement still pending.

Swick vs. Kampmann was informally viewed as a fight to determine a No. 1 contender to welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre.
Posted on: June 13, 2009 4:11 pm
Edited on: June 13, 2009 4:23 pm

UFC 99 live results: Swick vs. Saunders

Up next is Saunders vs. Swick at welterweight.

Round 1: Swick with a takedown. Swick presses him against the cage but Saunders is keeping him from posturing up to land strikes. Swick sneaks in a few left hands. Saunders is still holding Swick to keep him from striking. The microphones catch Swick asking Saunders if he's going to hold him all night, and Saunders says "stand back up, bitch." Nice. Swick still working to strike on the ground. Saunders with butterfly guard. The referee finally separates them. Saunders with a left kick to the ribs. They exchange combinations of punches. Saunders with a body lock against the fence. Saunders lands a nice standing knee to Swick's head from the clinch. Saunders working knees to the body as Swick reverses him against the fence. Close first round, but I'd probably give it to Saunders 10-9.

Round 2: Saunders throws a knee, Swick takes him down and moves to mount. Saunders takes guard and we're right back where we were in Round 1. Swick's getting some strikes in from the top. Saunders with a body triangle. Swick with a few rights to the head. Referee stands them up again. Saunders with a leg kick and Swick answers with a combo. Swick with knees to the body. Saunders misses a front kick. Saunders with a leg kick and Swick counters with an overhand right. Saunders throws another leg kick and Swick counters with fists. Saunders is hurt, and Swick attacks with a flurry of hands until Saunders falls to his knees, and the referee stops it. It was a trio of rights to the jaw that appear to have done Saunders in.

Winner: Mike Swick defeats Ben Saunders via TKO due to strikes at 3:47 of Round 2.
Posted on: November 20, 2008 7:29 pm
Edited on: November 20, 2008 7:36 pm

UFC re-hires Fitch after he agrees to rights deal

In a follow-up to the story on the UFC's falling-out with American Kickboxing Academy fighters over their refusal to sign over the lifetime rights to their names and likenesses for video games, both Jon Fitch and Christian Wellisch were re-hired Thursday, according to a report by MMARated.com.

Fitch reportedly contacted UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta directly and agreed to sign the rights agreement after all, and was subsequently re-hired. His fight at UFC 94 with Akihiro Gono is back on.

Wellisch, according to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer newsletter, had agreed all along to sign the rights agreement, but was fired anyway when UFC president Dana White had a falling out with manager DeWayne Zinkin, who represents many UFC fighters both independently and in cooperation with Bob Cook at AKA. Wellisch also got his job back today.

Meltzer reports that the other fighters in question -- which include Josh Koscheck and Cain Velasquez, along with possible others -- due to the rights agreement issue are still in negotiations.

Posted on: June 7, 2008 4:13 pm
Edited on: June 7, 2008 4:45 pm

UFC 85 results: Davis vs. Swick

Marcus Davis vs. Mike Swick is up next.

Round 1: Swick throws several head kicks and tries a flying knee. Davis initiates a clinch. Takedown attempt by Davis but he can't finish it. Davis tries a guillotine. Swick ends up in Davis' full guard. Swick passes for side control but Davis quickly takes full guard again. Swick now working from half guard, with Davis against the cage. Swick does some ground and pound. Davis is bleeding, but he's an easy bleeder so that's not a major turn of events. The round ends with both guys in virtually the same spot, both working hard but neither doing any major damage. 10-9 Swick.

Round 2: Davis lands a right and Swick smiles at him. Swick answers with two consecutive right head kicks and a knee. He takes Davis down again and Davis takes full guard. Swick passes guard for side control. Swick tries for a mount and winds up giving Davis half guard. Davis grabs the right arm and tries for a kimura. He gets enough leverage to spin out from under Swick and get to his feet. Swick with a knee. Davis answers with a right hand. Davis clinches Swick against the cage. Both men landing knees to the body and Davis is mixing in some dirty boxing uppercuts. Davis gets Swick down and Swick tries a triangle, but Davis slips out. Swick back to his feet and forces Davis to his back, and the round ends. Close round, but I'll give it to Swick again, 10-9, based on better control.

Round 3: They stand up again and the pace has considerably slowed. Davis needs a big finish here. They're working against the cage, but neither is accomplishing much. Davis with a takedown, and Swick is right back to his feet. Swick gets Davis down and works more ground and pound, with Davis bleeding more. Swick and Davis hammer away for the last ten seconds of the fight but neither finishes. Swick was deducted a point for grabbing the fence, but it probably won't make a difference. Swick 10-9, and it should be a unanimous decision.

Winner: Mike Swick defeated Marcus Davis via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27) after three rounds.

The fight marks the end of Davis' 11-fight win streak.
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