Found February 27, 2013 on
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.
“Me n @UrijahFaber gonna putting on damn show at @ufc tuf finale live. Crazy I wouldn’t be fighting if he hasn’t talked me into in college!” Jorgensen tweeted immediately after White’s confirmation.
To which Faber responded, “2 buds punching each other! . Weird.”
Faber is only four days removed from a first round submission victory over Ivan Menjivar at UFC 157. In his last 11 scraps, “The California Kid” is 0-5 in championship affairs and perfect in six non-title bouts.
Jorgensen, meanwhile, snapped his two-fight skid by submitting John Albert in December.
A yet-to-be announced venue in Las Vegas, Nevada will host the festivities.
Here is the show’s current roster:
Sam Sicilia vs. Maximo Blanco
Miesha Tate vs. Cat Zingano
Daniel Pineda vs. Justin Lawrence
Bart Palaszewski vs. Cole Miller
Travis Browne vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
TUF 17 Finalist vs. TUF 17 Finalist
Urijah Faber vs. Scott Jorgensen
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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...
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 [...]
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...
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 [...]
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