Cub Swanson defeats George Roop by knockout. The stoppage came at 2:22 in the second round.
Cub Swanson opened the first round aggressively but had trouble finding his way through George Roop's jab and teep. Roop connected with a 1-2 combination and followed it up with a kick to the body. Cub Swanson attempted a wheel kick but missed as Roop backed away. Swanson closed the distance and staggered Roop with punches. Joe Rogan noted that Roop was fighting with his chin high in the air. Swanson against closed the distance well and landed a clean right hand to George Roop's chin. George Roop attempted a takedown but it was reversed with Swanson ended up working from Roop's guard. A spinning kick from Swanson lands to the liver. Roop attempted a body kick only to get taken down. The rounded ended with Roop regaining his feet but unable to press the action.
After some feeling out in the second round Cub Swanson landed a devastating right hand that dropped George Roop. He followed it up with punches and picked up his first UFC win in the process.
Cub Swanson entered the fight 0-1 in the UFC. He is now 1-1 in the promotion's featherweight division. George Roop entered the fight 2-4 in the UFC. The loss is his second straight after a close fight with Hatsu Hioki.