|Born||Scott Roger Jorgensen
September 17, 1982
Payson, Utah, United States
|Other names||Young Guns|
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|Weight||125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)|
Bantamweight (2006-2013, 2015-present)
|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|
|Wrestling||NCAA Division I Wrestling|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Website||Official UFC Profile|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Scott Roger Jorgensen (born September 17, 1982) is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the Bantamweight division of the UFC. As of May 26, 2014, Jorgensen is ranked the #15 Flyweight by UFC. A professional competitor since 2006, Jorgensen has also formerly competed for the WEC and ShoXC.
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. 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.
Jorgensen has been diagnosed with vitiligo. 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."
Mixed martial arts career
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
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 at WEC 35 and Frank Gomez at WEC 38.
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. Jorgensen defeated Thomas via TKO in the first round.
Jorgensen finally got his title shot and faced Dominick Cruz on December 16, 2010 at the promotion's final event, WEC 53. 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. Jorgensen lost the fight via unanimous decision.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Jorgensen faced Ken Stone on June 4, 2011 at The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale. 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 Eddie Wineland on June 8, 2012 at UFC on FX 3. Wineland defeated Jorgenson via second round knockout, notable for the fact it marked the first time that the durable Jorgensen had been stopped via strikes. Their back and forth action earned both participants Fight of the Night honors.
Jorgensen then faced John Albert on December 8, 2012 at UFC on Fox 5. 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. After a fast-paced and technical fight, Faber submitted Jorgensen via rear naked choke at 3:16 in the 4th round.
Move to Flyweight
It was announced on September 17 that Jorgensen would be moving down to Flyweight. He was expected to face Ian McCall on December 14, 2013 at UFC on Fox 9. However, McCall was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by John Dodson. Then on December 3, Dodson himself was forced from the bout after sustaining a knee injury. Jorgensen instead faced promotional newcomer Zach Makovsky. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.
Jorgensen faced Jussier Formiga on March 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 38. 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. Jorgensen appealed the headbutt to the Brazilian Athletic Commission, however the result was upheld.
Jorgensen was expected to face promotional newcomer Henry Cejudo on August 30, 2014 at UFC 177. However due to medical issues related to cutting weight, Cejudo was forced out the bout prior to the weigh-ins and Jorgensen was subsequently pulled from the event.
Jorgensen has a son and a bachelors degree in physiology. He also directs marketing for a home health company. According to Jorgensen's post on Twitter, he is half-Japanese half-Caucasian. Scott also finds time to write AMA's on reddit and is beloved by the fans of the sport.
Championships and accomplishments
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|25 matches||15 wins||10 losses|
|Loss||15–10||Wilson Reis||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||UFC 179||October 25, 2014||1||3:28||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Catchweight (128 lbs) bout. Jorgensen missed weight.|
|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 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 Ynez, 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|
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- UFC Rankings
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- WEC GM Talks Best Fights of ’09
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