Urijah Faber facing Scott Jorgensen at Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale

Scott Jorgensen - UFCThe UFC didn’t waste any time finding a new main event for the Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale after original headliner Demetrious Johnson-John Moraga fell apart due to injury. Though it isn’t a title-bout as Johnson-Moraga was, the result should still be an entertaining affair given the talents of both competitors. Specifically, fan-favorite Urijah Faber will lock horns with Scott Jorgensen at the April 13 event.

UFC President Dana White confirmed the clash on Twitter.

Faber is coming off an impressive first-round finish of Ivan Menjivar at UFC 157, putting him back on track after a decision loss to interim champ Renan Barao in his previous bout. “The California Kid” is 27-6 in his career with 22 stoppages and a number of solid wins including those over Eddie Wineland, Brian Bowles, and Dominick Cruz.

Like Faber, the 14-6 Jorgensen scored a Rear-Naked Choke stoppage in the opening round of his most recent rumble. Five of his victories have come by way of submission.

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    It’s interesting, Jorgensen said on twitter that he wouldn’t be fighting if Faber hadn’t convinced him to keep wrestling in college.

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  • Mad_Hatter_XX says:

    Glad a main event was saved ,but Jorgensen just isn’t in the same class as Faber. This looks like a convenient way to give Faber another title shot after second win in a row.

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