After winning TUF, Escudero went 2-2 in the Octagon and failed to make weight for one of the bouts. As a result the UFC dropped him. Two years later they resigned him, and he went 0-2 in that brief stint. Now Escudero is back again and hoping to permanently have his home in the UFC.
He will be fighting Francisco Trinaldo, who is 4-3 inside the Octagon and looking to rebound from a decision loss to Michael Chiesa earlier this year.
The UFC Fight Night 51 card is as follows:
Andrei Arlovski vs. Antonio Silva
Lukasz Sajewski vs. Leonardo Santos
Sergio Moraes vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
Mike Rhodes vs. Paulo Thiago
Igor Araujo vs. George Sullivan
Jessica Andrade vs. Valerie Letourneau
Efrain Escudero vs. Francisco Trinaldo