Takedowns and Takedown Defense
A three-time Pac-10 champion, Scott Jorgensen was a more decorated amateur wrestler than Urijah Faber. Jorgensen's 47 percent success rate on takedown attempts also bests Faber's 29 percent in that area.
However, against top MMA competition, Jorgensen and Faber have been very comparable in the wrestling department.
Faber and Jorgensen were unable to take Renan Barao down on six and seven attempts respectively. They were also out-wrestled by similar margins in their most recent meetings with Dominick Cruz.
Control and Escapability
Many wrestlers in MMA these days are conservative from the top position, understandably not wanting to relinquish the top position they worked hard to secure. Faber and Jorgensen, however, don't fall into that category of wrestlers.
Both bantamweights aggressively work toward a finish when on top, and that sometimes leads to opportunities for reversals by their opponents, as it did when each faced off against Cruz.
As susceptible as Jorgensen and Faber are to losing positioning, though, they are equally capable of regaining it. Both fighters are quick to spring back to their feet when they find themselves fighting off their back.
Submissions and Submission Defense
With submission wins over the likes of Brian Bowles and Ivan Menjivar just since becoming a UFC bantamweight, Faber has a clear edge over Jorgensen when it comes to offensive submissions.
That being said, Jorgensen has not been submitted since September 2006, so he won't be easy to force a tap from.
However, if John Albert was able to threaten Jorgensen with submissions in his latest appearance, then Faber should at least be able to put "Young Guns" in a few bad spots.
Overall Grappling Edge: Faber