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The flyweights are in the next bout of the evening, as former WEC title challenger Scott Jorgensen makes the drop to 125 pounds against former Bellator champ Zach Makovsky. Makovsky fills in for two men—Ian McCall and John Dodson—who were injured before he got the call.
Jorgensen is an iron-chinned wrestler with some good, developed striking. He dropped to 125 pounds after going 1-3 in his last four fights, including losses to Urijah Faber, Eddie Wineland and Renan Barao.
Makovsky will get his entrance to the UFC after a 2-0 run in the regionals following a release from Bellator. In that time, he beat Claudio Ledesma and Matt Manzanares, the latter of whom he fought in Resurrection Fighting Alliance, or RFA, which is a feeder system to the UFC.
Both men are wrestlers, but Jorgensen is more well rounded. Plus, he's had a full training camp, while Makovsky got this bout on late notice, so he will likely ruin the debut.
Prediction: Jorgensen defeats Makovsky via decision