The bantamweight headliners for the season 17 The Ultimate Fighter finale tonight, Urijah Faber and Scott Jorgensen, appear content to continue their friendship regardless of the match's outcome Saturday night.
Based on a tweet sent out by Jorgensen early Saturday morning, the two 135-pound contenders are planning to host a party with upcoming UFC light heavyweight title challenger Chael Sonnen at Mix Lounge in Las Vegas.
jorgensen (@Scottjorgensen) April 13, 2013
"The California Kid," a former WEC featherweight champion, has won two of his past three fights and hasn't lost a non-title bout in his entire 33-fight professional career.
On the other hand, "Young Guns" is just 1-2 in his past three match ups, though he lost to respectable opposition in UFC interim title holder Renan Barao and upcoming title challenger Eddie Wineland.
According to the UFC's official bantamweight rankings, Faber is the No. 2 135-pound fighter in the world while Jorgensen makes the list at No. 7.
While no formal announcement has been made, Faber could earn a rematch with Barao with a decisive win tonight, though that also largely depends on the health status of divisional champion Dominick Cruz.
Cruz, who holds decision wins over both Faber and Jorgensen, has been on the shelf since May with a torn ACL (via MMA Weekly) and hasn't fought since he defeated current UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson at UFC on Versus 6 in October of 2011.
The The Ultimate Fighter 17 finale takes place tonight at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, with the main card action airing on FX beginning at 9 p.m. ET.
Will Faber be able to earn a third title shot under the UFC banner, or will his buddy Jorgensen be able to be a successful spoiler?
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