Cub Swanson vs Kron Gracie at UFC Fight Night 161

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  1. Thuglife13

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    Kron Gracie Returns Against Cub Swanson At October’s UFC Fight Night Tampa
    6 hours ago Ross Markey

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    Grappling sensation Kron Gracie makes his second Octagon walk this October.
    A featherweight clash between one-time perennial contender Cub Swanson and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu star Kron Gracie has been sealed for October’s UFC Fight Night Tampa. California native Swanson is currently on a four-fight slide, with his most recent win coming in early 2017, while Gracie looks to remain undefeated in his five-fight professional career after a successful Octagon debut at the beginning of the year.

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    Dropping losses to Shane Burgos, Frankie Edgar and grapplers Renato Moicano and Brian Ortega in his last four Octagon walks, a match up with yet another grappling ace not only represents a gigantic hurdle for Swanson, but also a majorly important match up in terms of his future in the promotion. The 35-year-old has notoriously struggled when pitted with high-level Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners in the past and has become somewhat of a stepping stone at 145 pounds. A pairing with Brazil’s Gracie is a dangerous commitment to make.


    Making his Octagon bow in impressive fashion in February, the son of legendary Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu pioneer Rickson Gracie, made good on his UFC call. Earning a first-round rear-naked choke victory after a splendid back take of Alex Caceres, Kron moved to 5-0 as a professional. Honing his craft alongside recent UFC 241 big winner Nate Diaz at Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in California, Kron outlined his intention to remain active throughout the year. Kron has finished all five of his opponents, including a submission of former UFC featherweight Tatsuya Kawajiri in RIZIN. Gracie’s

    submission grappling record is also quite impressive, with the 31-year-old holding victories over Garry Tonon, Shinya Aoki, UFC lightweight Beniel Dariush, and compatriot Otávio Souza to name a few.

    UFC Fight Night Tampa takes place on October 12th. from the Amalie Arena, with a potential strawweight title eliminator between former division best Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Michelle Waterson confirmed to headline the Florida event.
     
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  2. homo fagit

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    Old man Cub loses and then fights Amirkhani in his retirement bout
     
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    Amirkhani is fucking awesome!

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  4. ENOCK

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    Oooo nice!

    Big test for Kron - Cub is no walk in the park and the perfect matchup to see just how far Kron can go.

    Finally a good match making decision.
     
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    He is a character for sure
     
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    @Kron Gracie - where you at Homie!

     
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    I remember his post fight interview after that 8 second win when he said he was gonna buy his mom a bed with wings lol
     
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    very cool fight
     
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    I want a Kron Gracie Roll
     
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    That was good shit. I wasn't a fan of his when he was fighting in Finland but he has been winning me over.
     
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    I want a ice cream Kron...
     
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    very cool video
    Kron is a good dude
     
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    must absolutely suck to be a BJJ black belt but be forced to avoid grappling exchanges at all cost
     
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    They're bringing Kron along pretty fast. Hopefully he won't repeat Roger's missteps. Demian or Jacare are smarter careers to follow.
     
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    Kron is a good guy.
    but
    War Cub. Motherfing War.
     
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    Kron looks the part but thats a serious 2nd fight in the octagon, few steps up from Bruce Leroy anyway.

    Although Cub hasn't looked great in a while and has been choked a few times in recent memory.
     
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    I looks like i'm the only one thinking this is a bad matchup for Kron, Cub has a above average stand up game, unless Kron can get him to the ground real fast he's gonna get lit up.
    I respect the challenge Kron is taking but this is pretty crazy for a second fight in the octagon.
     
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    I'm with you. Too soon for Kron. Cub has lots of experience and will get the win.
     
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    Cub just needs to keep his distance and land those shots from the outside, whats Cub really good at again.......oh wait.
     
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