Scott Jorgensen Drops to Flyweight; Faces Ian McCall at UFC on Fox 9 in December


01-Scott-Jorgensen-TUF-17-w-478x270Scott Jorgensen was one of the top bantamweight fighters in the world. He’s cashing in his chips at 135 pounds, however, and making the drop to 125 pounds.

Jorgensen will make his flyweight debut against Ian McCall at UFC on Fox 9 on Dec. 14 in Sacramento, Calif.

UFC officials announced the bout on Tuesday.

Jorgensen (14-7) has been in and out of the bantamweight title picture for quite some time. He’s coming off of a rough patch, losing three of his last four bouts, including his last, to friend and former training partner Urijah Faber at the TUF 17 Finale in April.

Jorgenson’s lone title shot was a unanimous decision loss to current UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz at WEC 53 in December of 2010. He’s hoping to get back in the title picture, only this time he intends to do it at flyweight.

McCall (12-4-1) is a former Tachi Palace Fights champion, but hasn’t found the same success since he joined the UFC early last year to enter its four-man flyweight championship tournament.

He fought to a draw with now-champion Demetrious Johnson in the opening round of the tournament, but lost the rematch and his follow-up bout to Joseph Benavidez earlier this year.

McCall recently rebounded at UFC 163 with unanimous decision victory over Iliarde Santos.

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis puts his belt on the line for the first time when he faces former Strikeforce champion Josh Thomson in the UFC on Fox 9 main event.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

  • 28 days ago
  • 0 views

Manny Gamburyan has been ruled out of a planned bantamweight meeting with Aljamain Sterling, and veteran Takeya Mizugaki has agreed to step in and take the fight.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 views

Takeya Mizugaki replaces an injured Manny Gamburyan and will now face Aljamain Sterling at UFC on FOX 15 on April 18, 2015, according to UFC officials Tuesday.Mizugaki (20-8-2) has won four of his fi read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 5 views

Could it be? Hype can be a dangerous thing. According to Rashad Evans, that seems to be the case for Alexander Gustafsson, the poster boy for Swedish mixed martial arts (MMA) who recently suffered a read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 0 views

The injuries continue to pile up for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, as Manny Gamburyan has withdrawn from his bout with Aljamain Sterling at UFC on Fox 15 “Rockhold vs. Machida” due read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 0 views

An injury to Manny Gamburyan has led to Japanese bantamweight Takeya Mizugaki replacing him against top prospect Aljamain Sterling at UFC on Fox 15 in New Jersey. It may shock you, but there's been a read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 4 views

Don't do it Paige! It wasn't exactly Conor McGregor-esque, but Paige VanZant went into her Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut at UFC Fight Night 57 in Nov. 2014 against Kailin Curran with a l read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 3 views

A welterweight pairing pitting Kenny Robertson against George Sullivan has been added to UFC on Fox 15 “Rockhold vs. Machida” on April 18. read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 0 views

The April lineup for the UFC’s return to New Jersey continues to grow with the addition of a welterweight bout.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 3 views

UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson is interested in fighting bantamweight campion T.J. Dillashaw, but at a high asking price. With the number of viable challengers for UFC flyweight champion D read news >>