Erik Koch and Cub Swanson To Try It Again at UFC 132

UFC logoThe Ultimate Fighting Championship early Tuesday confirmed that a bantamweight title fight between current champion Dominick Cruz and challenger Urijah Faber would headline UFC 132.

Later in the day, the promotion added two more former WEC standouts to the July 2 card.

“Rising star Erik Koch, who took home Knockout of the Night at the stacked UFC 128 event, will take on Cub Swanson, who earned Fight Of The Night honors in his last outing,” said UFC president Dana White.

Koch (12-1) earned that Knockout of the Night by flooring Raphael Assuncao in New Jersey. Koch is currently on a three-fight streak since his lone defeat, a unanimous decision loss to No. 2 ranked featherweight Chad Mendes.

The fight will be Swanson’s UFC debut. With a 15-4 professional record, Swanson’s last time in the cage was a split decision win over Mackens Semerzier at WEC 52 in November. Like Koch, his last loss was to Mendes.

Koch and Swanson were originally expected to fight at UFC on Versus 3: Sanchez vs. Kampmann in March. Swanson, however, was forced out of that bout due to a training injury.

UFC 132: Cruz vs. Faber takes place on July 2 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.