Jacob Volkmann defeats Efrain Escudero by Unanimous Decision. All three judges scored the fight 29-28.
Escudro opened the round with a lazy leg kick and Jacob Volkmann used it for a takedown. Efrain immediately looked for a guillotine but was unable to control the posture of Volkmann who passed to side control and started to work his technical grappling from the top. Efrain threw heel strikes from half guard to Volkmann’s leg but those didn’t do any damage. Volkmann was working from half guard but not doing much the damage Escudero. The crowd was restless booing with 45 seconds left. The round ends with Volkmann throwing wild punches from the top but none landed with any accuracy.
Volkmann dove for a low takedown to open the second round. Again Escudero looked for a guillotine but he was unable to control Volkmann’s legs. Volkmann passed to side control to escape the choke and then went back to half guard to start working from the top. The crowd really is restless from this kinda fight. Escudero regains full guard and starts to try and control the posture. Herb Dean stood the fighters up and Volkmann came forward with a wild flurry where none of the punches landed accurately. Volkmann gained a body lock and then took Escudero’s back. Volkmann eventually got the fight to the ground and has Escudero’s back who was turtled up. Volkmann got both hooks in and looked to finish the fight with a choke as the round hit the final minute. Volkmann stayed super heavy from the top when Efrain attempted to stand and ended the second getting manhandled by Volkmann against the fence.
Volkmann closed the distance quickly in the third and again Efrain dropped for an unsuccessful guillotine choke. Efrain Escudero gave up his back and Volkmann swarmed. Herb Dean stood the fighters up and again Volkmann dropped for a low single. Escudero defended with hammerfists but Volkmann switch and took Efrain’s back with a single hook in. Volkmann turns for a double and Efrain attempts to stop with elbows. Efrain locked in a north-south choke and then changed to a power guillotine. Volkmann is still awake and survives with Efrain releasing the submission. The round ends with Efrain Escudero in mount but unable to finish the fight.
Jacob Volkmann entered the fight 4-2 in the UFC and 13-2 overall. He improves to 5-2 in the UFC with his victory. Efrain Escudero is 18-4 now.
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