Morango to take on TUF winner

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Morango trains with students in San Diego. Photo: Carlos Ozório.

Coming off a 23-win in his first fight since leaving the UFC, Fabrício Morango plans to put on a show that will get him back into the world’s biggest event.

Thus, on May 6, he takes on another UFC alumnus: winner of tTe Ultimate Fighter reality show season 8, Efrain Escudero. The fight takes place at the next installment of Tachi Palace Fights, in California.

“It’s a great opportunity for me, against an athlete who is a big draw here in the USA. I’ve been training a lot for this challenge, put a lot of emphasis on wrestling, but I’m ready for anything,” Morango told

No longer in the UFC, the fighter is happy at Tachi Fights. He made his last appearance there on February 18, knocking Steve Lopez out with a high kick to the head.

“The event is cool, and the good part is that they match me up in new fights quickly,” he says.

“I’m content, but the goal is to return to the UFC. That’s what all great fighters want and this fight against Escudero will be important in this objective.”

And a win here would point to new challenges, even within Tachi.

“The winner of this fight gets a shot at the title. So it’s one more reason to go for the win,” he said in finishing.

Take a look at this MMA lesson from Morango recently posted here on

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