Hacran Dias says he’s fighting Cub Swanson at UFC on Fox 19 in April

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

An intriguing featherweight matchup between Hacran Dias and Cub Swanson appears to be headed to UFC on Fox 19 in April, with Dias announcing the matchup over Twitter on Friday.

Swanson returns to action for the first time in a year, and the one-time contender is in need of a big win. A six-fight winning streak into the fall of 2014 had him near a title fight in the featherweight division, but a brutal beating from Frankie Edgar – ending with a nasty head crank submission in the fifth round – sent him down the line. A follow up submission loss to Max Holloway last April pushed him even further back in the pack, and he’ll return looking to right his ship.

Dias began his career with a 1-2 mark, winning his debut before losing two straight against Nik Lentz and Ricardo Lamas. However, he’s gotten back on track with two straight wins over Darren Elkins and Levan Makashvili.

UFC on Fox 19 continues to fill up, and the April 16 event is expected to be headlined by a five round lightweight contender bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson.

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