MMA / UFC
Clear Lake High School c/o 1998
Professional UFC Fighter
BiographyMike “Quick” Swick (born June 19, 1979 in Houston, Texas) is an American professional mixed martial arts fighter.
He was a participant in the first season of The Ultimate Fighter, a reality television series produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship, which is one of the reasons for his popularity. He was eliminated from the competition after a semi-final loss to Stephan Bonnar. Prior to being cast on the Ultimate Fighter, he previously lost to fellow TUF alumni Chris Leben by 2nd round Knock Out. Ironically, they would both become members of Randy Couture's team. Swick's story on that loss was that he was not used to fighting southpaws like Leben, and had no training in fighting them.
At The Ultimate Fighter finale, Swick defeated Alex Schoenauer by knockout at 20 seconds into the first round, earning the nickname "Quick" from UFC announcer Mike Goldberg. Since, he has lived up to his nickname by defeating Gideon Ray via KO at :22, Steve Vigneault via submission at 2:09 and Joe Riggs via submission at 2:19. Most of the wins have come by knockout, but also he has been known for using a guillotine choke in closed guard named the "Swickitine".
His record as of UFC 69 at April 2007 is 12 wins, 2 losses, recently losing to Yushin Okami at UFC 69 in Houston, Texas, his hometown.
At UFC 63 Swick beat David Loiseau via Unanimous Decision, where he suffered a hand injury found out to be ligament damage. He currently trains at American Kickboxing Academy. He recently challenged new middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, asking for a title shot since he defeated Loiseau, who was a former #1 contender.
Swick's latest fight was against Yushin Okami at UFC 69, which resulted in a unanimous decision for Okami.
Chris Leben was asked to fight Mike Swick for the second time on UFC Fight Night 11 for the main event, on any weight class of his choosing but Leben turned down the fight. Swick then was scheduled to Jonathan Goulet but withdrew from the fight on September 2nd due to a rib injury.
In his most recent fight, Swick defeated Josh Burkman at UFC Fight Night 12 via majority decision.