Dan "The Outlaw" Hardy was able to defeat Mike "Quick" Swick in a three round affair, likely earning himself a title shot against current UFC welterweight champion Georges "Rush" St. Pierre at a future date.
The fight started off very even. The first round was a clinch battle, but with more positional jockeying that outright damage. A difficult round to score as both fighters managed to land a few shots and put the other fighter's back against the fence.
Round two, however, was when Hardy began to take over.
A big punch from Hardy wobbled the American Kickboxing Academy welterweight and Hardy followed up. Swick was able to recover and even land a few shots of his own in the round, but never turned the tide or scored enough damage to offset Hardy's punching.
Round three saw Swick landing a nice combination of his own, but to no avail. The Brit eventually landed shots of his won and took Swick down, avoided a weak guillotine attempt and poured on the damage. Even though the referee eventually stood them up, Swick's fate was sealed.
30-27, 30-27 and 29-28 are the official scores of the bout.