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
  • 7 views

UFC bantamweight Cody "No Love" Garbrandt is not happy about Ian "Uncle Creepy" McCall's latest rant. Speaking with Bloody Elbow, McCall turned his attention away from his upcoming UFC 183 scrap with read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 6 views

The bout against Ian McCall may be the Brazilians last at flyweight after missing weight four times in eight fights. After missing weight by 5 pounds at the official weigh ins for UFC 183, John Linek read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 0 views

LAS VEGAS -- Ian McCall talks about his UFC 183 fight against John Lineker, his health going into this fight, why the flyweight division needs him, his thoughts on Lineker, and more. read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 11 views

Several fighters, including Kelvin Gastelum, Paige VanZant, Ian McCall and Miesha Tate, share their thoughts on Nick Diaz skipping promotional obligations like Wednesday’s open workouts.Filed under: read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 6 views

LAS VEGAS – Following back-to-back training camps for the same opponent, Ian McCall is sick and tired of thinking about John Lineker. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 0 views

LAS VEGAS -- Ian McCall has designs on doing for the flyweight division what Conor McGregor has done at featherweight. Before McGregor, 145 pounds was stagnant. The champion Jose Aldo is one of the b read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 0 views

LAS VEGAS – After missing weight by four pounds, John Lineker needed a win over Ian McCall just to climb out of the UFC’s doghouse before being banished to bantamweight. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 3 views

John Lineker could have been a contender at 125 pounds. As it turns out, he should have a future at 135. One day after missing the 125-pound weight limit for the fourth time in his past eight fights, read news >>

  • 24 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 >>