Scott Jorgensen Makes Flyweight Debut At UFC on Fox 9
It’s an intriguing move by a former UFC bantamweight title challenger, as Scott Jorgensen is dropping down to the flyweight division. He will make his 125-pound debut against top-10 contender Ian McCall at UFC on Fox 9 on December 14 in Sacramento. Jorgensen is just 3-and-3 in the UFC, but those losses have come against high quality opposition in Urijah Faber, Eddie Wineland and current interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao. He also dropped a decision against Dominick Cruz at WEC 53 with the WEC and UFC bantamweight titles on the line. Jorgensen is obviously looking for a fresh start in making the drop in weight and would seem to be a solid addition to the division.
As for McCall, “Uncle Creepy” is only 1-2 and 1 in his UFC tenure. One of those losses and a draw coming against current flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson and the other defeat against top contender Joseph Benavidez. McCall is fresh off a victory over Iliarde Santos at UFC 163 in what was a Fight of the Night performance.
Jorgenson’s last effort was a fourth-round submission loss to Faber at The Ultimate Fighter 17 finale. He’s traditionally involved in entertaining fights, which is shown by the two “Fight of the Night” efforts he’s had in the Octagon. He was also involved in many rugged affairs dating back to his WEC days. With the champion Johnson in search of new challenges, Jorgensen could be one to watch if he’s able to put together multiple victories.
McCall certainly has his sights set on working his way back into title contention and a victory over Jorgensen would provide the boost that he’s in need of. The UFC on Fox 9 event is shaping up to be an outstanding one. Previously announced matchups include lightweight champ Anthony Pettis defending his belt against Josh Thomson, Faber vs. Michael McDonald in a pivotal bantamweight tilt and a featherweight clash between top contender Chad Mendes and Nik Lentz.
Rick LaFitte is an MMA writer for Rant Sports