Two former WEC bantamweights are set to square off in the UFC Octagon, as Eddie Wineland and Scott Jorgensen have been added to the main card of UFC on FX 3 on June 8th. The event, which has a set date, but does not have a set city or venue, will have its location selected by fans in the Harley-Davidson Hometown Throwdown.
Wineland (18-8-1), the first ever WEC bantamweight champion, will look to rebound from two consecutive losses to start his UFC career. Prior to the back-to-back losses, Wineland was riding a four fight win-streak, which included wins over George Roop and Ken Stone. This will be his first fight in nearly a year, with Wineland having last fought in August at UFC on Versus: “Hardy vs. Lytle”. Wineland lost to former bantamweight-turned-flyweight Joseph Benavidez by unanimous decision.
On the other side of the cage will be Scott Jorgensen (13-5). “Young Guns” started off 2-0 in the UFC, but lost his last matchup, a unanimous decision to Renan Barao at UFC 143 in February. The Idaho native fought for the WEC bantamweight title at WEC 53 in December 2010, losing to Dominick Cruz. Having never lost two consecutive fights, Jorgensen will look to continue that pattern against Wineland.
UFC on FX 3 will feature the rematch between Ian McCall and Demetrious Johnson in the first round of the UFC flyweight tournament. The event will take place on June 8th at a soon to be named city and venue.
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