With a dominant win over Cub Swanson, Frankie Edgar has put himself in the title picture.
Swanson had been guaranteed a title shot against Jose Aldo if he was able to get past Edgar at UFC Fight Night 57, but the match was a one-sided affair from the opening bell. Edgar seemed to be able to take Swanson down at will and it honestly looked like the pressure might have gotten to Swanson as he didn’t seem like himself from the time the match started.
The fight wasn’t close as Edgar won every round and Swanson could only take solace in the fact that he made it to the fifth round. Edgar landed more than 246 strikes and spent more than 15 minutes in the top position on the mat.
Swanson tapped out with just four seconds to go in the final round after Edgar secured a picture-perfect rear naked choke and it was the latest finish in UFC history.
The loss means that Conor McGregor or Ricardo Lamas will likely get the next shot against Jose Aldo for the belt.