After tossing Miller to the canvas halfway through the first round and refusing to follow him down, it became apparent that Efrain’s intentions were to keep the fight on the feet. Just moments later a huge right hand from the Arizona native sent Miller crashing to the canvas, where Escudero followed it up with several more powerful punches that separated Miller from consciousness.
Tomasz Drwal and Drew McFedries came out like they had a deep grudge against one another as both men attempted to knock the others’ head from their shoulders with a series of brutal exchanges. It seemed like McFedries began to tire torwards the end of the first round, and it ended up taking Drwal all of 1:03 to knock the fatigued brawler to the canvas where he sinched up the rear-naked choke for the victory in the second.
Other fighters that put themselves in the winners column during the preliminary portion of UFC 103 include Ricky Story, Jim Miller and Vladimir Matyushenko.
A full list of results from the UFC 103 prelims are below:
COLE MILLER VS. EFRAIN ESCUDERO – Winner: Efrain Escudero via TKO (punches) -Round 1
TOMASZ DRWAL VS. DREW MCFEDRIES – Winner: Tomasz Drwal via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2
JIM MILLER VS. STEVE LOPEZ – Winner: Jim Miller via TKO (injury – Lopez’ shoulder popped out of socket from a jab) – Round 2
RAFAELLO OLIVEIRA VS. NICK LENTZ – Winner: Nick Lentz via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
RICKY STORY VS. BRIAN FOSTER – Winner: Rick Story via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 1
JASON BRILZ VS. ELIOT MARSHALL – Winner: Eliot Marshall via split decision (30-28, 27-30, 30-27)
IGOR POKRAJAC VS. VLADIMIR MATYUSHENKO – Winner: Vladimir Matyushenko via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
RAFAEL DOS ANJOS VS. ROB EMERSON – Winner: Rafael dos Anjos via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)