|Name||Kevin Luke Swanson|
|Weight Class||Featherweight (145 lbs.)|
|Height||5' 7" (170 cm)|
|Birth Date||November 2, 1983|
|Fighting Out Of||Orange County, California|
|Cub Swanson Pictures||Official Website|
|Record||19 - 5 - 0 (Win – Loss – Draw)|
|Win||Dustin Poirier||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC on FUEL TV 7: Barao vs. McDonald||2/16/2013||3||5:00|
|Win||Charles Oliveira||KO (Punch)||UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort||9/22/2012||1||2:40||Won Knockout of the Night|
|Win||Ross Pearson||TKO (Punches)||UFC on FX 4: Guida vs. Maynard||6/22/2012||2||4:14||Won Knockout of the Night|
|Win||George Roop||TKO (Punches)||UFC on FOX 2: Evans vs. Davis||1/28/2012||2||2:22|
|Loss||Ricardo Lamas||Submission (Arm Triangle Choke)||UFC on Fox 1: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos||11/12/2011||2||2:16|
|Win||Mackens Semerzier||Decision (Split)||WEC 52: Faber vs. Mizugaki||11/11/2010||3||5:00|
|Loss||Chad Mendes||Decision (Unanimous)||WEC 50: Cruz vs. Benavidez 2||8/18/2010||3||5:00|
|Win||John Franchi||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||WEC 44: Brown vs. Aldo||11/18/2009||3||4:50||Won Fight of the Night Honors|
|Loss||Jose Aldo||TKO (Flying Knee and Punches)||WEC 41: Brown vs. Faber 2||6/07/2009||1||0:08|
|Win||Hiroyuki Takaya||Decision (Unanimous)||WEC 37: Torres vs. Tapia||12/03/2008||3||5:00||Won Fight of the Night Honors|
|Win||Donnie Walker||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||IFBL: Fight Night 11||2/23/2008||3||1:24|
|Loss||Jens Pulver||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||WEC 31: Faber vs. Curran||12/12/2007||1||0:35|
|Win||Micah Miller||Decision (Unanimous)||WEC 28: Faber vs. Farrar||6/03/2007||3||5:00|
|Win||Tommy Lee||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||WEC 26: Condit vs. Alessio||3/24/2007||1||3:17||WEC debut|
|Win||Chuck Kim||KO||BIB: Beatdown in Bakersfield||11/17/2006||1||4:51|
|Win||Charlie Valencia||TKO (Punches)||KOTC: BOOYAA||10/13/2006||1||4:52|
|Win||Richard Montano||Decision||KOTC: Rapid Fire||8/4/2006||2||5:00|
|Win||Shannon Gugerty||TKO (Punches)||TC 13: Anarchy||3/11/2006||2||3:40||Avenged first career loss|
|Win||Fernando Arreola||Submission||KOTC: Final Conflict||12/02/2005||1||3:21|
|Win||Mike Corey||TKO (Cut)||KOTC: Flash Point||9/23/2005||2||2:52|
|Win||Armando Sanchez||Submission (Punches)||KOTC: Prime Time||8/05/2005||1||1:59|
|Win||Martin Bautista||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||TC 7: Total Combat 7||1/29/2005||2||N/A|
|Win||Joe Morales||Submission (Strikes)||TC 6: Total Combat 6||10/24/2004||1||2:28|
|Loss||Shannon Gugerty||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||TC 4: Total Combat 4||7/25/2004||N/A||N/A|
Mixed Martial Arts Career
He went on to defeat Micah Miller with a Unanimous Decision victory at WEC 28. Following an eleven fight winning streak, Swanson lost to former UFC Lightweight Champion Jens Pulver, who was making his WEC debut. Swanson was forced to tap out at just 0:35 of round one due to a Guillotine Choke after attempting a single leg take down.
After a win outside the promotion against Donnie Walker, Swanson came back to the WEC with a Unanimous Decision victory over Hiroyuki Takaya at WEC 37: Torres vs. Tapia. He was then slated to take on Diego Nunes at WEC 40: Torres vs. Mizugaki, but when Nunes suffered an injury during training the fight was canceled a week before the event.
Swanson's next fight was against fast-rising Featherweight sensation Jose Aldo at WEC 41: Brown vs. Faber 2 on June 7, 2009. It took no time at all for Aldo to end the fight at 0:08 of the first round with a double flying knee followed by punches. The win over Swanson earned Aldo a shot at the WEC Featherweight title. This would make Aldo the second fighter to earn a title shot after defeating Swanson, the first being Jens Pulver.
With such a disappointing performance against Aldo, Swanson attempted to come back at WEC 44: Brown vs. Aldo against John Franchi, who was coming off a loss himself, to Manny Gamburyan. Swanson did just that, possibly winning the first two rounds of their fight and then stopping Franchi with a Guillotine Choke with only ten seconds to go in the bout. The fight won both fighters Fight of the Night Honors.
Swanson was expected to return at WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber, where he was to face WEC new-comer Chan Sung Jung, but was forced off the card, and replaced by Leonard Garcia. He finally returned at WEC 50: Cruz vs. Benavidez 2 against Wrestling stand-out Chad Mendes. Mendes scored frequent takedowns, transitioned into dominant ground positions with ease, and avoided Swanson's knockout power to earn a hard-fought Decision (Unanimous) victory. The grinder-like performance clearly frustrated Swanson, who threw a series haymakers in the final minute of the fight until Mendes scored one final slam-takedown.
Swanson has three brothers: Aaron Swanson, Steve Swanson, and Isaac Plentl.