Urijah Faber, Scott Jorgensen Tapped for ‘TUF 17’ Finale Headliner on April 13



Bantamweights Urijah Faber and Scott Jorgensen will compete in the new headliner of “The Ultimate Fighter 17” Finale.

UFC officials revealed the news Wednesday after announcing Tuesday night that an injury to Demetrious Johnson forced the cancellation of the show’s original main event between the UFC flyweight king and challenger John Moraga. The “TUF 17” finale takes place April 13 in Las Vegas and will also see former Strikeforce champion Miesha Tate square off with Cat Zingano in the UFC’s second-ever women’s bout.

Faber, 33, has gone 5-3 since losing his WEC featherweight belt to Mike Thomas Brown in 2009. “The California Kid” dropped to 135 pounds in 2010, unsuccessfully challenging Dominick Cruz for the bantamweight belt in 2011 before coming up short in a bid for the interim strap against Renan Barao last year. Most recently, Faber finished veteran Ivan Menjivar in a rematch of their 2006 showdown, dispatching “The Pride of El Salvador” with a standing rear-naked choke last Saturday at UFC 157.

Jorgensen, 30, posted five straight wins in the WEC cage before falling to Cruz in a 2010 title bid. Since that setback, “Young Guns” has posted three wins against two losses, besting Ken Stone and Jeff Curran while stumbling against Barao and Eddie Wineland. Jorgensen was last seen at UFC on Fox 5, where he submitted “TUF 14” vet John Albert with a rear-naked choke on Dec. 8.

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