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Efrain Escudero vs. Evan Dunham
Round 1: Escudero landed a good body kick early and pressed Dunham up against the cage. Dunham was able to break free but Escudero continued to push forward and pushed Dunham against the cage again. Escudero landed a left and then went back to the center of the cage. Escudero hurt Dunham with a standing knee and then went in for the kill and started throwing wildly and knocked Dunham to the ground, where he was able to regroup. Dunham attempted an armbar, but Escudero was able to get out and apply a choke, but Dunham was able to break free. Dunham was able to get on top as Escudero as the round ended. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Escudero.
Round 2: Dunham came in punching, but Escudero was able to dodge all of Dunham’s strikes. Dunham stayed aggressive and landed a nice combination. Dunham is looking a lot more poised this round. Dunham attempted a standing knee of his own, which grazed Escudero. Dunham was able to score a takedown and landed some strikes from the top. Dunham was able to take Escudero’s back and was going for a rear-nakedchoke, which Escudero was able to block. Dunham was able to get Escudero’s back and landed several punches to the side of the head as the round came to an end. FightLine.com scores the round 10-9 for Dunham.
Round 3: Dunham went for a takedown early, but Escudero was able to get in a guillotine and took Dunham to the ground. Dunham was able to break free and get back to his feet, and continued to press Escudero against the cage and take him to the ground. Dunham took side control. Dunham went to mount, and Escudero tried to turn around and Dunham was able to lock in an armbar. Dunham kept it in for several seconds before Escudero was forced to tap.
Evan Dunham defeated Efrain Escudero via submission (armbar) at 1:59 of Round 3.
There was no post-fight interview with Dunham.