Wrestling Video Ranking: 4 / 5
Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC’s Featherweight contender Cub Swanson has been given a new contract by the promotion, having put pen to paper on a new five fight contract ahead of his UFC 162 showdown against Dennis Siver on the 6th of July. Swanson has been in scintillating form over his last couple of fights and the new contract is the UFC’s way of saying they want to keep him at the promotion for the foreseeable future.
The 29 year old fighter recently announced the new via his official account on Twitter where he also gave details of the length of the contract. Swanson has a professional record of 19 wins and 5 losses in his professional Mixed Martial Arts contract and is currently ranked fifth in the Featherweight rankings of the UFC, and he will take on the sixth ranked Dennis Siver.
Their fight at UFC 162 is scheduled for the main card on the UFC 162: Silva v/s Weidman fight which will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Having suffered defeat at the hands of his UFC debut against Ricardo Lamas, Swanson has emerged as a strong contender for the UFC Featherweight Championship since then, and he will hope to move another step closer to the title when he takes on Siver.
A win would move him within a single win, possibly, of landing a title shot and a rematch against the reigning UFC Featherweight champion Jose Aldo. And although it has become almost redundant piece of news on the part of the UFC, the fact that they decided to upgrade the contract of Swanson is a sure sign they view him as a contender for some time in the future and would want him to stick around long enough for it.
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Wrestling Movie Rating: 4 / five
Although the Miz has a larger fan base and began ahead of Alberto Del Rio in terms of impression and more impactful face turns, than what Alberto del Rio has, the latter has turned out to be more successful career wise. He has gone up to the class of John Cena when judged according to stardom because he recently defeated Big Show at the World Heavyweight Championship. On the other hand, in spite of having styles required for the WWE the Miz has not been able to make it that big because his report card has a balance of wins and losses so much of his talent has been nullified.
Alberto Del Rio had competed for the World Heavyweight Championship past this summer but could not make a mark among the fans, while the Miz had a fairly good start at the WWE Championship title bout but could not keep up the consistency. If the talent and impacts and face turns are considered then it should the Miz who should be adorning the World Heavyweight title right now and Alberto Del Rio should be putting himself on the run for the United States Championship. Unfortunately, the situations for the two are actually other way around.
The fans were pleased to see the Miz making a comeback at the WWE Championship Money in the Bank contract match but WWE did not cache on the Miz’s new acclaimed fame, instead, they gave Alberto Del Rio who was going miserable out there, another chance in the main events against Dolph Ziggler and the like. Hence the Miz almost went unnoticed. Recently, the Miz lost to Cesaro at Royal Rumble and seems out to have lost the steam so it will be quite difficult for him to make up to Del Rio’s position.