Scott Jorgensen Drops to Flyweight, Meets Ian McCall at UFC on Fox 9

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Scott Jorgensen Drops to Flyweight, Meets Ian McCall at UFC on Fox 9
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

It looks like former WEC bantamweight title challenger Scott Jorgensen has made up his mind on whether or not he'll cut the additional 10 pounds to compete at flyweight. 

Jorgensen makes his debut in the UFC's 125-pound division against ex-Tachi Palace flyweight champ Ian McCall at UFC on FOX 9 in December, according to the UFC's official Twitter page

After posting a solid 7-3 record under the WEC banner, Jorgensen has went just 3-3 inside the Octagon, most recently getting submitted by his friend Urijah Faber at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale in April. 

While the 31-year-old grappler is considered the No. 7 bantamweight in the world in the UFC's official rankings, Jorgensen has lost to top-tier competition in Dominick Cruz, Renan Barao, Eddie Wineland and Faber. 

Additionally, Jorgensen has lost three of his past four bouts, so he is in desperate need of a big win in the immediate future. 

On paper, "Uncle Creepy" looks like he will be a tough challenge for the Utah native.

While McCall is just 1-2-1 in his past four fights, his losses only came to divisional champ Demetrious Johnson (whom he also fought to a draw) and top-contender Joseph Benavidez

The colorful fan favorite recently got back to his winning ways at UFC 163 last month, earning a hard-fought unanimous decision over Iliarde Santos. The win netted him his second "Fight of the Night" bonus in his past four bouts.

Will Jorgensen's wrestling and submissions be too much for Uncle Creepy to handle or will McCall's constant pressure and heavy hands be the difference maker on December 14? 

 

John Heinis is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. He is also the MMA Editor for eDraft.com.

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