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Cub Swanson, known as killer, is an American mixed martial artist.

Relationship Facts of Cub Swanson

Cub Swanson is married to Kenda Perez {Compare Couple}.
Cub Swanson married on June 01, 2018.
💑 Anniversary in 124 days 💑
He is father of Three (Royal, Saint, King).
Cub Swanson is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

Who is the wife of Cub Swanson?

Cub Swanson’s relationship status is married to Kenda Perez.

Kenda is an American model and host for UFC and Fox Sports. The couple was married on June 1, 2018, and together they have three children.

Their first child is a daughter, Royal Rae Swanson, born on August 21, 2017. Their identical twin sons, Saint Cub Swanson and King Cub Swanson were born on September 2, 2018.

In his spare time, Swanson loves playing golf near his hometown in Indio, California.

He currently resides in California with his wife and family.

Who is Cub Swanson?

Cub Swanson, known as the killer, is an American mixed martial artist. Swanson competes in the Lightweight and Featherweight division.

Cub is a black belt in Brazillian Jui-Jitsu. He won the 2016 Fight of the Year against rival Choi-Doo ho. Cub was also ranked the #10 Featherweight in the world by Sherdog and ranked #5 within the UFC in 2013.

He currently competes as a featherweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Cub Swanson: Early life, Ethnicity

Cub Swanson was born Kevin Luke “Cub” Swanson on November 2, 1983, in California, United States to a Swedish- an American father and a Mexican mother.

His father died of melanoma after three months after his birth. After his mother got into drug addiction, his father’s cousin adopted him and his siblings.

At the age of 14, after his adoptive parents got divorced, he returned back to his mother who at the time had recovered from the addiction. His adoptive parents were religious so, he spent most of his childhood in church.

He has four other siblings: two older brothers Steve and Aaron, and two sisters of which one has Down Syndrome. One of his brothers, Steve works with him at MMA.

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Caption: Cub Swanson with his wife( Source: Twitter )


Swanson went to Cathedral City High School. But he associated himself with street gangs and indulged in fights. As a  teenager, he was sent to a juvenile detention center for a house robbery. He was released at the age of 17.

At the age of 19, he worked with United Cerebral Palsy where he helped socially disabled children.

UFC fighter Joe Stevenson invited Swanson to train with him. This marked Swanson’s transition into professional MMA.

Professional Career at WEC

Cub made his first professional fight on July 25, 2004, at MMA fights. he made his WEC debut on March 24, 2007. In his debut match, he defeated Tommy Lee.

On Dec 3, 2008, at WEC 37, he faced Hiroyuki Takaya and won the fight via unanimous decision.

WEC scheduled Swanson to fight Diego Nunes on April 5, 2009, at WEC 40. Nunes withdrew from the fight due to a hand injury. On June 7, 2009, at WEC 41, he faced Jose Aldo but was defeated 8 seconds into the first round via a double flying knee.

Swanson defeated John Franchi via submission on November 18 at WEC44 where he broke both hands. The fight earned Swanson his second Fight of the Night honor.

On November 11, 2010, Swanson won the fight against Mackens Semerzier at WEC 52. The bout was an exciting back-and-forth affair that earned both fighters Fight of the Night honors.

Career at UFC

On October 28, 2011, WEC merged with the Ultimate Fighting Championship and most of the WEC fighters were sent to UFC. On Nov 12, 2011, at UFC on Fox 1, he lost the fight via submission in the second round against Ricardo Lamas.

In his second fight, on January 28, 2012, at UFC on Fox: Evans vs. Davis, he faced George Roop and won the fight via TKO in the second round.

In March 2013, Swanson was ranked the #10 Featherweight in the world by Sherdog and ranked #5 within the UFC.

On Dec 10, 2016, at UFC 206, he faced Doo Ho Choi and won the fight via unanimous decision.

On April 22, 2017, at UFC Fight Night 108, Cub Swanson defeated Artem Lobov via unanimous decision but went on to lose against Brian Ortega in December.

Swanson faced Frankie Edger and Renato Moicano in 2018 but lost both fights.

On May 4, 2019, he was defeated by Shane Burgos at UFC Fight Night: Iaquinta vs. Cowboy but won the fight with Kron Gracie on October 12, 2019, at UFC on ESPN+ 19 via unanimous decision. This win earned him the Fight of the Night bonus award.

Besides, Steve Swanson, Cub Swanson’s older brother, also competes in MMA.

Cub Swanson’s Net Worth

His net worth is $1.5 million as of 2022.

As of 2019, he made career earnings of about $1,879,500 among which $1,763,000 is from his UFC fights.

He earned about $200,000 for his fight at UFC 206 and was paid $146,000 at UFC Fight Night 123.

Body Measurements

He has dark hair and dark eyes.

He is 5 feet and 7 inches tall and weighs around 66 kg.


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