Coming off the first loss of his professional career, “The Ultimate
Fighter 8” champion Efrain
Escudero looks to bounce back at UFC 114 when he faces the
youngest fighter to compete in the UFC.
Escudero and Dan Lauzon have
agreed to face off at UFC 114 on May 29 in Las Vegas, a source
close to the negotiation told Sherdog.com. Bout agreements have not
yet been signed.
Escudero and Lauzon, who once trained together through UFC veteran
Fickett’s camp in Arizona, are coming off losses that saw them
trapped in submissions that earned their opponents “Submission of
the Night” awards. Evan Dunham
submitted Escudero with an armbar at UFC Fight Night 20 on Jan. 11,
while Lauzon tapped to a combination triangle choke and kimura by
Miller at UFC 108 on Jan. 2.
Escudero and Lauzon briefly trained partners when the
Massachusetts-based 21-year-old, traveled to Arizona, where
Escudero is based, for a brief training stint. Lauzon and his older
brother Joe recently returned from a visit to Hawaii where they
trained with B.J. Penn.