Cub Swanson Biography

( 1983 - )
September 2, 2018
First published on:March 29, 2017
by Bchrome

Facts of Cub Swanson

Date of Birth: 1983, November 2
Age: 35 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Birth Sign:: scorpio
Birth Name Kevin Luke "Cub" Swanson
Famous Name Cub Swanson
Nationality American
Ethnicity white
Birth Place Palm Springs, California, U.S.
Currently Working For Ultimate Fighting Championship
Net Worth $1,984,500
Weight in KG 66 kg
Girlfriend N/A
Currently Married N/A

Cub Swanson is an American mixed martial artist who currently competes in the featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).


As of August 8, 2018, he is ranked #7 in the official UFC featherweight rankings and is #4 Featherweight in the world by Sherdog. 

Early Life

Cub Swanson was born on Nov 2, 1983, so he is currently 34 years old as of 2018in Palm Springs, California, United States. He is a white-American MMA fighter currently signed up with the UFC promotion. Further, Swanson's star sign is Sagittarius.

Growing up, Swanson went to Cathedral City High School, but Swanson soon was associating with street gangs and indulged fights. At his teenage, he was sent to a juvenile detention center for committing a house robbery with his friends.

MMA Career

Upon training and practicing of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, he made his WEC debut on March 24, 2007. On his debut match, he defeated Tommy Lee. On Dec 3, 2008, at WEC 37, he faced Hiroyuki Takaya and won the fight via unanimous decision. On June 7, 2009, at WEC 41, he faced veteran Jose Aldo and but was defeated by Aldo in 8 seconds into the first round via double flying knee.

On October 28, 2010, World Extreme Cagefighting get merged with the Ultimate Fighting Championship and all fighters of WEC transferred to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

On Nov 12, 2011, at UFC on Fox 1, he lost the fight via submission in the second round against the Ricardo Lamas. In his second fight, on January 28, 2012, at UFC on Fox: Evans vs. Davis, he faced George Roop and won the fight via TKO in the second round.

On Dec 10, 2016, at UFC 206, he faced Doo Ho Choi and won the fight via unanimous decision. On April 22, 2017, at UFC Fight Night 108, Cub Swanson defeated Artem Lobov via unanimous decision but went on to lose against Brian Ortega in December.

Swanson faced Frankie Edger and Renato Moicano in 2018 but lost both fights.

Personal Life & Affair of Cub Swanson

Digging into his personal life, Cub Swanson was born to a Swedish-American father and a Mexican mother. He is not the single child of his parents. He has three siblings. His father died after three months of his birth. Born in the religious family, he spent most of his childhood in church.

Cub Swanson has maintained a low profile regarding his private matters. He not married but has a daughter with his long-term partner Kenda Perez and has a daughter Royal Rae Swanson. His girlfriend and possible wife to be, Kenda is a model and host of Best of Pride Fighting Championships and Best Of WEC on Fox Sports 1. Kenda gave birth to Royal on August 21, 2017, and their lovely daughter is one year old now.

Salary, Net Worth, and Facts

One of the popular fighters of UFC, Cub Swanson is earning a fortune of salary. As of 2018, he has made the career earnings of about $2 million.

Swanson has the estimated net worth of about $1.5 million. He earned about $200,000 for his fight at UFC 206 and was paid $146,000 at UFC Fight Night 123.

He is popular on social networking sites handle with many followers. He has a pleasant personality. He has a standing height of 5 feet and 8 inches. His weight is around 66 kg. 


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