The UFC bolstered their bantamweight roster this week with the addition of a seasoned veteran coming off back-to-back wins, albeit one who will be looking for redemption in the Octagon rather than hoping to simply impress fans in his debut.
According to an initial report from MMAJunkie.com, 33-13-1 Jeff Curran has inked a deal with the UFC, while a follow-up story from MMAFighting has stated former title-contender Scott Jorgensen will welcome Curran back to the organization at some point this fall.
Curran has won four of his last five fights but holds a 1-5 record under the Zuffa banner including a quartet of consecutive losses in WEC. However, the submission savvy 33-year old was competitive even in defeat and has beaten a number of tough draws throughout his career like Charles Bennett, Wagnney Fabiano, and Raphael Assuncao.
If he does indeed face Jorgensen later this year Curran should have his hands full considering “Young Guns” past performances. The 12-4 Jorgensen is coming off a knockout victory over Ken Stone at the Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale after going the distance against 135-pound champ Dominick Cruz six months earlier, a loss snapping a five-fight winning streak including success against Takeya Mizugaki, Antonio Banuelos, and Brad Pickett.
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