Scott Jorgensen News
Tuesday 06.18.2013 12:00pm ET | View Full Article
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) now features "official" rankings on its website, UFC.com, covering all eight weight classes (including women) plus a pound-for-pound list. Rankings are updated approximately 36 hours after every UFC event, which means we're back with another installment following this past weekend's (June 15, 2013) UFC 161 show in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
The biggest mover...
Monday 06.17.2013 8:00am ET | View Full Article
Roy Nelson pushed his chips all-in on Saturday night. Riding a tremendous three-fight knockout streak into the last fight of his TUF 10 contract, Nelson was poised to make a remarkable jump in pay scale if he just could get by unranked Stipe Miocic at UFC 161.
Unfortunately for Nelson, things didn't quite work out as planned. But if "Big Country" was looking for sympathy, he didn't need to turn ...
Sunday 06.16.2013 1:27am ET | View Full Article
Like a page ripped straight out of 2012's injury parade, UFC 161 wound up a card littered with last-second changes. And while two future Hall of Famers, Rashad Evans and Dan Henderson, fought to a tight split decision in night's main event, it was an unheralded firefighter from Ohio who ultimately stole the show in the eyes of Winnipeg fans.
Originally slated to fight on the night's undercard, S...
Wednesday 06.12.2013 8:00pm ET | View Full Article
Former World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) Featherweight Champion Urijah Faber is always down for a scrap.
Sometimes, it's stepping in on short notice, like he did this past April when he filled the main event void left by Demetrious Johnson and John Moraga at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 17 Finale. That's where he faced Scott Jorgensen just two months after defeating Ivan Menjivar at UFC 157.
Wednesday 06.12.2013 8:56am ET | View Full Article
Remember to check earlier entries in the Factgrinder story stream for a richer discussion of amateur wrestling's various divisions and classifications.
Ah, the round of twelve at the NCAA Division 1 wrestling championships, the blood round. Win and you place top eight, an All American. Lose and you're left with little but tears and regrets. A final loss in the blood round will tattoo the soul of...
Tuesday 06.04.2013 7:28pm ET | View Full Article
The UFC's debut card on FOX Sports 1 continues falling into place.
Tuesday, word broke that bantamweights Urijah Faber and Yuri Alcantara will meet on the Aug. 17 event at Boston's TD Garden. The Las Vegas Sun initially tweeted the news, which was confirmed by MMAFighting.com.
Faber (28-6), the former WEC featherweight champion, is coming off a fourth-round submission win over Scott Jorgensen ...
Tuesday 06.04.2013 5:08pm ET | View Full Article
What should be a thrilling bantamweight contest has been added to the UFC on FOX Sports 1 debut card as former World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) champion and fan favorite Urijah Faber will take on Brazilian sensation Yuri Alcantara at the Aug. 17, 2013 event.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White said the historic event in his hometown of Boston, Mass., was going to be the bes...
Tuesday 06.04.2013 4:16pm ET | View Full Article
A bantamweight fight between Urijah Faber and Yuri Alcantara is set for UFC on Fox Sports 1 in Boston on August 17th. Case Keefer of the Las Vegas Sun relayed the news on Twitter earlier this afternoon:
Booked for @ufc on Fox Sports 1 card in Boston: Urijah Faber vs. Yuri Alcantara per @lorenzofertitta
— Case Keefer (@casekeefer) June 4, 2013
Faber (28-6) has impressively finished both Ivan Me...
Friday 05.31.2013 11:34am ET | View Full Article
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Tuesday 05.28.2013 9:00am ET | View Full Article
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) now features "official" rankings on its website, UFC.com, covering all eight weight classes (including women) plus a pound-for-pound list. Rankings are updated approximately 36 hours after every UFC event, which means we're back with another installment following this past weekend's (May 25, 2013) UFC 160 show in Newark, New Jersey.
The biggest movers and sha...
