One of the best fighters to come out of the World Extreme Cagefighting promotion, Scott Jorgensen is UFC bound, and will be making his promotional debut this June.
The former title challenger was last seen in action on the losing side of an uninspired unanimous decision against current bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz this past December for WEC 53 in Glendale, Arizona. The show marked the promotion’s last event before becoming assimilated with it’s sister promotion in the UFC, which has since adopted both the bantamweight and featherweight classes.
Heavy.com initially reported the new booking for the TUF 13 Finale show, which is scheduled for June 4 at the Palms Resort Casino in Las Vegas. The headliner will put WEC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis against budding contender and fan-favorite Clay Guida.
Before the loss to Cruz, Jorgensen rattled off a five-fight win streak inside the WEC, defeating notables such as top-10 fighters Takeya Mizugaki, Brad Pickett, and avenging a previous loss by defeating perennial contender Antonio Banuelos. Two of those five bouts earned “Young Guns” “Fight of the Night” honors.
For Stone, this will be a chance to on a rare second-impression under the Zuffa banner. In his WEC debut, Stone was the victim of a vicious first-round knockout at the hands of former bantamweight champion, Eddie Wineland. Ken pulled guard and was beginning to wrap a guillotine choke around Wineland’s neck, however the savvy veteran hoisted Stone in the air and slammed him to the canvas, resulting in the inevitable KO finish.
The loss was Ken’s second in his mixed martial arts career, with his other lone loss coming at the hands of Jason McLean, who successfully made his Strikeforce debut this past weekend in the featherweight division.
So, MMA peeps, what do you think of the match-up? Are you pulling for the upset win for Ken, or will Jorgensen pull something out of his bag of tricks? Sound off in the comment section below.