WEC 53: Henderson vs. Pettis Live Results Home Page

Dominick Cruz vs. Scott Jorgensen

Dominick Cruz and Scott Jorgensen - WEC 53

Dominick Cruz and Scott Jorgensen - WEC 53

Round 1:
Cruz is a ball of motion from the opening bell. Jorgensen takes center cage, trying to get a read on Cruz. Cruz is landing the more effective strikes early, flying in, punching, and spinning out away from Jorgensen. Cruz drives in with a knee to the body, but Jorgensen takes Cruz down briefly and maintains control from behind, standing for a brief period. They separate and Cruz goes right back to being a whirlwind of arms and legs. Jorgensen chases, trying to land punches, but gets lit up by Cruz in a flurry of punches and kicks. Jorgensen lands a punch or two here and there, but Cruz is flying in at such unorthodox angles, Jorgensen can’t tell where he’s coming from. Jorgensen scores a takedown and takes Cruz’s back at the end of the round, but Cruz quickly reverses before the bell.

Dominick Cruz and Scott Jorgensen - WEC 53

Dominick Cruz and Scott Jorgensen - WEC 53

Round 2:
Jorgensen showing more movement as round two kicks off, not content to hold the center of the cage as tightly as round one. Jorgensen opens a cut on the bridge of Cruz’s nose with some punches, but Cruz is still stinging him with combinations and then shoots and scores a double-leg takedown on the former PAC-10 champion wrestler. Cruz goes to work on Jorgensen’s body with punches from the guard and then drops some heavy elbows to the head. Cruz moves to half guard and continues pummeling Jorgensen, switching from head to body and back. Jorgensen works his way up the cage and gets back to his feet, but quickly eats a jumping knee from Cruz. Jorgensen just can’t seem to find an answer to Cruz’s odd-ball style.

Dominick Cruz and Scott Jorgensen - WEC 53

Dominick Cruz and Scott Jorgensen - WEC 53

Round 3:
Cruz immediately comes out firing and landing the right hand. Jorgensen trying to find an opening, but Cruz drops him with a straight right. Jorgensen bounces right back up, but looks to be breathing hard, and appears confused by Cruz’s attack. Cruz lights him up with another furious combination of kicks and punches. Cruz slipping and ducking almost everything Jorgensen is throwing now, and still mixing his own combinations up so that Jorgensen can’t figure out what’s coming next. Cruz scores the takedown and goes right back to work from Jorgensen’s guard, wearing Jorgensen down. Jorgensen sweeps and and gets to Cruz’s back briefly before they stand up and trade a few more shots before the bell.

Round 4:
Cruz opens again with a stunning right hand and rushes Jorgensen, taking him to the mat and starting work from guard. Cruz continues the ground and pound assault, but Jorgensen manages to get back to his feet, Cruz quickly pushing him to the cage in a clinch. Lots of swelling under Jorgensen’s right eye. They trade a few more blows before Cruz once again takes Jorgensen to the mat and immediately passes to side control. Jorgensen gets on all-fours and escapes back to standing again. Cruz is a little slower than earlier, but is still coming at Jorgensen from all angles, mixing up his striking attack, and then scoring another double-leg takedown. He finishes the round working on Jorgensen’s body from inside the guard.

Dominick Cruz and Scott Jorgensen - WEC 53

UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz

Round 5:
Cruz opens with a punch combination and follows with a couple of head kicks for good measure. Jorgensen still can’t find a target. Cruz is landing five to 10 strikes for every one that Jorgensen is able to land. Midway through the round and Cruz is two and half minutes away from a UFC title. He continues to light Jorgensen up, but the Idahoan finally manages a takedown. Cruz gets right back up, eats a knee on the way up, but immediately goes back to picking away at Jorgensen before shooting a power double-leg takedown. Cruz is grounding and pounding Jorgensen, with much less authority than earlier in the fight, but still in complete control of the fight. He passes to half guard, then lets Jorgensen up, letting loose a flurry of strikes. He can’t finish Jorgensen, but his utter domination of him should put the final WEC bantamweight strap and the first UFC 135-pound title around his waist.

Dominick Cruz def. Scott Jorgensen by Unanimous Decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45), R5

WEC 53: Henderson vs. Pettis Live Results Home Page

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale live results, play-by-play, and analysis

  • 19 days ago
  • 7 views

Bloody Elbow has live results and coverage of the TUF 21 Finale on Sunday, July 12th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jake Ellenberger and Stephen Thompson are in the main event in a five-round read news >>

The Downes Side: UFC 189 Predictions

  • 20 days ago
  • 4 views

UFC / WEC veteran Dan Downes talks strategy and predictions for UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor, taking place Saturday, July 11... read news >>

Invicta FC 13: Live Results, Play-by-Play, Fight Card Highlights

  • 20 days ago
  • 23 views

Invicta FC returns to UFC Fight Pass with a seven-fight card featuring three title tilts. The headlining title bout takes place in the featherweight division between champion Cris "Cyborg" Justino an read news >>

The Ultimate Fighter 21 live discussion: Episode 12

  • 20 days ago
  • 16 views

Join us here tonight for live coverage of episode 12 of The Ultimate Fighter as the latest season sees its conclusion. TUF: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians airs tonight at 10 pm on Fox Sports 1. J read news >>

UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor Previews, Predictions, and Analysis

  • 21 days ago
  • 37 views

Bloody Elbow's analytic coverage of Chad Mendes vs. Conor McGregor this July 11, 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mike Brown "headlines" a solid undercard also featuring the r read news >>

UFC 189 live stream results: 'Mendes vs McGregor' play-by-play updates

  • 22 days ago
  • 21 views

Fourth of July may be over, but the real fireworks have yet to come ... Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will cap off International Fight Week in style, with a stacked UFC 189: "Mendes vs. McGreg read news >>

Paulo Filho admits use of cocaine during WEC career, says Jon Jones will use it again

  • 23 days ago
  • 214 views

Former PRIDE star and WEC middleweight champion Paulo Filho once was one of the best fighters in the world, but never really achieved what his teammates expected him to. For years, training partners read news >>

The Ultimate Fighter 21 live discussion: Episode 11

  • 27 days ago
  • 36 views

Tonight, live coverage of episode 11 of The Ultimate Fighter. TUF: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians airs tonight at 10 pm on Fox Sports 1. Join us here for live discussion. Tonight, episode ten of read news >>

Glory 23 Las Vegas full fight card coverage: Previews, analysis, video, more

  • 27 days ago
  • 3 views

Get all your coverage here for Glory 23 Las Vegas, live on Spike TV August 7 and headlined by Nieky Holzken vs. Raymond Daniels. This past weekend saw Glory putting on an excellent show in Glory 22 F read news >>

Latest Jose Aldo injury adds to the UFC woes of WEC's last trio of champions

  • 27 days ago
  • 17 views

Jose Aldo's latest withdrawal is a continuation of injury-related disappointments experienced by the WEC's final trio of champions. When Jose Aldo pulled out of his UFC 189 title fight main event vs. read news >>