Ultimate Fighter" season 8 winner Efrain Escudero has been released from the UFC following his September 15 loss to Charles Oliveira at UFC Fight Night in Austin, Tex.
Escudero confirmed the release with MMAWeekly.com on Monday.
Since winning the 8th season of the reality show by defeating Phillipe Nover, Escudero has gone 2-2 in the UFC. During that time the Arizona based fighter holds wins over Cole Miller and Dany Lauzon, while picking up losses against Evan Dunham and as previously mentioned Charles Oliveira.
This marks the first time the UFC has released a winner from the "Ultimate Fighter" reality show. Travis Lutter was also released from the UFC after winning on the show, but he had previously competed in the promotion, and was a part of their "comeback" 4th season.
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