Erik Koch to fight Cub Swanson

Updated: April 6, 2011, 8:55 AM ET
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

Featherweight Erik Koch will look to extend his winning streak to four on July 2 when he meets veteran Cub Swanson, UFC president Dana White announced Wednesday.

"Rising star Erik Koch, who took home Fight of the Night honors at the stacked UFC 128 event, will take on Cub Swanson, who earned Fight of the Night honors in his last fight," White said Tuesday night.

Koch and Swanson will meet at UFC 132 in Las Vegas. In the main event, bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz defends his belt against former WEC titleholder Urijah Faber.

In his most recent fight, Koch knocked out Raphael Assuncao in the first round to improve to 12-1-0. That bout took place last month in Newark, N.J.

Swanson will bring a 15-4-0 record into the Octagon. He defeated Mackens Semerzier by split decision in November at WEC 52.

In his past four fights, Swanson is just 2-2. The losses, however, came against UFC 145-pound champion Jose Aldo and undefeated contender Chad Mendes.

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