Scott Jorgensen

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Scott Jorgensen
BornScott Roger Jorgensen
(1982-09-17) September 17, 1982 (age 31)
Payson, Utah[1]
Other namesYoung Guns
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Weight125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)
DivisionFlyweight (2013-present)
Bantamweight (2006-2013)
Reach66 in (168 cm)
StanceOrthodox
Fighting out ofBoise, Idaho
TeamDriven Training Center, Combat Fitness
Rank     purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu[2]
WrestlingNCAA Division I Wrestling
Years active2006–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total22
Wins14
By knockout2
By submission5
By decision7
Losses8
By knockout1
By submission2
By decision5
WebsiteOfficial UFC Profile
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: August 18, 2010
 
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Scott Jorgensen
BornScott Roger Jorgensen
(1982-09-17) September 17, 1982 (age 31)
Payson, Utah[1]
Other namesYoung Guns
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Weight125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)
DivisionFlyweight (2013-present)
Bantamweight (2006-2013)
Reach66 in (168 cm)
StanceOrthodox
Fighting out ofBoise, Idaho
TeamDriven Training Center, Combat Fitness
Rank     purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu[2]
WrestlingNCAA Division I Wrestling
Years active2006–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total22
Wins14
By knockout2
By submission5
By decision7
Losses8
By knockout1
By submission2
By decision5
WebsiteOfficial UFC Profile
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: August 18, 2010

Scott Roger Jorgensen (born September 17, 1982) is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the flyweight division of the UFC. As of February 17, 2014, Jorgensen is ranked the #12 flyweight by UFC.[3] He has also competed for the WEC and ShoXC.

Background[edit]

Jorgensen started wrestling in the 3rd grade and continued wrestling in college for Boise State University. He is a 3 time Pac-10 Champion and finished in the top 12 at the NCAA National Tournament three years in a row.[4]

Jorgensen has been diagnosed with vitiligo.[4] According to Jorgensen from an interview with MMARecap.com, "Its just a pigmentation disorder that basically my immune system fights off pigment cells and loses its color." In another interview, he talks about when he first noticed it happening. "It started in ninth grade. I noticed a small spot on my wrist and I didn't think much of it. My mom offered to take me to a doctor but I didn't want to go. It kind of bothered me because I didn't know how to explain it to people ... and some people were ignorant. So I just involved myself with what I do best, which is wrestling, and I've always had lots of friends. It got to the point where I decided you'll either accept me or you won't and if it's because of my skin then you've got bigger issues than I do. I just don't care, it doesn't bother me. It's something that makes me who I am. It is me and it's never hindered me in any way. It's funny to see people talk about it."[5]

According to Jorgensen's post on Twitter, he is half-Japanese half-Caucasian.[6]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Jorgensen began his mixed martial arts career fighting in several respected regional promotions, including, X-Fighting Championships, Alaska Fighting Championships, Ring of Fire, and ShoXC.

World Extreme Cagefighting[edit]

Jorgensen made his WEC debut against Damacio Page at WEC 32, falling via unanimous decision, in a fight that has been reported as having Jorgensen suffering health problems from his vitiligo at the time of the fight. Jorgensen then went onto earn victories in his next two bouts against established veterans Kenji Osawa and Frank Gomez.

Jorgensen dropped an extremely close split decision to Antonio Banuelos at WEC 41 in a bout that was described by Reed Harris as one of the best fights in all of 2009.[7]

Jorgensen was scheduled to fight Rafael Rebello on September 2, 2009 at WEC 43. However, Rebello was forced to withdraw due to injury and was replaced by Noah Thomas.[8] Jorgensen defeated Thomas via TKO in the first round.

Jorgensen defeated Takeya Mizugaki on December 19, 2009 at WEC 45, via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).[9] The bout also earned Fight of the Night honors.[10]

Jorgensen's his next opponent was Chad George on March 6, 2010 at WEC 47.[11] He won via submission due to a standing guillotine choke 31 seconds into the first round.

Jorgensen faced Antonio Banuelos in a long awaited rematch on April 24, 2010 at WEC 48, replacing an injured Damacio Page.[12] Jorgensen won the rematch by unanimous decision.

