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Jeremy Stephens Says He Has An Advantage Going Into Cub Swanson Fight

Andrew Ravens

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“I have the striking advantage with the power,” Stephens said.  “He TKO’s people, but when I knock people out they don’t move, they don’t get up.  Their corners have to carry them back and ask them what the f–k just happened.  He TKO’s guys where they’re still rocked and dazed, but they’re still seeing the lights compared to when I do it, the lights just go completely out.”

Jeremy Stephens (23-9) Has 15 knockouts, 3 submissions and 5 decision victories in his MMA career. The longtime fighter has been with the UFC since May / 26 / 2007.

“When I hit people, it’s not a flash knockout where they get back up and I hit them a couple of times and the ref stops it and they’re like ‘oh I wasn’t out’.  I hit people where it’s like ‘what happened?’. The coaches have to wake them up.  That’s just a difference in power.”

In his last seven fights he is 4-3. In his last five he is 3-2, in his last three fights he is 3-0 coming into this fight with Club Swanson.

“I can strike with him, I can ground and pound him, I can out wrestle him, I can get back up to my feet and I can submit him. I know I can beat this guy.”

UFC Fight Night 44 goes down next Saturday night on UFC Fight Pass and Fox Sports 1. MMA Frenzy will have the latest news leading up to, during and after the event, as well as having the latest and greatest live play-by-play coverage of the event. From the first fight of the prelm side of the card of Fight Pass and to the fight, fight on the main card that airs on Fox Sports 1.  The headlining fight is Cub Swanson vs. Jeremy Stephens, the co-main event is Kelvin Gastelum vs. Nicholas Musoke. The event airs from San Antonio’s AT&T Center. The show starts with Anthony Hamilton vs. Oleksiy Oliynyk  on Fight Pass at 7:30 p.m. ET. Then switching to Fox Sports 1 with Ryan Benoit vs. Ray Borg at 8:00.PM.ET and then starting the real fights with the main card at 10 p.m. ET with Bryan Barberena vs. Joe Ellenberger kicks off the main card. We will be providing live play-by-play coverage for each fight, as well as having minute to minute updates through the night and after the fights happen. Also, stay tuned for the post event news.


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