TUF 17 Live Blog: Urijah Faber vs. Scott Jorgensen

Urijah Faber and Scott Jorgensen will collide in the TUF 17 main event Saturday night. - Esther Lin, MMA Fighting


This is the TUF 17 live blog for Urijah Faber vs. Scott Jorgensen, a bantamweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

Faber, who has won three of his past five fights, will face Jorgensen, who also has won three of his past five fights, in the main event.

Check out the TUF 17 live blog below.


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Round 1: Both fighters open orthodox. Jorgensen in on a takedown, stuffed by Faber. Faber gives up head lock control to press Jorgensen into the fence with an underhook, but Jorgensen uses it to score a trip takedown. Faber stands and bases out. Faber manages to score from Jorgensen's back. The two now stand. Hard knee from Faber scores to the body of Jorgensen and now he takes the back in a scramble. Jorgensen eats a knee, but creates a scramble. Yet, Faber goes for a series of high elbow guillotines that Jorgensen can barely escape. Faber all over Jorgensen now, taking his back again.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Faber

Round 2: Faber lands with a groin kick and the action is temporarily halted. Faber charges through an inside knee and a left hook. Jorgensen lands a short left. Faber whizzers hard enough to through Jorgensen over on the takedown and Faber scores with a body shot and knee. Left hook from Faber scores. Faber reaches for a single, but lets it go. Faber beautifully times the double and puts Jorgensen on the mat. Jorgensen uses a kimura to reverse Faber out of top control. The two clinch against the fence and not much happens from there.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Faber

Round 3: Left hand scores for Faber to open the frame. And now a knee lands for Faber, but Jorgensen doing all the stalking. Faber now pressuring Jorgensen and he scores with several strikes to the body. Jorgensen clinches and lands several hard shots of his own. Jorgensen scores a tight waist for a bit, but isn't able to do much with it. Faber scores a step through knee, but a decent left left. Faber fails on takedown and Jorgensen briefly takes the back and scores an elbow before letting go. Faber lands to the body, but Jorgensen responds upstairs. Faber sores with another left, but Jorgensen in on a right. Faber secures a double leg takedown just before the bell.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Jorgensen

Round 4: Jorgensen pressures Faber with short strikes, but Faber responds with the same. Faber briefly lands an inside trip, but Jorgensen is back up. Jorgensen escapes a high elbow guillotine attempt from Faber and the two resume standing. Knee from Faber finds the mark twice, but Jorgensen lands a right hand and now a left elbow. The two briefly clinch and Faber lands another inside knee. Faber gets a takedown and secures full back mount. And just like that, Faber gets the tap.

Urijah Faber def. Scott Jorgensen via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:16 of round 4

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