UFC Fight Night 44’s Jeremy Stephens is ready to go with Cub Swanson, he is poised, confident and has strategy on how he will will win this fight.
“I feel like my MMA game overall is better,” Stephens told MMAjunkie. “I’m a better wrestler, I’m the more explosive striker, and I can beat him with basics. I can rip his arm off; I can do it all. I’ve been there, I’ve fought the top guys, I’ve been at this level for a long time, I’ve been a lot more active, and I feel like I’ll be the biggest, stronger, faster MMA fighter, and I’ll be the better man that night. I can’t wait to prove it.”
Jeremy Stephens (23-9) Has 15 knockouts, 3 submissions and 5 decision victories in his MMA career.
“When you look at my fights and I knock people out, they go out,” Stephens said. “They have to get woken up. As compared to when he knocks people out, they’re just kind of dazed and still wobbly, but they’re still up and still conscious. That’s not me talking sh-t or anything false, that’s an actual true statement.
The longtime fighter has been with the UFC since May / 26 / 2007. In his last seven fights he is 4-3.
“When I knock people out, they’re asking, ‘What happened? Did I fight yet?’ They’re just trying to get their wits about them. It’s not a sh-t-talking statement; that’s a true statement. It’s been proven. I have the more explosive power, and he utilizes a lot of footwork and movement, but I can cut him off and counter him and overall play my game. I feel like if he wants to play the stand-up game, he’ll figure out real quick after I hit him one time who the more powerful and explosive striker.”
In his last five he is 3-2, in his last three fights he is 3-0 coming into this fight with Club Swanson.
He beat Estevan Payan via unanimous decision at UFC 160 – Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2 on May / 25 / 2013. Then Rony Mariano Bezerra via knockout at UFC Fight Night – Belfort vs. Henderson on Nov / 09 / 2013, and then Darren Elkins via unanimous decision at UFC on Fox 10 – Henderson vs. Thomson on Jan / 25 / 2014.
“I can do whatever I want in this fight, and I’m very confident in doing so. I know I can do it. It’s getting down to the time where I go out there and shock the world with it.”
Site Reminder: UFC Fight Night 44 goes down this 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 prelim side of the card on Fight Pass and to the fight the big fights 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.