Round 1 - Referee "Big" John McCarthy in the cage. Both fighters bouncing early. Swanson misses a high kick but lands to the body and legs shortly after. Quick scramble sees both hit the deck but poop back up. Swanson keeping the low kicks coming. Swanson kicks directly to the cup, and Lamas takes a quick break. Lamas ducks in for a takedown on the restart. Second effort sees the fight hit the deck. Swanson tries to spin up, but Lamas presses him back down. Swanson tries to snag a guillotine on his left side, but it's not there. He patiently adjusts, and it looks like it may be getting tight. Lamas tries to slam out. He can't, but he powers up to his feet, and Swanson lets go. Swanson's head bleeding a bit. Lamas fires a capoeira kick and smiles. This fight just got fun. Swanson lands two big right hands. Lamas pushes in and tries to scoot to the back. Instead, it's Swanson he scrambles into side control. Swanson scissors the neck briefly. Nothing there, so they scramble up before the bell. Spirited opening round, and MMAjunkie.com sees it for Swanson, 10-9.
Round 2 - Right hand lands for Swanson. He slips on a high kick and Lamas charges. Swanson quickly answers as well, and the crowd is feeling this scrap. Just as the start to explode, Lamas ducks in and brings the fight to the floor. Swanson works his left leg up and looks for an omo plata. Not there, and Lamas punches away when he's free. Swanson scrambles to a knee, and Lamas looks for the back. Swanson feels it and spins in. Lamas sets up the side choke beautifully in the transition, and he jumps off to lock it in. Swanson looking for some way to defend, but he's trapped. Tap. Ricardo Lamas def. Cub Swanson via submission (arm triangle choke) - Round 2, 2:16.