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TUF 17 Finale Main Event Recap: Faber Chokes Out Jorgensen in the Fourth

Gary A. Vasquez - USA TODAY Sports

Gary A. Vasquez – USA TODAY Sports

MMAFrenzy’s coverage of the UFC’s TUF 17 Finale concludes with our recap of tonight’s main event. UFC bantamweights Urijah Faber and Scott Jorgensen met in the Octagon tonight in the TUF 17 Finale’s main event. In the end, Urijah Faber would net a victory after a four-round fight with a slick submission victory.

Faber Submits Jorgensen

Urijah Faber knew he was in for a tough fight when he faced friend Scott Jorgensen in Las Vegas. After dominating early, Faber had to adjust his gameplan as Jorgensen started to find his range in the second and third rounds.

Faber’s grappling skills would prove his the difference as he landed a solid takedown in the fourth round. Faber would quickly take Jorgensen’s back to finish his second fight by submission this year.

The victory for Faber improves him to 3-1 in his last four, with the lone loss to Renan Bar√°o for interim UFC bantamweight crown.


Rd. 1- Faber rocks Jorgensen off the bat and Scott tries a takedown but Faber stuffs it. Clinch work now. Gorgeous inside trip by Jorgensen in the clinch. Faber back up. Faber ends up on Jorgensen’s back briefly after a scramble but SJ escapes. Brilliant combo by Faber and he follows it with ¬†beautiful knee to the body that stumbles Jorgensen. Faber takes Jorgensen’s back in the scramble and starts landing hard strikes. Front headlock position and Faber tries for the guillotine twice but cannot get it. Jorgensen is in a deep half guard now. Faber again takes his back. Faber tries to lock up the RNC as the round ends but doesn’t have time to finish. MMAFrenzy has a dominant 10-9 Round for Faber.

Rd. 2- Jorgensen storms forward and takes an accidental shot to the cup in the process. Small skirmishes after the restart. Big combo by Faber. Nice left by Jorgensen. Huge body shot as Jorgensen goes for a takedown but Faber’s whizzer puts an end to that. Faber is just half a step faster so far. Jorgensen is landing shots, but Faber’s movement is keeping anything from landing flush. Gorgeous counter takedown by Faber. Jorgensen uses a kimura to sweep up to his feet and lands a nice left on the exit. Nice left by Jorgensen as the round ends. MMAFrenzy has a closer round going 10-9 Faber (20-18).

Rd. 3- Small skirmishes for the first minute of the round. Wicked combo by Faber lands hard. Solid combo by Jorgensen but Faber keeps landing too. Clinch by Jorgensen and Faber with small strikes as Jorgensen takes his back. Faber with great handfighting and escapes. Low single by Faber and he cannot finish it. Faber slips and Jorgensen briefly has Faber’s back before Urijah escapes. Jorgensen looks much more confident in this round until Faber lands a huge power double and takes Jorgensen’s back. Could argue that Jorgensen won, but that big takedown and dominant position by Faber evens it up. MMAFrenzy has is 10-10 (30-28).

Rd. 4- Legkick by Jorgensen to start the round. Huge right by Faber but Jorgensen eats it. Faber just misses completing an inside trip. Guillotine attempt by Faber misses off a bad hot by Jorgensen. Solid combo by Faber. Big elbow by Jorgensen in the clinch. Nice takedown by Faber and he takes Jorgensen’s back. Faber takes his back and sinks in the choke for the finish and gets it. Show of class by Faber after the finish.

Urijah Faber def. Scott Jorgensen via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:16 of Round 4


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