Fresh off a brilliant submission victory over Ivan Menjivar at UFC 157, â€œThe California Kidâ€ Urijah Faber returns to the Octagon on Saturday, April 13 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas to meet Scott Jorgensen in a canâ€™t-miss bantamweight showdown.
Faber, the former WEC featherweight champion ranked second in the bantamweight division, is known for his explosive athleticism and finishing ability, and the 33-year-old Sacramento native owns wins over the likes of Jens Pulver (twice), Raphael Assuncao, Takeya Mizugaki, Eddie Wineland and Brian Bowles.
A three-time Pac-10 wrestling champion at Boise State University, the 30-year-old Jorgensen defeated John Albert in a performance that earned him Fight and Submission of the Night honors in his most recent bout this past December. â€œYoung Gunsâ€ also holds notable victories over Jeff Curran and Brad Pickett and has developed a reputation as one of the divisionâ€™s most exciting fighters.
â€œUrijah Faber is one of the best bantamweights in the world and he proved it at UFC 157 by submitting Ivan Menjivar in the first round,â€ UFC President Dana White said. â€œHeâ€™s ready to jump right back in the Octagon on April 13 with Scott Jorgensen, whoâ€™s ranked seventh in the world at 135 pounds. Both of these guys like to finish fights. This is a really exciting main event for the TUF Finale!â€
In addition to the Faber-Jorgensen main event, this seasonâ€™s The Ultimate Fighter winner will be crowned when the OctagonÂ® makes its way back to the Mandalay Bay Events Center. The Ultimate Fighter Finale card also includes:
Â· Former Strikeforce bantamweight womenâ€™s champion Miesha Tate vs. highly touted, undefeated contender Cat Zingano in the second womenâ€™s bout in UFC history.
Â· A heavyweight showdown between Travis Browne and Gabriel Gonzaga.
Â· A featherweight collision between Bart Palaszewski and Cole Miller.
Â· A featherweight bout between TUF veteran Justin Lawrence and Houstonâ€™s Daniel Pineda.