Urijah Faber and Scott Jorgensen Now Headline ‘The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale’

Written by Tom Ngo
February 27th, 2013

UFC Bantamweight Urijah Faber

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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