Photo of Cole Escovedo
Team Pacific Martial Arts
Age 38
Gender Male
Height 5' 9"
Weight Class Bantamweight

Cole Escovedo is an American professional mixed martial artist from Fresno, California. He is a former Featherweight Champion in World Extreme Cagefighting. After nearly three years since Cole Escovedo has competed in mixed martial arts action, the jiu-jitsu wizard and former WEC featherweight champion’s comeback will be on May 8, 2009 at a Palace Fighting Championship event at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, Calif. Escovedo was forced into a well documented semi-retiremment in 2007 from a serious staph infection that left him partially paralyzed and in need of spinal surgery. Escovedo's comeback to MMA will be his first fight in the 135 lb Bantamweight division.

Professional Career Statistics

Pro Record 17-9-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Career Length 10 years, 1 month, 8 days
Rounds Fought 30.0
Avg. Fights/Year 2.6
Longest Layoff 2 years, 8 months, 21 days
Quickest Turnaround 1 month, 12 days

Record BreakDown

- KO/TKO SUB DEC
Wins 6 10 1
Losses 4 1 4
Finish Rate 94.1%
Finished Rate 55.6%
Win by Decision Rate 5.9%
Loss by Decision Rate 44.4%
Win by KO Rate 35.3%
Loss by KO Rate 44.4%
Win by SUB Rate 58.8%
Loss by SUB Rate 11.1%
Win Method
Loss Method

Current Streak

3 Losses

Quick Hits

Fastest Win 00:29
Fastest KO 01:47
Fastest SUB 00:29
Ave. Rounds (Ws) 0.8
Ave. Length of Fight (Ws) 03:51
Ave. Rounds (Ls) 1.9
Ave. Length of Fight (Ls) 09:20
Finish Rounds
Finished Rounds

Official Professional Fight Record

Date Opponent Weightclass Method Round Time
Official MMA Fight Results 11/12/2011 L
(17-8-0)
Alex Caceres
(6-5-0)
BW
(134.0 vs. 136.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC: No Mercy - Velasquez vs. Dos Santos
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 09/24/2011 L
(17-7-0)
Takeya Mizugaki
(14-6-2)
BW
(135.0 vs. 135.0)
TKO/RSC
UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage
2 4:30
Official MMA Fight Results 05/28/2011 L
(17-6-0)
Renan Barao
(23-1-0)
BW
(135.0 vs. 135.0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
UFC 130: Rampage vs. Hamill
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 01/28/2011 W
(16-6-0)
Steven Siler
(17-5-0)
FTW
(142.5 vs. 146.0)
Submission (Triangle Choke)
Showdown Fights: New Blood
1 2:30
NSF 09/25/2010 L
(16-5-0)
Michihiro Omigawa
(10-8-0)
FTW Submission (Arm Lock)
Dream 16
1 2:30
Official MMA Fight Results 07/09/2010 L
(16-4-0)
Michael McDonald
(8-1-0)
BW
(135.0 vs. 134.6)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Tachi Palace Fights 5: Stars and Strikes
2 1:12
NSF 03/22/2010 W
(15-4-0)
Yoshiro Maeda
(25-7-2)
KO (Kick)
Dream 13
1 2:29
Official MMA Fight Results 02/04/2010 W
(14-4-0)
Jeff Bedard
(12-2-0)
BW
(135.0 vs. 134.5)
Submission (Triangle Choke)
Tachi Palace Fights 3: Champions Collide
1 2:31
Official MMA Fight Results 11/06/2009 W
(13-4-0)
Maurice Eazel
(6-10-0)
BW
(135.5 vs. 133.0)
KO
Strikeforce Challengers
1 1:47
NSF 06/27/2009 W
(12-4-0)
Tyler Weathers
(5-3-0)
Decision (Split Decision)
Disturbing the Peace 06/27/09
3 5:00
NSF 05/08/2009 W
(11-4-0)
Michael McDonald
(6-0-0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Palace Fighting Championship 13 - Validation
2 2:25
NSF 08/17/2006 L
(11-3-0)
Antonio Banuelos
(11-3-0)
Decision (Unanimous Decision)
WEC 23: Hot August Fights
3 5:00
Official MMA Fight Results 04/29/2006 L
(11-2-0)
Jens Pulver
(20-6-1)
KO
International Fight League: 2006 Legends Tournament
1 0:56
NSF 03/17/2006 L
(11-1-0)
Urijah Faber
(11-1-0)
BW TKO/RSC
WEC 19: Undisputed
2 5:00
NSF 10/14/2005 W
(10-1-0)
Joe Martin
(0-1-0)
Submission (Triangle Choke)
WEC 17: Halloween Fury 4
1 1:05
NSF 05/19/2005 W
(9-1-0)
Poppies Martinez
(6-0-0)
TKO/RSC (Doctor Stoppage)
WEC 15: Judgement Day
2 0:59
NSF 03/05/2005 W
(8-1-0)
Randy Spence
(7-5-0)
Submission (Triangle Choke)
International Fighting Championship: Eve Of Destruction
1 2:06
NSF 10/17/2003 W
(7-1-0)
Anthony Hamlett
(8-9-0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
WEC 8: Halloween Fury 2
2 1:30
NSF 04/13/2003 L
(7-0-0)
Bao Quach
(5-5-0)
Decision
Gladiator Challenge 15
2 5:00
NSF 02/16/2003 W
(6-0-0)
Noah Schnable
(3-1-1)
Submission (Triangle Choke)
Gladiator Challenge 14
1 1:38
NSF 10/18/2002 W
(5-0-0)
Philip Perez
(6-1-0)
Submission (Triangle Choke)
WEC 5: Halloween Fury
1 3:07
Official MMA Fight Results 08/10/2002 W
(4-0-0)
Christian Allen
(1-0-0)
LW
(148.0 vs. 146.0)
TKO/RSC (Referee Stoppage from Strikes)
Ultimate Athlete 3: Vengence
2 3:16
NSF 06/17/2002 W
(3-0-0)
Paul Morris
(2-0-0)
Submission (Triangle Choke)
WEC 3: All or Nothing
1 0:29
NSF 03/16/2002 W
(2-0-0)
Jay Valencia
(0-0-0)
Submission (Triangle Choke)
Ultimate Athlete 2: The Gathering
1 0:45
NSF 01/26/2002 W
(1-0-0)
Bart Palaszewski
(0-0-0)
Submission (Punches)
Ultimate Athlete 1: The Genesis
1 2:10
NSF 10/04/2001 W
(0-0-0)
Terry Dull
(0-1-0)
Submission (Triangle Choke)
WEC 2: Clash of the Titans
1 1:54
* Bouts marked with an 'Official' logo denote results which have been verified by an ABC-recognized athletic commission
* Bouts marked with an (*) are considered exhibition bouts and do not count towards the fighter's record
* Weights marked with an (*) denote those over the limit for the weight class