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Cub Swanson
is looking to push his win streak to three against a tough Canadian
adversary in May.

On Thursday, MMA
DNA
first reported that Swanson (27-11) would be returning to
the cage to face Gavin
Tucker
(13-1) at featherweight. The two are reportedly set to
square off at the recently announced UFC
Fight Night card on May 1
, which should take place either in
the UFC Apex in Las Vegas or in Abu Dhabi, Untied Arab Emirates.
The 145-pounders should join another featherweight matchup recently
discussed for this event, between T.J. Laramie
and Damon
Jackson
, per MMA Lock
of the Night
on Twitter.

Swanson came back after over a year away and a major knee injury to
knock out Daniel
Pineda
, all while earning his first stoppage victory since
2013. The win streak he currently rides, which includes a thrilling
decision after a brawl with Kron
Gracie
, is his first win streak since he won four straight from
2016 to 2017. Throughout his lengthy career that began with
World Extreme Cagefighting, “Killer Cub” has
notched many impressive victories over the likes of Dustin
Poirier
, Charles
Oliveira
, Jeremy
Stephens
and Artem Lobov
along the way.

“Guv’Nor” has rattled off a trio of wins since his first career
loss, a decision setback to Rick Glenn in
2017. Taking nearly two years off from the hellacious beating that
drew criticism for referee Kyle
Cardinal
not intervening to stop the fight, the Canadian has
righted himself ever since. In 2019, Tucker’s return came with a
third-round submission over Seung Woo
Choi
. The coronavirus pandemic pushed back his return into
August 2020, where he tapped out Justin
Jaynes
also in the third round. His last victory came at UFC
256, when he took a one-sided decision over Billy
Quarantillo
to push his streak to three.

The UFC Fight Night event on May 1 does not currently have a
location, although it will likely be held in the UAE or in Las
Vegas, possibly depending on the pandemic. There is no headliner
set for this card nor is there a main card announced. It will be
part of a stretch of consecutive UFC weekend events that begins on
April 10.

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