by Damon Martin – MMAWeekly.com
It looks like a lightweight fight between “Ultimate Fighter” winner Efrain Escudero and Dan Lauzon is a go for UFC 114 in Las Vegas.
Sources close to the fight confirmed the bout with MMAWeekly.com on Friday. Originally, the bout was still only a rumor due to a pending MRI on Escudero’s arm following his fight against Evan Dunham in January, but he has been cleared for action.
After winning season 8 of “The Ultimate Fighter”, Efrain Escudero (12-1) made an impressive showing for himself with a TKO win over Cole Miller in his first fight out after the finale show.
Returning in January, Escudero lost a tough back and forth battle against Dunham after being submitted with an armbar in the third round. The severity of the arm injury following the submission was what held up the bout with Lauzon being confirmed until now.
Lauzon (12-3) looks to bounce back in May after losing his return fight to the UFC when he was submitted by Cole Miller at UFC 108 in January. The younger of the Lauzon brothers, Dan fought well in his fight with Miller, but fell prey to a kimura in the first round.
UFC 114 is expected to take place on May 29 in Las Vegas and will be headed up by a light heavyweight showdown pitting “Ultimate Fighter” 10 coaches Rashad Evans and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson against one another.