Height: 6'1" (186cm)
Weight: 170 lbs
Fighting out of: San Jose, USA
Camp: American Kickboxing Academy
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Mike "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".