Efrain Escudero Back in the UFC, Faces Jacob Volkmann at UFC 141

December 6, 2011
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‘Ultimate Fighter’ season 8 winner Efrain Escudero is back in the UFC, and will face Jacob Volkmann at UFC 141 in December.

Originally, T.J. Grant was slotted to face Volkmann, but an injury has sidelined the Canadian grappler and so the former TUF 8 champion returns to the promotion with a shot at redemption on the line.

UFC officials announced that verbal agreements are in place for the Dec 30 bout.

Following his stint on the ‘Ultimate Fighter’ season 8, Efrain Escudero showed extreme promise in his early going in the UFC.

After defeating Phillipe Nover to win the reality show, Escudero knocked out veteran fighter Cole Miller in the first round to move to 2-0 in the UFC.

Unfortunately, Escudero ran into rough waters after that fight. The Arizona based fighter went 1-2 in his final three fights, including a weight cutting issue in his final fight against Charles Oliveira. The loss to Oliveira put Escudero on the outside looking in at the UFC.

Over his past several fights however, Escudero has gone 5-1 and picked up victories in his last two fights in a row. Training alongside top UFC lightweight contender Benson Henderson, Escudero has been gunning for another shot in the UFC and now he has it.

Escudero vs. Volkmann will be part of the UFC 141 undercard set to air on Facebook.

  • http://www.bloodyfists.net/forums/index.php SHORT_BUS

    Bet we see a much better attitude out of him this time around.

    He’s done well in him time away from the octagon and he’s getting a big test for his first fight back. Volkman is legit and this should be a great fight.