TUF Winners Square Off at UFC 145

January 5, 2012
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A lightweight match-up of former ‘Ultimate Fighter’ winners has been added to UFC 145 in Montreal with season 6 winner Mac Danzig facing season 8 winner Efrain Escudero.

Danzig first confirmed the fight via his Twitter account on Thursday, and separate sources confirmed the bout to MMAWeekly.com as well with bout agreements issued for the March contest.

Going 2-2 in his last four fights, Mac Danzig has faced some inconsistencies in his career of late, but not without putting up a great fight along the way. A controversial stoppage against Matt Wiman accounted for one loss, and the other, also against Matt Wiman, was a slugfest that stole the show at UFC on Versus 6 in October.

Still, Danzig will be looking for a win to avoid back-to-back losses when he returns to Montreal in March.

Facing Danzig will be fellow ‘Ultimate Fighter’ winner Efrain Escudero, who books his next fight just a week removed from his last one.

Escudero stepped in on short notice to face Jacob Volkmann at UFC 141. Volkmann controlled the majority of the fight with his wrestling, but Escudero powered back in the third round almost ended the fight with a modified guillotine choke.

The fight ended however before Escudero could put Volkmann away and he came out on the losing end of a decision.

Escudero will be gunning for the win against Danzig to avoid the dreaded two fight losing streak when he gets back in the Octagon in March.


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