Urijah Faber WEC 38

Much was made about the friendship between Urijah Faber and Scott Jorgensen leading up to their fight at the TUF 17 Finale on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, but watching the two men go at it, you’d never guess they were longtime friends and sometime training partners.

Faber was all over Jorgensen in the opening round, outpunching him on the feet and outgrappling him on the mat. Faber spent much of the round on Jorgensen’s back, softening him up with punches to the head. And when he wasn’t on Jorgensen’s back, he was trying to lock up his patented guillotine choke, although he couldn’t land the finishing maneuver.

Faber remained on the sharp end of their striking exchanges in round two, but in round three, Jorgensen turned the tide, landing more of his punches and hurting Faber with a hard elbow.

Faber got back on his game in the fourth round, picking up the pace on his striking, mixing in knees and takedown feints with his punch combinations. And just past the midway point, Faber bull rushed a takedown, took Jorgensen’s back in the ensuing scramble, and locked on a body triangle and fight finishing rear naked choke.

“We were going back and forth, but it’s just incremental things at the highest level and he made a small mistake and capitalized on it,” said Faber after the fight, heaping nothing but praise on his friend.

“I had some close calls in there, but this guy knows my stuff man.”

It was Faber’s second consecutive victory since failing to capture the interim UFC bantamweight championship when he fought current titleholder Renan Barão last summer.

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

Related News

Iaquinta Finishes Strong, Takes Split Nod over Masvidal

  • 23 days ago
  • 2 views

Read on for UFC Fight Night main card results... read news >>

UFC Fairfax main card results - Poirier dominates, 'TUF 18' winner Pena triumphant in return

  • 23 days ago
  • 3 views

Check out the results from the first four main card bouts on today's special UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas afternoon show in Fairfax, VA. After a rather slow-paced preliminary card, the action pi read news >>

Previewing the Favorites, Dark Horses of TUF Brazil 4

  • 25 days ago
  • 11 views

The UFC continues its tradition of provided the great MMA country of Brazil with another season of The Ultimate Fighter, starting on April 6. TUF Brazil 4, which will be coached by Mauricio "Shogun" read news >>

Is Ronda Rousey fight in Julianna Pe%26#xF1;a's future after her arduous, drama-filled rehab? (Yahoo Sports)

  • 26 days ago
  • 0 views

'TUF' winner Peña is making her return to the Octagon after a devastating knee injury. Will she be the same fighter? read news >>

Is Ronda Rousey fight in Julianna Pe%26#xF1;a's future after her arduous, drama-filled rehab? (Yahoo Sports)

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 views

'TUF' winner Peña is making her return to the Octagon after a devastating knee injury. Will she be the same fighter? read news >>

Tony Ferguson vs. Josh Thomson Set for UFC Fight Night 72 in San Diego

  • 27 days ago
  • 0 views

TUF 13 winner Tony Ferguson will put his five-fight winning streak on the line against former Strikeforce champion Josh Thomson at UFC Fight Night 72. read news >>

WSOF 19 salaries: Fight purses range from $60,000 to $750

  • 26 days ago
  • 14 views

Justin Gaethje was the leading earner from this past Saturday's World Series of Fighting 19 card, pocketing $60,000 for his electric main event win over Luis Palomino, according to information releas read news >>

Nogueira brothers: ‘It was hard to replace’ Anderson Silva on TUF: Brazil 4

  • 29 days ago
  • 10 views

UFC legend Anderson Silva was set to coach the fourth season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil in Las Vegas in opposite to fellow former champion Mauricio Rua, but the Nevada Athletic Commission pulled read news >>

WSOF 19 results and GIFs: Gaethje finishes Palomino in thriller, Holder upsets Thiago Silva

  • 29 days ago
  • 38 views

Check out all the action from tonight's World series of Fighting event which saw Justin Gaethje take on Luis Palomino for the lightweight title in the main event and the opening round of the light he read news >>