Wow at this fight, and Oliveira with the 3rd round submission:
Round 1 - Referee Kerry Hatley in charge of the evening's co-feature. Oliveira jabs early and misses on a low kick. Leaping knee lands for Olivira, but Escudero ties him up and pushes into the cage. OLiveira with overhooks, and Hatley sees a stall and restarts it. Oliveira witha snapping low kick. Big punches miss from both. Oliveira misses Superman punch but ducks under and into the clinch. Escudero remains on his feet and circles off in the clinch. Escudero tries for a trip, but Oliveira spins off. Escudero lands a right hand as they break. Oliveira looks like he was dropping for a takedown, and he pops right back up after hitting the deck. Oliveira still firing off kicks. He misses a wild knee, and Escudero lands a right hand counter. Two minutes left. Oliveira stands at distance. He moves in, and Escudero lands a counter. Escudero remaining patient on the outside. Oliveira shoots in on a single, but Escudero remains upright and backs up o the cage. He lands a few elbows and falls into top position. Oliveira on his back with Escudero pushing tight in half-mount. Oliveira gets guard, but Escudero rattles off a few punches at the bell. Nice finish from Escudero in a close round, but MMAjunkie.com likes the early action from Oliveira, 10-9.
Round 2 - Oliveira dancing early. He;s quick with his strikes, but Escudero absorbing them and willing to counter. Oliveira leaps in and seems to pay the price, though he looks no worse for the wear. Olivira quick again on a single. Escudero shows solid balance, but this time they hit the deck. The pair rolls, and Escudero takes the back briefly, but they break and return to the feet. Escudero lands tow punches. Oliveira with a snapping low kick. He returns to the outside of the thigh. Traded punches. Oliveira grabs a Thai clinch and lands a leaping knee inside. Escudero remains up and spins his opponent into the cage. Two minutes left. Escudero walks to the back, but he fires a punch and moves away. Oliveira with a left straight and then a kick to the leg. Oliveira pushes Escudero back with a front kick. Oliveira kicks hard to the body. Oliveira shimmies in front of Escudero. Traded punches again. Oliveira misses over the top. Oliveira misses on a leaping knee. Escudero tries to capitalize but can't. Round ends on the feet. MMAjunkie.com likes the late action from Oliveira in a close round, 10-9.
Round 3 - Early low kick from Olivira catches the cup, and we have a break. Both fighters still pretty light on the feet at the restart. Oliveira with a front kick. Right hand for Oliveira, though Escudero answers. Escudero short on his punching attacks. Olivra again leaps in with the knees, but they fall into the clinch. Escudero circles off and has underhooks. Escudero lands a knee inside, and this time it's Oliveira who's been hit low. Oliveira takes his time to recover from the direct shot, and Escudero uses the time to get some love from the crowd. He's in full WWE mode while Oliveira continues to grimace in the corner. Finally a restart, and Escudero comes out firing. Oliveira there to answer. He grabs a kick and bounces Escudero off the cage into a massive slam. Escudero pops back up, but Oliveira jumps onto his back and locks in a deep rear-naked choke. Escudero is stuck. He hangs on as long as he can, but he has to tap.
Charles Oliveira def. Efrain Escudero via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 3, 2:25.
I think had Escudero slammed Oliveira into the cage or the floor he may have been able to get loose. It makes no sense when I see standing rear-naked chokes and the fighter in danger doesn't do anything. I'm like WTF slam him!