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Less than 24 hours after announcing a bantamweight brawl between buddies Urijah Faber (Pictured) and Scott Jorgensen will now headline “The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale,” the UFC has confirmed Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada will host the April 13th festivities.
An arena of this size isn’t typically used for a TUF Finale show, but Def Leppard decided to extend their stay at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino so the popular resort was nixed at the last minute.
Obviously, The Pearl at The Palms is out of the question…
That’s not the only change the event has undergone. Flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson was slated to headline the gig against John Moraga, but “Mighty Mouse” was forced to withdraw earlier this week with an undisclosed injury.
“The California Kid” and “Young Guns” were more than happy to serve as substitutes.
“Urijah 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,” UFC President Dana White said. “He’s ready to jump right back in the Octagon with Scott Jorgensen, who’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.”
FX will broadcast the night’s featured bouts live.
Here is the card’s current roster:
Sam Sicilia vs. Maximo Blanco
Daniel Pineda vs. Justin Lawrence
Bart Palaszewski vs. Cole Miller
Travis Browne vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
Miesha Tate vs. Cat Zingano
TUF 17 Finalist vs. TUF 17 Finalist
Urijah Faber vs. Scott Jorgensen
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Nice peak into Urijah Faber’s fight day. Thanks to Metro PCS for the video and Intravid for the find.
Urijah Faber moving up the ranks
UFC 157 Urijah Faber post fight interview
Just hours after it was reported that the flyweight title fight between Demetrious Johnson and John Moraga was off due to the champs untimely injury, a new main event has been announced.
Friends, and training partners Urijah Faber and Scott Jorgensen have answered the bell. The two men will serve as the main event of the evening, putting their friendship aside for 25 minutes or...
Well, that didn’t take long. Just hours after reporting an injury had forced flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson out of his April 13th scrap against John Moraga, UFC President Dana White has announced the new bout that will headline “The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale.”
Bantamweight buds Urijah Faber (Pictured) and Scott Jorgensen will now serve as the show’s featured attraction...
UFC officials announced that a bantamweight bout between Urijah Faber and Scott Jorgensen is now the headlining bout for the TUF 17 Finale card. With Demetrious Johnson’s injury forcing him to withdraw from the TUF 17 Finale card the UFC has found a solid replacement bout quickly. The TUF 17 Finale takes place April 13 [...]
UFC Flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson has suffered an injury that has forced him to pull out of what would have been his second title defense. The fight was scheduled to headline the TUF 17 Finale on April 13th against John Moraga. The new main event will be former WEC champ Urijah Faber vs Scott Jorgensen. Faber is just coming off a first round submission victory at UFC 157...
Busy this week so I didn’t get to put up a preview of UFC 157. For those of you who knew it was coming on and did get to enjoy it, there was a lot of great action on the card. My personal villain Urijah Faber seems to have found his stride again, Lyoto Machida [...]