Jorgensen defeated Brad Pickett via unanimous decision on August 18, 2010 at WEC 50.[13]

Jorgensen finally got his title shot and faced Dominick Cruz on December 16, 2010 at the promotion's final event, WEC 53.[14] The winner of the bout would become both the final WEC Bantamweight Champion and the first ever UFC Bantamweight Champion, marking the first time a UFC title would be awarded outside the UFC.[15] Jorgensen lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

In October 2010, World Extreme Cagefighting merged with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As part of the merger, all WEC fighters were transferred to the UFC.[16]

Jorgensen faced Ken Stone on June 4, 2011 at The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale.[17] Jorgensen won the fight via KO after knocking Stone out cold with punches from inside Stone's closed guard during the first round.

Jorgensen next faced Jeff Curran on October 29, 2011 at UFC 137.[18] He won the fight via unanimous decision.

Jorgensen then fought Renan Barão on February 4, 2012 at UFC 143.[19] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Jorgensen fought Eddie Wineland on June 8, 2012 at UFC on FX 3.[20] Wineland defeated Jorgensen via second round KO, in a bout that earned both participants Fight of the Night honors.

Jorgensen then faced John Albert on December 8, 2012 at UFC on Fox 5.[21] Jorgensen won the fight via submission in the first round earning Submission of the Night and Fight of the Night honors for his performance.

Jorgensen faced Urijah Faber on April 13, 2013 in the main event at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale.[22] After three close rounds, he lost the fight via submission in the fourth round.

Move to Flyweight[edit]

It was announced on September 17th that Jorgensen would be moving down to Flyweight. He was expected to face Ian McCall on December 14, 2013 at UFC on Fox 9.[23] However, McCall was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by John Dodson.[24] Then on December 3, Dodson himself was forced from the bout after sustaining a knee injury.[25] Jorgensen instead faced promotional newcomer Zach Makovsky.[26] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Jorgensen is expected to face Jussier Formiga on March 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 38.[27]

Personal life[edit]

Jorgensen has a son, and a bachelors degree in physiology. He is also directing marketing for a home health company. [28]

