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.

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