UFC 137 Fight Card: What a Win Would Mean for Scott Jorgensen

Andrew BarrCorrespondent IOctober 29, 2011

UFC 137 is a big opportunity for Scott Jorgensen.

Originally his fight with Jeff Curran was scheduled to take place on the under card, but due to Georges St-Pierre pulling out of the event with an injury the fight has been promoted to a main card bout.

Now that he's on the main card, Jorgensen has a much better chance of familiarizing himself with fans and establishing a following, which is something many featherweight and bantamweight fighters have been struggling with since their respective divisions were added to the UFC.

Jorgensen has a tough test in front of him in the form of Jeff Curran.

Curran has lost to most of the top competition he has faced throughout his career, but is still a very experienced fighter and won't be easy to get by.

If Jorgensen does beat Curran, the victory will likely mean he's back in the mix with the other top contenders in his division.

Less than two years ago Jorgensen earned a title shot against Dominick Cruz and came up short, losing a unanimous decision.

Since then, he has been working his way back up.

Cruz has basically cleared out the bantamweight division, meaning the UFC will be looking for former contenders to reemerge. A win tonight should guarantee Jorgensen a big-name opponent in his next fight, possibly someone like a Demetrious Johnson, Joseph Benavidez, or the loser of Brian Bowles vs. Urijah Faber.

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