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"The Apache Kid"


Cole Escovedo

Cole "The Apache Kid" Escovedo

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  • Given Name: Coleman Ruben Escovedo
  • Professional MMA Record: 17-9-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Apache Kid
  • Current Streak: 3 Losses
  • Age: 32 | Date of Birth: 1981.08.30
  • Last Fight: November 12, 2011 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Bantamweight | Last Weigh-In: 134.0 lbs
  • Gym/Affiliation: Pacific Martial Arts
  • Height: 5'7" (171cm) | Reach: 72.0" (183cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $12,000 USD
  • Born: Fresno, California, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Fresno, California
  • Personal Pages: Twitter

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After starting his career off at 145 lbs. and winning 11 of his first 12, including the first-ever WEC Featherweight Championship, Cole Escovedo looked to be the future of the lighter weight classes. Unfortunately, after suffering three back-to-back losses in the WEC and IFL to Urijah Faber, Jens Pulver, and Antonio Banuelos respectively, Escovedo was almost forced into retirement in 2006 after suffering a serious staph infection that left him partially paralyzed. In 2009, Escovedo made a triumphant return to the ring, winning five straight fights, including a pair of victories in Strikeforce and Dream, to usher in a new chapter to his storied career. A 2010 head kick knockout of Yoshiro Maeda capped off the inspiring comeback story in emphatic fashion.

After defeating eventual TUF 14 fighter Steven Siler by first round triangle choke, Escovedo would earn a spot in the UFC. He would go back to bantamweight to take on future UFC bantamweight title holder Renan Barao, where he lost a unanimous decision. Escovedo would drop his next two fights to Takeya Mizugaki and Alex Caceres, which would lead to his release from the UFC. Escovedo has since retired from MMA.

'The Apache Kid' will be remembered for a ten year long MMA career that saw him pick up victories against Bart Palaszewski, Steven Siler, as well as a brutal head kick knockout of Yoshiro Maeda in Dream. Escovedo also holds a victory over current UFC bantamweight contender Michael McDonald.

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Record by Year and By Promotion

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Alex Caceres
Ref: Herb Dean
UFC on FOX 1: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs
Odds: -295 Moderate Favorite Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $6,000 Base | Weigh-In: 134.0 lbs
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
4:30 Round 2 of 3, 9:30 Total
Takeya Mizugaki
Ref: Adam Martinez
UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs
Odds: +185 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Renan Barão
Ref: Steve Mazzagatti
UFC 130: Rampage vs Hamill
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs
Odds: +300 Moderate Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $6,000 Base | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs
Cancelled Bout Tommy Vargas Tachi PF 9 2011.05.06
Reason: Escovedo to UFC
Win | Submission | Choke Steven Siler Showdown Fights 2011.01.28
Loss | Submission
2:29 Round 1 of 2
Michihiro Omigawa
Ref: Samio Kimura
Dream 16
Main Card | Featherweight | 63 kg
Odds: +250 Moderate Underdog | Weigh-In: 143.3 lbs
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches Michael McDonald Tachi Palace Fights 2010.07.09
Win | KO/TKO | Kick
2:29 Round 1 of 2
Yoshiro Maeda
Ref: Samio Kimura
Dream 13
Main Card | Featherweight | 63 kg
Odds: +185 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 138.4 lbs
#36 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2010
Win | Submission | Choke Jeff Bedard Tachi Palace Fights 2010.02.04
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:47 Round 1 of 3
Maurice Eazel
Strikeforce Challengers 4: Gurgel vs. Evangelista
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs
Weigh-In: 135.5 lbs
Win | Decision | Split Tyler Weathers DTP 2009.06.27
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Michael McDonald Palace Fighting Championship 2009.05.08
Loss | Decision | Unanimous Antonio Banuelos WEC 2006.08.17
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
0:56 Round 1 of 3
Jens Pulver
IFL 1: Legends Championship 2006
Main Card
Loss | KO/TKO | Retired Urijah Faber WEC 2006.03.17
Win | Submission | Choke Joe Martin WEC 2005.10.14
Win | KO/TKO | Injury Poppies Martinez WEC 2005.05.19
Win | Submission | Choke Randy Spence International Fighting Championship 2005.03.05
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Anthony Hamlett WEC 2003.10.17
Loss | Decision | Unanimous Bao Quach Gladiator Challenge 2003.04.13
Win | Submission | Choke Noah Schnable Gladiator Challenge 2003.02.16
Win | Submission | Choke Philip Perez WEC 2002.10.18
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes Christian Allen UA 3 2002.08.10
Win | Submission | Choke Paul Morris WEC 2002.06.07
Win | Submission | Choke Jay Valencia UA 2 2002.03.16
Win | Submission | Punches Bart Palaszewski UA 1 2002.01.27
Win | Submission | Choke Terry Dull WEC 2001.10.04

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