Efrain Escudero is looking forward to put on a great performance at UFC Fight Night 22 as he clashes with Charles Oliveira on September 15th. Escudero talks about being a better fighter after suffering his first MMA career loss against Evan Dunham at UFC Fight Night 20. He believes that his “extremely hard training” will pay off against Oliveira this Wednesday night.
From Efrain Escudero:
“What do I think about this fight against Charles? I think it’s a great fight … He’s coming off of a good win, and he’s trying to move up the ladder. So for me, for us to step into the Octagon, I think it’s going to be a real good fight … My progression has been great. You know, I started being a (solely wrestler), and then, you know, it’s been two years now, so I’ve been – I switched camps and everything, and I’ve been working a lot on my jujitsu, a lot on my jujitsu, my stand-up. I’ve been working a lot, you know, since “The Ultimate Fighter.” And I’ve been stuck at the gym … I always told myself that when I fought, you know, I never put enough pressure – a lot of pressure on being undefeated and stuff, but being undefeated, man, puts a lot of pressure on you, always trying to be on top. And, you know, I always said I’d put records aside, but at the end, the bottom line is, it actually does play a good role. And now that I got that first loss out of my way, it’s one of those where I got caught making a mistake. I blame it a lot on my cardio. Every time I step into the Octagon, I want to give the best fight out there and put the best performance out there. You know, I believe a lot on my training camp. We have worked really, extremely hard for this camp, So I’m actually looking forward to this fight.”