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Former TUF Winner, Coach Returns At UFC 197

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Efrain Escudero will meet Kevin Lee as part of the prelims this April at UFC 197.

Officials announced the bout for the April 23 event from Las Vegas recently, adding it to a lineup that is quickly filling up.

Escudero (24-10) has gone 5-6 over his Octagon career, including winning The Ultimate Fighter Season 8 title. He was also recently a coach on TUF: Latin America. Lee (11-2) is 4-1 over his last five, but was bested by Leonardo Santos in his last fight.

Below is the current lineup:

UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Daniel Cormier (c) vs. Jon Jones

UFC Flyweight Championship
Demetrious Johnson (c) vs. Henry Cejudo

Middleweight: Rafael Natal vs. Robert Whittaker

Light Heavyweight: Clint Hester vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima

Featherweight: Yair Rodriguez vs. Andre Fili

Strawweight: Jessica Aguilar vs. Juliana Lima

Lightweight: James Vick vs. Glaico Franca

Lightweight: Anthony Pettis vs. Edson Barboza

Welterweight: Danny Roberts vs. Dominique Steele

Lightweight: Kevin Lee vs. Efrain Escudero