Height: 5'9" (176cm)
Weight: 156 lbs
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Efrain Escudero is a Mexican American mixed martial arts fighter, collegiate wrestler, and reality TV star. He trains under Drew Fickett, and competes in the 155 lb (70.3 kg) weight class. Efrain is the winner of season 8 of Spike TV's reality show, The Ultimate Fighter.
Efrain Escudero was a contestant on UFC's The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir on Spike TV as a Lightweight. He won his first fight against Ido Pariente with a rear naked choke in the first round to make it into the house.
He then beat Shane Nelson in the second round with a mounted triangle to earn a spot in the semi-finals. He then beat Junie Browning with a D'Arce choke in the second round to advance to the finals. In the Spike TV prsented The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir finale, Efrain earned his six figured UFC contract by defeating Phillipe Nover by unanimous decision. Upon receiving his trophy, he dedicated his win to his late father, who passed away right before he left for the show. He further dedicated his win to anybody who had ever lost anybody they loved.
Efrain Escudero earned his first official win in the UFC on December 13, 2008, by defeating Phillipe Nover by Unanimous Decision during the main event of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir Finale, that was live and free on Spike TV.