Cole Escovedo is the former WEC featherweight champion.
He most recently headed back up to featherweight to face Michihiro Omigawa in Dream, losing via submission due to a straight armbar. He next faced Stephen Siler, winning via triangle choke submission.
Cole next faced Takeya Mizugaki in what many viewed to be a loser-leaves-town matchup. Mizugaki defeated Escovedo via second round knockout. Escovedo next returned in a loser-leaves-town bout against TUF competitor and bantamweight newcomer Alex Caceres. Caceres defeated Escovedo via unanimous decision, likely sealing Cole's fate inside the UFC.
Escovedo eventually retired.
- Jens Pulver vs. Cole Escovedo - The fight was Escovedo's IFL debut, and Jens Pulver's as well, and it was the only fight for both men.
- Antonio Banuelos vs. Cole Escovedo
- Cole Escovedo vs. Jeff Bedard
- Cole Escovedo vs. Yoshiro Maeda
- Takeya Mizugaki vs. Cole Escovedo
- Alex Caceres vs. Cole Escovedo - The fight was the bantamweight debut of Alex Caceres.
My Thoughts On ColeEdit
Solid mid-level guy. Never going to be a serious title contender, especially in the shark tank that is the UFC bantamweight division.