Former TUF Winner Efrain Escudero Facing Caesar Avila at Bellator 55
By FCF Staff
Bellator Fighting Championships has announced that Season 8, “Ultimate Fighter” winner Efrain Escudero will meet lightweight Caeser Avila on the undercard of the promotion’s event this Saturday, in Yuma, Arizona.
Escudero (17-4) is coming off a unanimous decision win over Mike Rio in July, to extend his record to 4-1, since he was released by the UFC following a submission loss to Charles Oliveira last September.
Avila (6-1) is coming off back-to-back wins over Michael Meza and most recently Luis Magana, after being submitted by Joe Gustina in July, 2010.
Bellator 55 will be hosted by the city’s Cocopah Resort and Casino and will feature the semi-finals of the promotion’s ongoing bantamweight tourney, as Marcos Galvao (10-4-1) will take on Alexis Vila (10-0) and Eduardo Dantas (13-2) will fight Ed West (17-5).
The card will also feature a non-title bout between light-heavyweight champion Christian M’Pumbu and veteran Travis Wiuff.
The Bellator 55 main card will be broadcast live on MTV 2 and the preliminary fights will be streamed on Spike.com.
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