Former bantamweight contender Scott Jorgensen will look to make his way back into the title-hunt on June 8 when he faces Eddie Wineland at UFC on FX 3. Jorgensen is coming off his first UFC loss after picking up a pair of wins inside the Octagon.
Organization officials have confirmed the bout as well as its summer date. However, UFC on FX 3 has no location yet based on a promotion allowing fans to vote for a Hometown Throwdown.
Jorgensen excelled as a member of WEC’s roster, racking up victories over Takeya Mizugaki, Antonio Banuelos, and Brad Pickett, but fell short in his crack at Dominick Cruz’s championship in the company’s final event before it was absorbed by the UFC. “Young Guns” is 13-5 in his career with the bulk of his victories coming as the result of his ground-game and control from above.
Wineland once held the bantamweight title in WEC and nearly put himself in position to fight for the UFC version of the belt after picking up four straight wins to close out his WEC run. Unfortunately for fans of the 27-year old, decision defeats to Urijah Faber and Joseph Benavidez since joining the UFC have stymied those aspirations and put him in the dreaded position of attempting to avoid a three-fight losing streak.
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MMATraining Take: This should be an excellent match-up between two well-rounded competitors who need a win and aren’t afraid to engage in an all-out war if necessary. Between this and Johnson-McCall/Pyle-Neer, fans are in for a technical treat wherever UFC on FX 3 ends up.