Scott Jorgensen

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Scott Jorgensen
Born Scott Roger Jorgensen
(1982-09-17) September 17, 1982 (age 31)
Payson, Utah, United States[1]
Other names Young Guns
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Weight 125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)
Division Flyweight (2013-present)
Bantamweight (2006-2013)
Reach 66.0 in (168 cm)
Fighting out of Boise, Idaho, United States
Team Driven Training Center, Combat Fitness
Rank Purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu[2]
Wrestling NCAA Division I Wrestling
Years active 2006–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 24
Wins 15
By knockout 2
By submission 5
By decision 8
Losses 9
By knockout 1
By submission 3
By decision 5
Website Official 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 May 26, 2014, Jorgensen is ranked the #15 Flyweight by UFC.[3] A professional competitor since 2006, he has also formerly competed for the WEC and ShoXC.

Background[edit]

Born in Utah and raised in Alaska and Idaho, Jorgensen began wrestling at the age of five, going on to become a two-time state champion as well as a two-time state runner-up in high school.[4] Jorgensen continued wrestling on a scholarship to Boise State University where he was a three-time Pac-10 Champion and finished in the top 12 at the NCAA National Tournament three years in a row.[5]

Jorgensen has been diagnosed with vitiligo.[5] 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."[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 faced Jussier Formiga on March 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 38.[27] Jorgensen lost the fight via submission in the first round. Formiga unintentionally butted Jorgensen's chin with the top of his skull, which went unnoticed by the referee and submitted the dazed Jorgensen via rear naked choke.[28] Jorgensen appealed the headbutt to the Brazilian Athletic Commission, however the result was upheld.[29]

Jorgensen faced Danny Martinez on June 7, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 42.[30] He won the fight via unanimous decision. The win also earned Jorgensen his third Fight of the Night bonus award.[31]

Jorgensen was expected to face promotional newcomer Henry Cejudo on August 30, 2014 at UFC 177.[32] However, due to medical issues, Cejudo was forced from the bout and Jorgensen was subsequently pulled from the event.[33]

Personal life[edit]

Jorgensen has a son and a bachelors degree in physiology.[34] He also directs marketing for a home health company.[35] According to Jorgensen's post on Twitter, he is half-Japanese half-Caucasian.[36]

Jorgensen is also pursuing a second profession as a professional competitive gamer. Primarily playing Call Of Duty, he currently streams his professional training on www.twitch.tv [37]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 15–9 Danny Martinez Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov June 7, 2014 3 5:00 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States Fight of the Night
Loss 14–9 Jussier Formiga Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Henderson 2 March 23, 2014 1 3:07 Natal, Brazil
Loss 14–8 Zach Makovsky Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Benavidez 2 December 14, 2013 3 5:00 Sacramento, California, United States Flyweight debut
Loss 14–7 Urijah Faber Submission (rear-naked choke) The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale April 13, 2013 4 3:16 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 14–6 John Albert Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Diaz December 8, 2012 1 4:59 Seattle, Washington, United States Submission of the Night, Fight of the Night
Loss 13–6 Eddie Wineland KO (punches) UFC on FX: Johnson vs. McCall June 8, 2012 2 4:10 Sunrise, Florida, United States Fight of the Night
Loss 13–5 Renan Barão Decision (unanimous) UFC 143 February 4, 2012 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 13–4 Jeff Curran Decision (unanimous) UFC 137 October 29, 2011 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 12–4 Ken Stone KO (punches) The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale June 4, 2011 1 4:01 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 11–4 Dominick Cruz Decision (unanimous) WEC 53 December 16, 2010 5 5:00 Glendale, Arizona, United States For the WEC & UFC Bantamweight Championship.
Win 11–3 Brad Pickett Decision (unanimous) WEC 50 August 18, 2010 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Fight of the Night
Win 10–3 Antonio Banuelos Decision (unanimous) WEC 48 April 24, 2010 3 5:00 Sacramento, California, United States
Win 9–3 Chad George Submission (standing guillotine choke) WEC 47 March 6, 2010 1 0:31 Columbus, Ohio, United States
Win 8–3 Takeya Mizugaki Decision (unanimous) WEC 45 December 19, 2009 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Fight of the Night
Win 7–3 Noah Thomas TKO (punches and elbows) WEC 43 October 10, 2009 1 3:13 San Antonio, Texas, United States
Loss 6–3 Antonio Banuelos Decision (split) WEC 41 June 7, 2009 3 5:00 Sacramento, California, United States
Win 6–2 Frank Gomez Submission (guillotine choke) WEC 38 January 25, 2009 1 1:09 San Diego, California, United States
Win 5–2 Kenji Osawa Decision (unanimous) WEC 35 August 3, 2008 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 4–2 Damacio Page Decision (unanimous) WEC 32 February 13, 2008 3 5:00 Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States
Win 4–1 Chris David Decision (unanimous) ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series July 27, 2007 3 5:00 Santa Barbara, California, United States
Win 3–1 Tyler Toner Decision (unanimous) ROF 29: Aftershock April 28, 2007 3 5:00 Boulder, Colorado, United States
Loss 2–1 Joe Jesser Submission (armbar) ROF 26: Relentless September 9, 2006 1 1:08 Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Win 2–0 Louie Lagunsad Submission (heel hook) ROF 25: Overdrive July 29, 2006 1 1:43 Boulder, Colorado, United States
Win 1–0 Mike Morris Submission (armbar) Alaska Fighting Championship 24 June 15, 2006 1 1:31 Juneau, 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. ^ http://www.combatfitness.com/scott-jorgensen/
  5. ^ a b "Fight Path: Ex-Pac 10 champ Scott Jorgensen uses MMA to feed need for competition". MMAJunkie.com. Retrieved 2009-12-10. 
  6. ^ http://www.fiveknuckles.com/mma-news/Scott-Jorgensen-talks-about-rare-skin-condition.html
  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. ^ Elias Cepeda. "Scott Jorgensen wants rematch after headbutt, loss". sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2014-03-24. 
  29. ^ Mookie Alexander. "Scott Jorgensen's appeal to overturn loss to Jussier Formiga denied by Brazilian Athletic Commission". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  30. ^ Staff (2014-04-23). "Scott Jorgensen vs. Danny Martinez added to UFC Fight Night 42". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 
  31. ^ Staff (2014-06-08). "UFC Fight Night 42 bonuses: Henderson, Hallmann among award winners". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-06-08. 
  32. ^ Staff (2014-07-24). "Henry Cejudo Signs With the UFC, Will Meet Scott Jorgensen at UFC 177". cagepotato.com. Retrieved 2014-07-24. 
  33. ^ MMAJunkie Staff (2014-07-29). "Medical issue forces Henry Cejudo out of UFC 177 fight with Scott Jorgensen". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-07-29. 
  34. ^ http://www.scottjorgensen.tv/my-life
  35. ^ "Fight Path: Ex-Pac 10 champ Scott Jorgensen uses MMA to feed need for competition". mmajunkie.com. 2009-12-10. Retrieved 2010-03-04. 
  36. ^ http://twitter.com/#!/Scottjorgensen/statuses/73166459488055296
  37. ^ http://www.twitch.tv/younggunsufc/profile

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