Escudero Out with Injury

Written by Tom Ngo
March 11th, 2009


It appears as though “The Ultimate Fighter 8” lightweight winner Efrain Escudero’ s official UFC debut will be put on hold.

It has been confirmed that he recently suffered a rib injury that will force him out of his UFC Fight Night 18 bout against Jeremy Stephens on April 1st.

With the event just weeks away, the UFC is currently scouring the globe to find a replacement for Escudero.

Escudero used his superior wrestling skills to lay ‘n pray his way to a unanimous decision victory over Phillipe Nover at The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finale in December.

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