UFC on FX 3: Which Fighter Has the Most to Lose?

Joe ChaconContributor IIIJune 7, 2012

Scott Jorgensen / Photo Credit: MMAWeekly (Scott Petersen)
Scott Jorgensen / Photo Credit: MMAWeekly (Scott Petersen)

Simply put, there are a lot of fighters on the UFC on FX 3 card who have a lot to lose.

Whether they are fighting to move up the contender list or barely hanging onto a roster spot, there is a lot to watch out for on Friday night.

The fighter that stands out to me as having the most to lose is Scott Jorgensen. Jorgensen is currently ranked sixth in the Bleacher Report bantamweight rankings.

At the moment, there is a bit of a log jam near the top of the bantamweight contender list. Dominick Cruz is the current champion but is unable to defend his belt due to an injury. That led to the UFC setting up an interim title fight between Urijah Faber and Renan Barao.

Should Jorgensen win, it should propel him to be the No. 2 contender behind Michael McDonald. A victory would also give Jorgensen a solid 3-1 start to his UFC career.

A loss, on the other hand, would send Jorgensen spiraling down the bantamweight ladder and put his goal towards a title shot out of the immediate future.

One thing that should be noted is that Jorgensen's last two losses have come against heavily-touted Renan Barao and current bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz. Both losses came by decision. 

Overall, Jorgensen is 13-5 and has yet to be knocked out.

Jorgensen will take on Eddie Wineland this Friday night as part of the main card of UFC on FX 3.


Joe Chacon is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report and a Staff Writer for Operation Sports. You can follow him on Twitter @JoeChacon.