Championships and awards[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res.RecordOpponentMethodEventDateRoundTimeLocationNotes
Loss14–8Zach MakovskyDecision (unanimous)UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Benavidez 2December 14, 201335:00Sacramento, California, United StatesFlyweight debut
Loss14–7Urijah FaberSubmission (rear-naked choke)The Ultimate Fighter 17 FinaleApril 13, 201343:16Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win14–6John AlbertSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. DiazDecember 8, 201214:59Seattle, Washington, United StatesSubmission of the Night, Fight of the Night
Loss13–6Eddie WinelandKO (punches)UFC on FX: Johnson vs. McCallJune 8, 201224:10Sunrise, Florida, United StatesFight of the Night
Loss13–5Renan BarãoDecision (unanimous)UFC 143February 4, 201235:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win13–4Jeff CurranDecision (unanimous)UFC 137October 29, 201135:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win12–4Ken StoneKO (punches)The Ultimate Fighter 13 FinaleJune 4, 201114:01Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss11–4Dominick CruzDecision (unanimous)WEC 53December 16, 201055:00Glendale, Arizona, United StatesFor the WEC & UFC Bantamweight Championship.
Win11–3Brad PickettDecision (unanimous)WEC 50August 18, 201035:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesFight of the Night
Win10–3Antonio BanuelosDecision (unanimous)WEC 48April 24, 201035:00Sacramento, California, United States
Win9–3Chad GeorgeSubmission (standing guillotine choke)WEC 47March 6, 201010:31Columbus, Ohio, United States
Win8–3Takeya MizugakiDecision (unanimous)WEC 45December 19, 200935:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United StatesFight of the Night
Win7–3Noah ThomasTKO (punches and elbows)WEC 43October 10, 200913:13San Antonio, Texas, United States
Loss6–3Antonio BanuelosDecision (split)WEC 41June 7, 200935:00Sacramento, California, United States
Win6–2Frank GomezSubmission (guillotine choke)WEC 38January 25, 200911:09San Diego, California, United States
Win5–2Kenji OsawaDecision (unanimous)WEC 35August 3, 200835:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss4–2Damacio PageDecision (unanimous)WEC 32February 13, 200835:00Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States
Win4–1Chris DavidDecision (unanimous)ShoXC 1July 27, 200735:00Santa Barbara, California, United States
Win3–1Tyler TonerDecision (unanimous)ROF 29: AftershockApril 28, 200735:00Boulder, Colorado, United States
Loss2–1Joe JesserSubmission (armbar)ROF 26: RelentlessSeptember 9, 200611:08Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Win2–0Louie LagunsadSubmission (heel hook)ROF 25: OverdriveJuly 29, 200611:43Boulder, Colorado, United States
Win1–0Mike MorrisSubmission (armbar)Alaska Fighting Championship 24June 15, 200611:31Juneau, Alaska, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.scottjorgensen.tv/my-life
  2. ^ Dan Kuhl (April 8, 2013). "Fight of the Week: The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale - Urijah Faber vs. Scott Jorgensen". The MMA Corner. 
  3. ^ UFC Rankings
  4. ^ a b "Fight Path: Ex-Pac 10 champ Scott Jorgensen uses MMA to feed need for competition". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2009-12-10. 
  5. ^ http://www.fiveknuckles.com/mma-news/Scott-Jorgensen-talks-about-rare-skin-condition.html
  6. ^ http://twitter.com/#!/Scottjorgensen/statuses/73166459488055296
  7. ^ WEC GM Talks Best Fights of ’09
  8. ^ "WEC 43: Cerrone vs. Henderson on October 10 in San Antonio, Texas". MMAFrenzy.com. 2009-01-02. Retrieved 2009-08-29. 
  9. ^ "Scott Jorgensen vs. Takeya Mizugaki added to "WEC 45: Cerrone vs. Ratcliff"". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2009-10-30. 
  10. ^ "WEC 45 bonuses: Cerrone, Ratcliff, Jorgensen, Mizugaki share "Fight of the Night"". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  11. ^ "Scott Jorgensen vs. Chad George Announced for WEC 47". mmafrenzy.com. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  12. ^ "Jorgensen replaces injured Page, gets Banuelos rematch on WEC 48 PPV main card". mmajunkie.com. 2010-03-17. 
  13. ^ "Scott Jorgensen To Face Brad Pickett At "WEC: Cruz vs. Benavidez"". mmaspot.net. 2010-06-21. 
  14. ^ "WEC 53 title doubleheader features Henderson vs. Pettis, Cruz vs. Jorgensen". mmajunkie.com. 2010-09-27. 
  15. ^ "WEC 53: Dominick Cruz, Scott Jorgensen Fight To Be First UFC Bantamweight Champion". sbnation.com. December 14, 2010. 
  16. ^ "UFC and WEC set to merge in 2011; events to air on Versus and Spike TV". mmajunkie.com. October 28, 2010. 
  17. ^ "Scott Jorgensen Faces Ken Stone At TUF 13 Finale". heavy.com. February 14, 2011. 
  18. ^ "Scott Jorgensen Welcomes Jeff Curran Back to the Octagon at UFC 137". MMAWeekly.com. July 26, 2011. 
  19. ^ "Renan Barao vs Scott Jorgensen in the works for Feb. 4 in Las Vegas". mmamania.com. Retrieved 9 December 2011. 
  20. ^ "Scott Jorgensen vs. Eddie Wineland added to UFC on FX 3". mmajunkie.com. March 23, 2012. 
  21. ^ Morgan, John & Erickson, Matt (August 30, 2012). "Scott Jorgensen vs. John Albert slated for UFC on FOX 5". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 
  22. ^ Staff (2013-02-27). "Urijah Faber-Scott Jorgensen is The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale's new headliner". MMA Junkie. Retrieved 2013-02-27. 
  23. ^ Staff (2013-09-17). "Scott Jorgensen drops to flyweight, meets Ian McCall at UFC on FOX 9". MMA Junkie. Retrieved 2013-09-17. 
  24. ^ Jason Floyd (2013-10-29). "With Ian McCall injured, Scott Jorgensen now meets John Dodson at UFC on FOX 9". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2013-10-29. 
  25. ^ Chris Hall (2013-12-03). "John Dodson out of UFC on Fox 9 fight against Scott Jorgensen due to knee injury". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2013-12-03. 
  26. ^ Ken Pishna (2013-12-04). "RFA Flyweight Champion Zach Makovsky Tapped to Face Scott Jorgensen at UFC on Fox 9". mmaweekly.com. Retrieved 2013-12-04. 
  27. ^ Guilherme Cruz. "Scott Jorgensen vs. Jussier Formiga added to UFC fight card in Brazil". MMAFighting.com. Retrieved 2014-01-15. 
  28. ^ "Fight Path: Ex-Pac 10 champ Scott Jorgensen uses MMA to feed need for competition". MMAJUNKIE.com. 2009-12-10. Retrieved 2010-03-04. 

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