Bantamweight contenders Scott Jorgensen and the returning Jeff Curran go head-to-head at UFC 137 on the main card of the pay per view; sure, it took injuries to get them there and we lose out on the Georges St-Pierre-Carlos Condit fight, but we do get a fast-paced 135 lb. encounter instead. Yay!
Since his KO victory over Ken Stone, UFC fans have salivated for another opportunity to see the former WEC contender in action. With a strong wrestling pedigree and a purple belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu, if he gets you down, he can pound you out (like he did with Stone) for the decision or T(KO) or wear you down for a unanimous decision. It might not be sexy, but if things aren’t going his way elsewhere, he’s not going to let you up and he will punish you.
After a WEC Featherweight title defeat by Urijah Faber, Jeff Curran went on to lose three more fights before he moved on to seek greener pastures. In his time away from the “major leagues,” Curran earned victories in four of the five encounters he was in and save for a win over current “The Ultimate Fighter” contestant Dustin Neace via submission (rib injury), all were unanimous decisions. So we know that he’ll be able to go the distance if need be.
The thing is, Jorgensen doesn’t need to go the distance; he’s got knockout power. Funny think though, Jorgensen doesn’t need a knockout, but he wants another impressive finish to put himself in line for another shot at Dominick Cruz. Jorgensen has matured since that last loss, has the tools to finish the fight and won’t miss this chance.
Winner: Scott Jorgensen via 2nd Round TKO.
Tags: Jeff Curran, Mixed Martial Arts, Scott Jorgensen, UFC, UFC 137