A former Ultimate Fighter champion has found a home in the Titan Fighting Championships.
Efrain Escudero, the TUF 8 lightweight season winner, has signed with the company and will debut against E.J. Brooks on August 22 at TFC 29 in Fayetteville, N.C., new TFC COO Lex McMahon announced on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour.
Escudero (22-8), a native of Sonora, Mexico who now lives in Tempe, Ariz., defeated Philipe Nover to win TUF 8 back in 2008. He had a pair of stints in the UFC, the last one end more
One day after the announcement of Efrain Escudero’s deal with Titan Fighting Championships, the TUF 8 winner has jumped to another promotion. MMAFighting.com has learned that Escudero will return to the UFC on Sept. 13, and he will face fellow TUF competitor Francisco Trinaldo.
Titan FC COO Lex McMahon told MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani that UFC called him yesterday to get Escudero out of their upcoming card in Fayetteville, and Titan FC was cool with it, per their Zuffa out clause.
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“The Ultimate Fighter 8? winner Efrain Escudero is once again back in the UFC.Filed under: News, UFC more
Don't worry, we explain it all below.
Efrain Escudero will make his return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Octagon on Sept. 13, 2014 when he faces Fransisco Trinaldo at UFC Fight Night 51, which goes down in Brasilia, Brazil.
The news (via MMA Fighting) comes just one day after "Hecho En Mexico" inked a deal to compete for Titan FC.
But according to newly-appointed Titan FC COO Lex McMahon -- who also serves as agent to many top UFC stars including Rory MacDonald and Liz Carmouche -- more
We’ll try this one more time. It will be just shy of three years to the day, but Dominick Cruz once again has a date mapped out for his return. Filed under: Featured, News, UFC more
Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will get a meaningful fight in his long-awaited return to action.
Cruz, who has been sidelined by injuries for the past two-and-a-half years, will meet veteran Takeya Mizugaki at UFC 178 on Sept. 27 in Las Vegas. ESPN.com reported the bout on Tuesday.
The San Diego-based fighter was world bantamweight champion dating back to winning the WEC title from Brian Bowles on March 6, 2010, in Columbus, Ohio. A successful defense against Scott Jorgensen on t more
Welcome back, Dominick Cruz.
The former UFC bantamweight champion Cruz has been out of action since the fall of 2011, but he will make his return to the Octagon nearly three years later at UFC 178.
Cruz teased his fight earlier in the day prior to the revelation of who his opponent would be. Cruz confirmed his return bout to ESPN on Tuesday evening, and he will go opposite No. 5-ranked Takeya Mizugaki.
Mizugaki has been on a roll in recent fights. The former WEC title contender has reeled off fi more
Dominick Cruz's first fight in nearly 3 full years is official for UFC 178 in Las Vegas.
The last time Dominick Cruz fought in the UFC, the promotion had ongoing contracts with Versus and Spike TV, the flyweight division didn't exist, and Jon Jones was a week removed from his first title defense. After a series of injuries forced Cruz to vacate his bantamweight belt, the former champion is set to make his comeback on September 27th. ESPN's Brett Okamoto confirmed that Cruz will fight top 10 rank more
Cruz looks to take his first step back to the division title against a familiar face in "Sin City."
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight kingpin Dominick Cruz will finally make his Octagon return when he battles fellow World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) import Takeya Mizugaki at the upcoming UFC 178 pay-per-view (PPV) event, scheduled for Sept. 27, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
ESPN.com brought word of the match up earlier today.
It will be nearly three years since Cruz (19-1) las more