Cub Swanson vs David Ortega 9 December 2017: UFC Fight Night Preview and Predictions
9 December 2017/2200ET
Brian Ortega (66/67) Cub Swanson (19/20) See the Latest Odds
The main event for UFC fight night will take place between two of the better fighters in the featherweight division as Cub Swanson takes on Brian Ortega. Both of these fighters are from California so I am sure that they will both want to perform in front of their home fans.
Cub Swanson is currently ranked 4th in the division and he will know that he is close to getting a shot at the title. The American is a deadly fighter but at his age, he knows that this might be his last shot at the title. This is a must win fight for Cub Swanson since a loss would make it hard for him to challenge for the title.
USA TODAY Sports
On the other side of the coin, Brain Ortega enters this fight having never lost in mixed martial arts. Ortega is much younger and he seems to be in better physical shape when compared to his opponent. Brian Ortega is deadly when it comes to submission and it is highly likely he will try to make this fight a ground fight since that is where he is more comfortable.
With all that in mind, I think that this will be a very close fight that Brian Ortega will win. Ortega is looking in much better shape in my opinion and I think that will allow him to control this fight, especially in the latter stages when Cub Swanson might tire. As far as betting is concerned, we are getting a pretty good price on Brian Ortega to win this fight so I think that will probably be the best bet we can make. In addition to that, I like this fight to end by submission so that is another possible wager which looks profitable.