New UFC signee Tatsuya Kawajiri wants Cub Swanson for first fight

Joe Camporeale-US PRESSWIRE

Tatsuya Kawajiri recently stated on twitter that he'd like to fight Cub Swanson in his UFC debut because Swanson defeated his friend in the WEC.

Tatsuya Kawajiri was one of Japan's most exciting fighters for years, and he recently signed with the UFC. While a debut bout hasn't been announced yet, Kawajiri took to twitter to explain that he'd like to fight one of the world's top featherweights in his first trip to the octagon. Not necessarily just because he's an elite fighter, but because the man defeated his friend back in 2008. Here's the tweet:

Cub Swanson (20-5) has won five fights in a row and is currently in the top five in the official UFC featherweight rankings. But he isn't scheduled for a fight and hasn't competed since July. Kawajiri (32-7-2) is certainly asking for a tough test in his first bout, but it'd definitely be exciting.


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