Shane Burgos joined UFC in 2016. He squared off with Cub Swanson on the main card of UFC on ESPN +9 Saturday night. The two engaged in the sort of chess-match standup bout that can lead to a variety of prospective scores.
Burgo earned a split decision at the Canadian Tire Center in Ottawa, Ontario, after fifteen minutes of action. He scored 30-27 and 29-28 while his opponent got (25-11 MMA, 10-7 UFC).
The first two rounds were close, and Burgo used his skills well, he applied front kicks and wading in as well as landing punches in bunches. On the other hand, Swanson stayed in range and threw single punches which were quite intense than Burgo’s shots.
Swanson, the longtime favorite veteran, picked up the race in the first round; however, he never came close to a finish in the final round, and Burgo did his best and impressed two judges to get the nod.
Burgo was certain about the results. He said that he felt that it should have been unanimous. Burgo has so far won two straight while Swanson has dropped four fights in a row.
UFC results on ESPN+9 are as follows:
- Shane Burgos def. Cub Swanson via split decision (27-30, 30-27, 29-28)
Walt Harris def. Sergey Spivak via TKO (knees, punches) – Round 1, 0:50
Merab Dvalishvil def. Brad Katona via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Andrew Sanchez def. Marc-Andre Barriault via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Vince Morales def. Aiemann Zahabi via unanimous decision ((29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Cole Smith def. Mitch Gagnon via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Matt Sayles def. Kyle Nelson via submission (arm –triangle choke) Round 3, 3:16
Arjan Bhullr def. Juan Adams via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Macy Chiasson def. Sarah Moras via TKO (punches- Round 2, 2:22
Nordine Taleb def. Kyle Prepolec via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 20-27)