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Efrain Escudero Set to Face Evan Dunham, Not Nik Lentz, at UFN 20

Efrain Escudero (12-0) will now be facing Evan Dunham (9-0) at January's UFC Fight Night 20 event in Fairfax, Va., not Nik Lentz, as was originally reported. No word on why a change in opponent was made, but MMA Junkie reported on Wednesday that Lentz is now scheduled to face Jeremy Stephens on the card.

FanHouse learned of the change on Thursday.

UFC Fight Night 20, which is rumored to be headlined by Gray Maynard vs. Nate Diaz, will air live on Spike TV on Jan. 11. It will mark the organization's first event in Virginia.

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.

Dunham made his Octagon debut at UFC 95 in February, defeating Per Eklund via first-round TKO. The 28-year-old picked up another UFC win at UFC 102 in August when he beat Marcus Aurelio via split decision.

Below is a look at the rumored UFN 20, which has yet to be officially announced by the UFC:

Nate Diaz vs. Gray Maynard
Josh Koscheck vs. Mike Pierce
Chris Leben vs. Jay Silva
Efrain Escudero vs. Evan Dunham
Nik Lentz vs. Jeremy Stephens
Tom Lawlor vs. Aaron Simpson
Kyle Bradley vs. Rafael dos Anjos
Jesse Lennox vs. Rick Story
Mike Guymon vs. Rory MacDonald

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