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Efrain Escudero vs. Jeremy Stephens in April?

Multiple sources are reporting that TUF 8 lightweight winner (and CagePotato guest blogger) Efrain Escudero will take on Jeremy Stephens in an April UFC event. Escudero defeated Phillipe Nover via unanimous decision at last month’s TUF 8 finale, after submitting Ido Pariente, Shane Nelson, and Junie Browning on the show. His pro record currently stands at 11-0, with nine of his wins coming by submission within the first two rounds.

Stephens (14-3, 3-2 UFC) is coming off his monstrous knockout of Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC 91 in November. Contrasting with Escudero’s grappling-oriented style, Stephens has taken out most of his opponents with striking, picking up 10 wins via KO/TKO along the way. Still, if Escudero can control Stephens with his wrestling like he did to Nover, Lil Heathen’s punching power won’t be as much of an issue. Could be a great first post-TUF test for Double-E.

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Jacque- March 29, 2009 at 11:12 am
ef-rai-een? lol. good stuff.

Booty, you're right about that BMF stuff. =]
CS- January 5, 2009 at 5:53 am
***Ife Hearted Says:
Fri, 01/02/2009 - 19:07

more like Ef-Rah-een

touche my friend, that is indeed a better way of putting it.

PaalSunde- January 4, 2009 at 7:38 am
Good Matchup! efrain will kick ass!
Bootylam!- January 2, 2009 at 11:15 pm
Efrain's gonna show and prove. Hopefully. You could tell he is a badass when they talked shit on TUF and he just smiled and laughed IN THEIR FACES. Do that in your local bar, club, or gym and watch how pissed guys get. When you're bad you don't need to talk or get riled up, you're already there. Any truly bad mother fucker knows that.[And if you don't...]
Ife Hearted- January 2, 2009 at 7:07 pm
more like Ef-Rah-een
somerton panda- January 2, 2009 at 5:35 pm
well we've all seen that efrain has some 1st class wrestling...and people under estimate his jiu jitsu!!but what we havent seen much of is his striking,which he showed a ggreat improvement on the fight with nover...if he works on his striking it'll be hard for anyone to get a win over efrain....puro somerton que no efrain??jaja
CS- January 2, 2009 at 4:41 pm
eff-ray-een would be the exact pronunciation.

eff-rain is what most people call him.
Scrambled Eggs- January 2, 2009 at 3:25 pm
Best of luck to EE, he'll have a tough fight against Dos Anjos.

Can someone help me out here? What's the correct pronunciation of his name?

mbuster- January 2, 2009 at 2:03 pm
Great matchup.
Anonymous- January 2, 2009 at 1:29 pm
Friday link dump I'm having withdraw it will complete my day so i can continue getting shit faced