Efrain Escudero Draws Drew Dober at UFC 188 in Mexico City

March 30, 2015
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Efrain Escudero continues his third run through the UFC with a spot opposite Drew Dober upon the promotion’s return trip to Mexico City in June.

UFC officials on Saturday announced that Escudero would face Dober at UFC 188 on June 13 in the Mexican capital.

The lightweight winner of season six of The Ultimate Fighter, Escudero (23-9) has been making the most of his return to the Octagon. He is currently a head coach opposite Kelvin Gastelum on TUF Latin America 2, and now gets to fight for the UFC in the country of his birth.

drew-dober-ufn62-750Dober (15-6, 1 NC) got the quick call to return to the Octagon after having his last bout changed from a loss to a no contest. It was one of the most controversial stoppages in recent memory, when his opponent, Leandro Silva, attempted a guillotine choke midway through the second round, but wasn’t in proper position to execute the submission. Dober was not in any danger of being finished and did not tap out, but the referee mistakenly thought Dober had lost consciousness and stopped the fight.

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Dober’s camp filed an appeal and the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission eventually decided to change the referee’s decision.

Escudero and Dober will now square off in support of the UFC 188 headlining bout pitting current heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez against interim titleholder Fabricio Werdum.

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