Swick-Thiago Official for UFC 109

By Loretta Hunt Jan 6, 2010
Mike Swick will replace injured teammate Josh Koscheck in a welterweight bout against Paulo Thiago at UFC 109 on Feb. 6 in Las Vegas., the promotion announced this week.

The 30-year-old Swick, who trains alongside Koscheck at American Kickboxing Academy, lost a unanimous decision to Brit Dan Hardy in a pivotal contender’s bout at UFC 105 on Nov. 14 in Manchester, England. Prior to that, Swick had only one other loss in his last 11 bouts: a unanimous decision defeat to Yushin Okami in a middleweight contest at UFC 69 in Houston.

Thiago grinded out a unanimous decision over newcomer Jacob Volkmann at UFC 106 on Nov. 21 in Las Vegas. The Brazilian’s only career defeat came at the hands of Jon Fitch, also an AKA product, at UFC 100 last July in Las Vegas. Thiago stopped Koscheck with first-round strikes at UFC 95 last February in London.
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