The organization has yet to announce the event, but MMA Junkie reported on Thursday that the UFC is targeting a date in mid-January as its debut in the Virginia area. No bouts have been made official for the card just yet.
Bout agreements have not been signed for the Escudero-Lentz fight, but FanHouse has learned from sources close to the fight that it has been verbally agreed to.
Escudero, the lightweight winner on the eighth season of The Ultimate Fighter is 2-0 in his UFC career, defeating Phillipe Nover in the TUF Finale last December and Cole Miller at UFC 103 last month.
Lentz made his Octagon debut at UFC 103, defeating Rafaello Oliveira via unanimous decision. The MMA veteran has won his last seven fights in a row.