Efrain Escudero Released from UFC, In Talks with Bellator and Strikeforce
Efrain Escudero has been released from his UFC contract following a third round submission loss to top prospect Charles Oliveira in which he weighed in three pounds over the Lightweight limit of 156lbs.
Despite a 3-2 record in the UFC including an impressive TKO victory over Cole Miller and a dominating decision win over Dan Lauzon, Escudero becomes only the second Ultimate Fighter winner to be released with the other being Travis Lutter.
Rumour is Escudero’s staus as a free agent may be short lived as he is in negotiations with both Strikeforce and Bellator. In signing with Strikeforce Escudero would join a very competitive Lightweight Division with the likes of Champion Gilbert Melendez, Josh Thomson, Lyle Beerbohm, Vitor Ribeiro and Billy Evangilista among others. Bellator would likely add Escudero to a future Lightweight tournament for a shot at the winner of the eventual title fight between Pat Curran and Eddie Alvarez.
Stay tuned to Top MMA News for future updates as the situation unfolds.