Round 1: Swanson looking to work his range early on, both kicks and punches. Pearson working from the pocket, trying to counter with punches. Swanson over-commits and Pearson dumps him to the mat with a well-timed double. Swanson works to his feet in fairly short order. Swanson hotdogging now, he catches Pearson on the neck with a slick Capoeira kick but ends up on his back for it. Swanson gets to his feet again. Swanson timing Pearson well, but the Brit is far from out of the fight, moving forward continually.
FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Swanson
Round 2: Pearson has things together a little better to start the round, but Swanson is coming at him throwing bombs. Pearson walking through the punches somehow. Pearson gets a brief takedown from the body lock, but Swanson gets back up and goes back to work. Pearson’s face is busted and bloody, but he’s maintaining crisp technique. Swanson tries a flying knee but he Pearson times it and dumps him to the mat. Swanson nails him with an up-kick, but again Pearson demonstrates an iron chin. Pearson in top control, working solid ground and pound. Swanson having trouble getting up, but he manages eventually. Swanson front kicks Pearson to the face, follows it with two straight rights and then nails him with a left hook that drops him for the count. Two more shots on the ground seal it.
Cub Swanson defeated Ross Pearson via TKO (strikes) at 4:14 of round 2