Juan Francisco Espino Dieppa
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Returning Sept. 26
September 8, 2020
Espino will take on Jeff Hughes at UFC 253 on September 26, ESPN MMA reports.
Espino will be making his return to the Octagon after having hand surgery back in September of 2019. This will be his first fight since submitting Justin Frazier back in November 2018. Espino and Hughes will be fighting at heavyweight.
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Out until 2020
September 10, 2019
Espino is set to have hand surgery that will keep him sidelined for the rest of 2019, Danny Segura of MMAFighting.com reports.
Espino will need to take three months off before he can start training again. The former Ultimate Fighter champion has not fought since scoring a first-round win over Justin Frazier via submission last November. The 38-year-old is riding a seven fight winning streak.
Wins TUF heavyweight crown
November 30, 2018
Espino defeated Justin Frazier via submission (straight armlock) at 3:36 of Round 1 at The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale in Las Vegas on Friday.
Espino didn't give his opponent a chance to breathe in this one, as he hit takedowns and softened Frazier up repeatedly until progressing into mount to finish the arm lock. Espino was never thought of as the favorite to win the season but he is a competent wrestler and grappler, which could be enough to make inroads at heavyweight. The issue is that Espino is already 38 years old, which is late for a fighter to be beginning their career in earnest, even in a division where competitors tend to stick around longer. He improves to 9-1 in professional MMA as a result of the victory.