Drew Dober’s last appearance in the UFC ended in controversy, and he will have one more chance to win in the Octagon in Mexico City.
Dober (15-6, 1 no-contest) competed at last weekend’s UFC Fight Night 62 in Rio de Janeiro, but referee Eduardo Herdy stopped the bout when he thought Dober was out in a guillotine attempt by Leandro Silva. The Brazilian MMA commission later overturned the loss to a no-contest. Prior to that bout, Dober scored a surprising first-round finish over Jamie Varner.
Escudero (23-9), on the other hand, enters the event coming off a decision victory over Rodrigo de Lima in February. At 1-1 in his third UFC run (4-4 overall), Escudero looks to win consecutive fights in the UFC for the first time since 2009, when he beat Phillipe Nover to win TUF 8 and finished Cole Miller.
Headlined by Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum, UFC 188 takes place at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, and airs live on pay-per-view.