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Erik Koch vs. Cub Swanson Added to UFC 132 on July 2

Erik KochRising featherweight Erik Koch will welcome fellow WEC vet Cub Swanson to the UFC when they square off in a 145-pound matchup at UFC 132 on July 2 in Las Vegas, the UFC announced today.

“Rising star Erik Koch, who took home Knockout of the Night at the stacked UFC 128 event, will take on Cub Swanson, who earned Fight Of The Night honors in his last outing,” UFC President Dana White said in the announcement.

Koch (12-1) knocked out Raphael Assuncao at March’s UFC 128 for his third-straight win, while Swanson (15-4) topped Mackens Semerzier for”Fight of the Night” honors in November after dropping two of his last three.

WEC veterans also headline the UFC 132 fight card, as UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz rematches former WEC title-holder Urijah Faber.

UFC 132 also includes Wanderlei Silva vs. Chris Leben and Tito Ortiz vs. Ryan Bader.

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