MMAWeekly.com reports that former UFC lightweight fighter Efrain Escudero has been forced off of the BAMMA 7 fight card due to visa issues which will prevent his travel to the United Kingdom. Escudero was set to face off against British submission specialist Tim Radcliffe on the main card for the BAMMA lightweight championship.
“Apparently they couldn’t fly me in, in time, they wanted to fly me up on Thursday and I would get there Friday at 1 o’clock and there’s no way,” Escudero told MMAWeekly. “They said it was a visa issue, they couldn’t, I really don’t know the full scale about it. They said it was a visa issue.”
Winner of the eighth season of The Ultimate Fighter, Escudero posted a record of 3-2 in the UFC before getting cut after losing to Charles Oliveira in a bout for which he missed weight. Since then he’s gone 4-1, with his only loss coming to fellow former UFC fighter Fabricio Camoes. He most recently bounced back from that loss by defeating Mike Rio via unanimous decision.
From here, Escudero is looking to get back in the cage as soon as possible, probably somewhere Stateside.
“I’m off the card completely, looking to book another fight somewhere cause I’m ready to fight,” he said.
BAMMA 7: Trigg vs. Wallhead is set to go down on September 10 at the NIA Arena in Birmingham, England.