A mixed martial arts bout is always in danger of being finished. Scott Jorgensen proved that on Saturday night when he submitted John Albert at 4:59 of Round 1 in the opening bout of UFC on Fox 5.
Jorgensen, a veteran of the sport, has finished many fights throughout his 20-fight career, but none came in quite as dramatic of fashion as his victory over Albert during the Facebook prelims.
The two bantamweights battled in what turned out to be a textbook grappling battle. Jorgensen landed from the top and began to open Albert up but ended up getting swept. In the scramble to get back on top, Jorgensen nearly got caught in a triangle and then an armbar.
In the final seconds, though, Albert gave up his back and "Young Guns" was able to lock up a rear-naked choke, flattening out his opponent in the process.
It's not known whether Albert didn't hear the wood clap signifying that 10 seconds remained in the round or if he just simply couldn't stay conscious because of the choke, but he tapped out with just a second remaining.
The win snaps a two-fight losing streak for Jorgensen, who will now begin his climb back up toward title contention at 135 pounds.