|Association||American Kickboxing Academy|
|Weight Class||Welterweight (170 lbs.)|
|Height||6' 1" (185 cm)|
|Birth Date||June 19, 1979|
|Fighting Out Of||San Jose, California|
|Mike Swick Pictures||Official Website|
Mike “Quick” Swick is an American mixed martial artist who currently trains at American Kickboxing Academy. He is an alumni of The Ultimate Fighter 1 and still competes in the UFC as a Welterweight. He trains at the famed American Kickboxing Academy. Swick is also another notable user of the Guillotine Choke which has most times been referred to as the "Swickotine" by Joe Rogan as well as others.
|Record||15 - 5 - 0 (Win – Loss – Draw)|
|Loss||Matt Brown||KO (Punches)||UFC on FOX 5: Henderson vs. Diaz||12/8/2012||2||2:31|
|Win||DaMarques Johnson||KO (Punches)||UFC on FOX 4: Shogun vs. Vera||8/4/2012||2||1:20||Won Knockout of the Night|
|Loss||Paulo Thiago||Technical Submission (Brabo Choke)||UFC 109: Relentless||2/6/2010||2||1:54||Replaced team-mate Josh Koscheck.|
|Loss||Dan Hardy||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera||11/14/2009||3||5:00||To determine #1 contender|
|Win||Ben Saunders||TKO (Punches)||UFC 99: The Comeback||6/13/2009||2||3:47||Won Knockout of the Night Honors|
|Win||Jonathan Goulet||TKO (Punches)||UFC Fight Night 16: UFC Fight for the Troops||12/10/2008||1||0:33|
|Win||Marcus Davis||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 85: Bedlam||6/07/2008||3||5:00|
|Win||Josh Burkman||Decision (Majority)||UFC Fight Night 12: Swick vs. Burkman||1/23/2008||3||5:00||Welterweight debut|
|Loss||Yushin Okami||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 69: Shootout||4/07/2007||3||5:00|
|Win||David Loiseau||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 63: Hughes vs. Penn||9/23/2006||3||5:00|
|Win||Joe Riggs||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||UFC 60: Hughes vs. Gracie||5/27/2006||1||2:19|
|Win||Steve Vigneault||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||UFC 58: USA vs. Canada||3/04/2006||1||2:09|
|Win||Gideon Ray||TKO (Punches)||UFC Fight Night 1: Ultimate Fight Night||8/6/2005||1||0:22|
|Win||Alex Schoenauer||KO (Punch)||The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale||4/9/2005||1||0:20||UFC debut|
|Loss||Chris Leben||KO (Punch)||WEC 9: Cold Blooded||1/16/2004||2||0:45||For vacant WEC Middleweight Championship|
|Win||Butch Bacon||KO||SB 1: Shootbox 1||8/23/2003||1||0:26|
|Win||Kengo Ura||KO (Knee)||WEC 6: Return of a Legend||3/27/2003||3||0:31|
|Win||James Gabert||Decision (Unanimous)||WEC 4: Rumble Under the Sun||8/31/2002||3||5:00|
|Win||James Whitfield||TKO||NSFC: NW Submission Fighting 1||5/04/2002||1||1:15|
|Win||Victor Bell||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||PRW: Power Ring Warriors||11/07/1998||1||2:10|
Mixed Martial Arts Career
Swick began his professional career in smaller shows, including early events of World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC). He amassed a record of 5–0 before challenging Chris Leben for the vacant WEC Middleweight Championship. He lost the fight by knockout at 0:45 in the second round.
The Ultimate Fighter
Mike was a participant in the first season of The Ultimate Fighter, a reality television series produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), which is one of the reasons for his popularity. He was eliminated from the competition after a semi-final loss to Stephan Bonnar. Prior to being cast on the Ultimate Fighter, he previously lost to fellow TUF alumni Chris Leben by 2nd round Knock Out. Ironically, they would both become members of Randy Couture's team. Swick's story on that loss was that he was not used to fighting southpaws like Leben, and had no training in fighting them.
At The Ultimate Fighter 1 Finale, Swick defeated Alex Schoenauer by knockout at 20 seconds into the first round, earning the nickname "Quick" from UFC announcer Mike Goldberg. Since, he has lived up to his nickname by defeating Gideon Ray via KO at 0:22, Steve Vigneault via submission at 2:09 and Joe Riggs via submission at 2:19. Most of the wins have come by knockout, but also he has been known for using a Guillotine Choke in closed guard, nick-named the "Swickitine."
At UFC 63: Hughes vs. Penn Swick beat former title challenger David Loiseau via Decision (Unanimous), where he suffered a hand injury found out to be ligament damage. Swick's first UFC defeat came at UFC 69: Shootout, losing by decision to Japanese Middleweight Yushin Okami.
Chris Leben was asked to fight Mike Swick for the second time on UFC Fight Night 11 for the main event, on any weight class of his choosing but Leben turned down the fight. Swick then was scheduled to fight Jonathan Goulet but withdrew from the fight on September 2nd due to a rib injury. Swick headlined UFC Fight Night 12: Swick vs. Burkman where he defeated Josh Burkman via majority decision. The fight was his Welterweight debut, as he had previously competed as a Middleweight.
Swick then went on to defeat Marcus Davis on June 7th, 2008 at UFC 85: Bedlam. Davis was on an eleven fight win-streak before the loss to Swick, as well as a five fight win-streak in the UFC. The win cemented Swick as a legitimate Welterweight threat.
Swick then fought The Ultimate Fighter 6 alum, and undefeated Ben Saunders at UFC 99: The Comeback, handing him his first career loss with strikes in the second round. He would win the Knockout of the Night Honor for doing so. Defeating Saunders has put Swick on a four-fight tear since dropping to Welterweight.
Swick was scheduled to fight Danish kickboxer and Xtreme Couture trained Martin Kampmann at UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort in September 2009. Many saw the fight as a means to find out the #1 contender for the UFC's Welterweight title, held by Georges St. Pierre. Unfortunately, Swick was injured during training and was forced off the card. He was replaced by British fighter Paul Daley. Searching for his next opponent, Swick called attention to a possible match-up between himself and former WEC Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes. Instead the UFC set up a #1 contender fight between Swick and Britain's Dan Hardy, who at the time was 3-0 in the UFC. Swick was rocked by a straight right hand from Hardy early in the first round, and appeared to be uncomfortable competing toe-to-toe with the Brit. He was then rocked again by Hardy in the 2nd and 3rd rounds and went on to lose the fight by unanimous decision.
When Swick's teammate Josh Koscheck was forced out of his card at UFC 109: Relentless against Paulo Thiago, Swick jumped at the opportunity, replacing Koscheck. Swick nearly got the revenge he sought while plastering Thiago with his right hand several times in early exchanges. Thiago's chin was dangerously upright in the exchanges, and Swick cornered him several times. But Thiago escaped each time without suffering any serious damage. By the second round, things had changes, as seconds after Swick clipped him with a straight right, Thiago countered Swick's subsequent charge with a glancing right hook. The shot put Swick on the ground and scrambling for his wits. As he rolled to his side, Thiago used his underhook against him and put Swick to sleep with a D'arce Choke at the 1:54 mark of the second frame.
Mike got married in September 2008.