The first bout scheduled to air on Spike TV is in the lightweight division, and features a former winner of "The Ultimate Fighter," as Efrain Escudero (13-1) squares off against Dan Lauzon (12-3). Escudero was the winner in the lightweight competition of Season 8 of "The Ultimate Fighter," defeating Phillipe Nover via unanimous decision to capture the crown. Following that, he defeated Cole Miller via TKO at UFC 103 before suffering the first defeat of his MMA career at the hands of Evan Dunham at UFC Fight Night 20 in January. He will look to bounce back against a fighter seeking his first win in the UFC, 22 year old Dan Lauzon.
The evening’s second televised bout is a welterweight contest between Dong Hyun "Stun Gun" Kim (12-0-1, 1 NC) and another former winner of "The Ultimate Fighter," Amir Sadollah (4-1). Kim currently boasts a 3-0, 1 NC record in the UFC and aims to use his MMA experience to his advantage against Sadollah. Sadollah will need to display that same resilience (against Baroni and Blackburn), as well as his improving Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu skills, if he is to defeat Kim.
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