Renato Moicano Submits Cub Swanson In First Round At UFC 227

Renato Moicano punished Cub Swanson in the first round with his superior submission skills tonight at UFC 227, but not before first flooring the veteran with a powerful jab.

Round One:

Swanson with a leg kick to start. Quicker strikes from Swanson here earlier, but Moicano does land the jab crisply.

Swanson into range and Moicano lands a good left hook. Solid jab again from Moicano. Head kick attempt from Swanson. Low leg kick for him.

Body kick for Moicano. Now a low leg kick from him. Moicano lands a punch and Swanson tries to respond with power shots that don’t connect. He does get another leg kick though.

Right hand from Swanson. Low kick for him. Body punch. A clean, straight jab from Moicano floors Swanson! He follows up with big strikes, but Swanson survives and looks to get up.

Moicano with a big knee to the body and continues to pressure. He manages to get a takedown in the center of the Octagon. Swanson working hard to keep his opponent in half-guard.

This is Moicano’s world though and as Swanson looks to scramble upright, the Brazilian slickly takes the back and sinks in a tight rear-naked choke that quickly forces his opponent to tap out at 4.15mins of Rd1.

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