UFC Atlantic City witnessed Frankie returning to the winning column with a unanimous decision over Cub Swanson in the co-main event. Edgar came out with a big-volume boxing attack and even caught Swanson, causing him to stumble. The second round saw more volume and forward pressure from Edgar, who tried to beat Swanson on the back foot. Swanson stood up for it on the final lap, coming forward and pushing Edgar back, but it was not enough to knock out the former lightweight champion of promotion.
Check out Mookie Alexander's play-by-play from Frankie Edgar's inaugural round against Cub Swanson:
Round 1– Loud chants of Edgar's name from the crowd of Atlantic City. Edgar with the leg kick. Quick combination of Edgar when Swanson came in. Swanson nudged Frankie. Edgar with the only leg but it is not a serious attempt. Another good leg kick from Edgar. Swanson sprays the body. Right hand of Edgar and he swarms Swanson before he changes the level. Nice left hook from Edgar after picking up the takedown. Swanson blocks Edgar's headbutt. Another head butt leads to a slip. Jab of Swanson but combines a hard right hand of the former lightweight champion. Leg kick and a swirling kick from Swanson as the round ends. 10-9 Edgar.
Look at this heavy right hand Swanson landed on Edgar:
Look at Edgar, who lets go with the band: