UFC on FOX 4: DaMarques Johnson vs. Mike Swick Result
Did Swick make the Ultimate comeback?
UFC on FOX 4: Shogun vs. Vera
Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif.
August 4, 2012
Commentators: Mike Golderg and Joe Rogan
Main Card on FOX
Welterweight bout: DaMarques Johnson (15-10) vs. Mike Swick (14-4)
This is TUF 1 alum Swick's first fight in nearly two years, after battle throat/stomach complications and recovering from a torn ACL. Johnson is the former TUF 9 finalist. We get a nice video package on both fighters' backgrounds and journeys to this point. If you haven't seen the Swick feature on MMA Uncensored Live, find it on Spike TV or Spike.com. It goes pretty in-depth and is very well produced.
This is Swick's first fight since February 2010. He is a Swick-Fu fighter. Awesome. Herb Dean is our referee. Octagon girl Rachelle Leah is back at ringside.
Lead right by Swick. HUGE right by Swick. Double underhooks by Swick. They break. Elbow by Johnson. Right by Swick. Johnson swinging, but Swick covering up. Right hand by Johnson. Thai clinch by Swic. Knee to Johnson's head. Swick taken down. Full guard. Elbow by Johnson. Johnson hitting Swick with some bodt shot. Swick is up and tags Johnson with a right hand. Johnson is rocked. Johnson fires back. Thai clinch and knees by Swick. They break.
Takedown by Johnson. He tries to take Swick's back. Full mount by Johnson. This isn't good for Swick. Swick trying to sweep. Swick nearly gives his back up, but is now on his back in half guard. Johnson looking for the D'Arce choke. It looks like Johnson let is go. Swick has taken some big shots. Swick escapes. Johnson on top. Open guard. Full guard now. Excellent first round.
10-9 Johnson - Maybe even a 10-8 for the near finish
Swick's trainer tells him not to brawl with him. Johnson's corner says don't be lazy. Crowd applauses for second round. They trade shots. Swelling under the right eye of Swick. Swick catches Johnson's kick. Takes Johnson down, who is OUT. Slam--quickly followed by right hand and a couplr more. Johnson is out cold. That's a freakin' combeback. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. Wow.
Official Decision: Mike Swick (15-4) def. DaMarques Johnson via knockout (punch) at 1:20 of Round Two.