6/9 MMA News and News
Jun 9, 2012 - by Alex Peredo
~ The Ultimate Fighter season 8 lightweight winner Efrain “Hecho en Mexico” Escudero (18-5) was released by the UFC for the 2nd time. Escudero, 26, resigned with the UFC in December 2011 but suffered 2 straight decision losses. He’s a career 3-4 in the UFC in 2 stints. Escudero has also fought in Bellator.
~ Onetime UFC welterweight vet Kenny Robertson (11-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) has resigned with the UFC. Robertson was released following a TKO loss to Mike Pierce at UFC 126 in February 2011. Robertson returned to action this past October, earning a spinning backfist knockout over UFC vet Lucio Linhares in Finland.
~ Fans are invited to this week’s UFC 150 kickoff press conference in Denver, Colorado. The event takes place Tuesday, June 12, at Pepsi Center beginning at 1 p.m. ET (11 a.m. MT local time). UFC President Dana White will attend. For those unable to attend, the presser will stream live on UFC.com
~ UFC/Bellator lightweight veteran Roger “El Matador” Huerta (21-6-1) will seek to snap a 3 fight losing streak when he faces Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Zorobabel Moreira (6-1). The welterweight bout is the co-main event of One Fighting Championship 4: Destiny of Warriors. The event occurs in exactly 2 weeks at Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
~ Here’s another one. Due to an injury, Edwin Figueroa (9-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) will not meet fellow bantamweight Ken Stone (10-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at this month’s UFC on FX 4 event. UFC on FX 4 takes place June 22 at the newly opened Revel Atlantic City in New Jersey. Stone will get a new opponent.