In what was a battle of firsts, one-time Bellator flyweight champion Zach Makovsky defeated Scott Jorgensen, who was making his debut at 125 pounds. Makovsky, who was filling in for John Dodson on short notice, scored a unanimous decision victory (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
"Fun Size" Makovsky, showing the poise of a savvy UFC veteran, had some big moments in the first round. There were two occasions that he staggered Jorgensen with big shots using his left hand, one of them an uppercut that did some damage, but was unable to capitalize further. It wasn't until the second round that the one-time Drexel wrestler Makovsky began working that side of his game. He dictated the action early the the round, but Jorgensen began to turn the tables from the midpoint on. Even still, Makovsky looked to be in control on the scorecards.
In the third round, Makovsky was measured in how he picked his shots. He came out and landed a couple of isolated lefts, including a flush superman punch. Makovsky scored a takedown and the fighters both scored slick reversals. Towards the end of the round, Makovsky -- after his fourth reversal in the bout -- was able to get mount and eventually got Jorgensen's back. There was a tense moment when it looked like he might have a guillotine choke, but Jorgensen survived to hear the scorecards.
With the victory, Makovsky moves to 17-4 in his career, while Jorgensen drops to 14-8, going just 1-4 in his last five outings.