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Cub Swanson Says Fight With Dennis Siver Is No. 1 Contender Match

Cub Swanson will face Dennis Siver at UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald next month. And, the co-main event bout from London just received a little more importance, according to Swanson.

“I’m being told my fight with Dennis Siver is for #1 contender,” Swanson posted on Twitter. “I’m gonna kill it.”

Swanson (18-5) has won three straight since a submission loss to Ricardo Lamas in his UFC debut. He has stopped all three opponents, earning TKO victories over George Roop and Ross Pearson, and a knockout of Charles Oliveira.

A win could position Swanson for a rematch with current UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo. The two met in the WEC back in 2009, and Aldo scored an eight-second TKO victory in highlight-reel fashion with a double flying knee.

Siver (21-8) is 6-1 in his last seven, including two consecutive wins. His only loss during his current stretch came to Donald Cerrone in late 2011.