UFC featherweight contender Cub Swanson announced the deal on his official Twitter account, writing:
, "I signed a new 5 fight deal with the #ufc :) #KillerCub"
29 year old Swanson is the world's No. 5 ranked featherweight according to the official UFC rankings. Swanson was more than happy to sign the contract before his UFC 162: "Silva vs. Weidman" bout against Dennis Siver on July 6, 2013, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.