The UFC has just officially announced the welterweight bout between Mike Swick and Paulo Thiago for UFC 109. Not a big shocker as word broke a week ago that Swick would be stepping in to replace his fallen American Kickboxing Academy teammate, Josh Koscheck, at the February 6th event.
Swick holds an impressive 14-3 record, but dropped a lopsided unanimous decision to Dan Hardy at UFC 105 last month. The loss marked his first since dropping to the welterweight division back in January of 2008.
Speaking of nasty records, Thiago boasts a 12-1 mark of his own – with seven of his victories coming via submission. The Brazilian’s only loss came at the hands of his American Kickboxing Academy teammate Jon Fitch at UFC 100.