Efrain Escudero Makes Bellator Debut This Saturday
By MATT MOLGAARD
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
“The Ultimate Fighter” Season 8 winner, Efrain Escudero will make his Bellator Fighting Championships debut this Saturday when he meets the relatively green, Ceasar Avila in a lightweight tilt on the undercard of Bellator 55.
Whether Escudero’s bout will be televised remains to be seen, as at this point it’s simply been tapped for undercard placement. Given the stock Efrain’s name carries, it’s not unlikely that we’ll see the UFC castaway promoted to a televised slot.
The event features the bantamweight tournament semifinals, as Ed West will meet Eduardo Dantas, and Alexis Vila will toe the line with Marcos Galvao in order to determine the tournament final. Also competing on the card is Bellator’s 205 pound tournament champion, Christian "Tonton" M_Pumbu, who meets another UFC exile, the well-traveled, Travis Wiuff.
Check out the full lineup for Bellator 55, which emanates from the Cocopah Casino Resort in Yuma, Arizona below.
-Ed West vs. Eduardo Dantas
-Alexis Vila vs. Marcos Galvao
-Christian M_Pumbu vs. Travis Wiuff
-Efrain Escudero vs. Ceasar Avila
-Steve Gable vs. Ricardo Tirloni
-Richard Hale vs. Carlos Flores
-Jacob Ortiz vs. Edgar Garcia
-Steve Steinbeiss vs. Dano Moore
-Nick Piedmont vs. Jade Porter
-Erin Beach vs. Roscoe Jackson
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