Swanson is now almost 36 years-old and, over the past two years, has lost his last four fights against Brian Ortega, Frankie Edgar, Renato Moicano and Shane Burgos. That’s a worrying run of losses for the veteran fighter and suggests that his best days may well be behind him now.
The undefeated 30 year-old Brazilian Kron Gracie is a fighter currently on an upwards trajectory, with his last fight in February resulting in a win with a Rear Naked Choke after 2:06 of Round 1 against the American Alex Caceres.
Cub Swanson vs Kron Gracie Betting Lines & Prediction
Looking at UFC Fight Night predictions for this fight, Cub Swanson has a lot more experience and is a much better striker, but the momentum is most certainly with Kron Gracie.
The biggest factor could be that Gracie is a talented grappler and a submission specialist. That could present a significant problem for Swanson, who has lost by submission on a number of occasions. That, coupled with the American’s current losing streak, makes Gracie the best bet to prevail here.
Backing Gracie in the ‘Method of Victory’ market to Win by Submission could be the best bet once that market is available at the likes of Sports Interaction and bet365, but as things stand we’ll go with the Fight Result market in which Gracie is the favourite at betting odds of -158.73 (1.63) with Sports Interaction, while the best line on Swanson is at +140 (2.40) with bet365.