Efrain Escudero vs. Drew Dober booked for UFC 188

A lightweight bout has been booked for UFC 188 in Mexico City as Ultimate Fighter Latin America 2 coach Efrain Escudero will meet Drew Dober on the preliminary card.UFC 188

The fight booking was announced by the UFC on Saturday.

UFC 188 will come from the Mexico City Arena on June 13 and will be headlined by a heavyweight title unification bout as Cain Velasquez meets Fabricio Werdum.

Escudero (23-9) returned to the UFC last year and has gone 1-1 since coming back to the promotion. His last appearance in the octagon came in February as he defeated Rodrigo de Lima by unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 60. Dober (15-6, 1NC) entered the UFC in 2013 and has gone 1-2, 1NC in the promotion. At last weekend’s UFC Fight Night 62, his fight against Leandro Silva was ruled a no-contest due to a mistake made by the referee.

The current UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum fight card is below.

Cain Velasquez (13-1) vs. Fabricio Werdum (19-5-1)
Gilbert Melendez (22-4) vs. Eddie Alvarez (25-4)
Tecia Torres (5-0) vs. Angela Hill (2-0)
Augusto Montano (15-1) vs. Cathal Pendred (16-2-1)
Yair Rodriguez (4-1) vs. Charles Rosa (10-1)
Kelvin Gastelum (10-1) vs. Nate Marquardt (33-14-2)
Alejandro Perez (15-5) vs. Patrick Williams (7-4)
Frank Trevino (12-0) vs. Johnny Case (20-4)
Efrain Escudero (23-9) vs. Drew Dober (15-6, 1NC)