UFC Fight Night Update
Aug 18, 2010 - by Steve Gerweck
“UFC FIGHT NIGHT” update:
Efrain Escudero replaces Mac Danzig (injured) in co-feature
In the co-feature, Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“The Ultimate Fighter 8″ champ Efrain Escudero (14-1) fighting out of Tempe, AZ. takes on Matt Wiman (12-5) from Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“The Ultimate Fighter 5,” currently fighting out San Francisco.Ãƒâ€š Escudero is coming off of a decision victory over Dan Lauzon at UFC 114 in May.Ãƒâ€š The promising lightweight contender needs a victory over the charismatic Wiman to continue his ascent up the lightweight division ranks.Ãƒâ€š Nicknamed Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã…“Handsome” by his friends, Wiman most recently won a controversial fight over Mac Danzig at UFC 115 in June.Ãƒâ€š Wiman was awarded the victory when the referee thought Danzig tapped out when placed in a guillotine choke, though Danzig claimed he never submitted and was conscious.Ãƒâ€š Ãƒâ€š A scheduled rematch was derailed when Danzig suffered an injury while training.
*John Gunderson will still fight on the undercard. His opponent is currently TBD