Monday 05.27.2013 8:00am ET | View Full Article
In the months since Georges St-Pierre's lopsided victory over Nick Diaz, UFC President Dana White has been largely non-committal regarding the UFC welterweight champion's next fight.
Two viable options exist for St-Pierre. One, a superfight against UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, is seemingly White's preference, while the other, a title defense against top contender Johny Hendricks, is...
Sunday 05.26.2013 1:10am ET | View Full Article
UFC 160 promised a night of lightweight might, heavyweight splendor and all-around fireworks. Needless to say, it lived up to expectations.
By the time the dust settled, we had two freshly minted No. 1 contenders, a slew of spectacular finishes -- including another entry into 2013's spinning back kick catalog -- and yet another dominant performance from the man dubbed the baddest on the planet. ...
Monday 05.20.2013 9:00pm ET | View Full Article
Urijah Faber is a fighter with a lot on his plate.
By far, the most popular mixed martial artist below 155 pounds, "The California Kid" isn't just keeping himself busy fighting these days. He's doing commercials, looking for investment opportunities, launching websites and even helping artists put on gallery shows.
Oh yeah, and he's also the team leader of the extremely successful Alpha Male gy...
Monday 05.20.2013 3:38pm ET | View Full Article
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight Urijah Faber is fresh off a short notice main event victory over Scott Jorgensen last month (April 13, 2013) at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale, but in light of recent events in the bantamweight division, he'd be willing to do it again if asked.
UFC 161 was supposed to be headlined by an interim title fight between Renan Bara...
Thursday 05.16.2013 11:31am ET | View Full Article
(An excerpt from Urijah Faber's Optical Panacea poster. Click the image to see the full-size extended version.)
By Ben Goldstein
From the very beginning of his career, Urijah Faber understood that he could be so much more than just a guy throwing punches in a cage. The California Kid bought his own gym in 2006, and went on to build one of the most successful fight teams in the sport. He's par...
Friday 05.10.2013 10:00pm ET | View Full Article
The Ultimate Fighting Championship's (UFC) next network television fight card, UFC on FOX 8, is quickly to filling up with the additional of a bantamweight bout between John Albert and Yaotzin Meza.
Both men are coming off first-round defeats in their last bouts and will look to get back on the winning track when they meet at KeyArena in Seattle, Wash., on July 27, 2013.
UFC officials confirmed...
Friday 05.10.2013 5:00pm ET | View Full Article
A bantamweight fight between John Albert and Yaotzin Meza has been added to the upcoming UFC on FOX 8 fight card, according to UFC officials.
Albert is in on a three-fight losing streak, including a submission loss to Scott Jorgensen at UFC on FOX 5 on Dec. 8, 2012. Meza, who trains with UFC champion Benson Henderson, will try to bounce back from being knocked out by Chad Mendes at UFC on FX 6 o...
Friday 05.10.2013 3:00pm ET | View Full Article
In what will probably be the final addition to the card Yaotzin Meza is facing off against John Albert at UFC on Fox 8. It's not the most scintillating of matchups, but carries with it the promise that both of these fighters will probably get cut with a loss. It's hard to say what effect that has on a fighters mentality going in, it may make the fight more exciting, or it may lead to a safe, poin...
Monday 05.06.2013 9:14pm ET | View Full Article
Kid Nate dons his patented dressing gown to tell you exactly how good or bad the previous nights fights have been.
In which I offer my post-fight review and analysis of Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez 4 and UFC on Fox 5: Henderson vs. Diaz from top to bottom.
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Friday 05.03.2013 1:00am ET | View Full Article
With an injury forcing TJ Waldburger off the UFC 161 card, Kenny Robertson will step in to face Sean Pierson. The 12-2 Robertson most recently fought at UFC 157 in February, earning an impressive first-round submission over Brock Jardine.Alexis Davis vs. Rosi Sexton Added to 161Updated April 3Canada will see its first women's bantamweight bout, as Strikeforce alum Alexis Davis takes on 13-2 Rosi ...