Jorgensen vs. Albert / Siver vs. Yagin Booked For UFC on FOX 5Two bouts have been added to UFC on FOX 5, which goes down Saturday, December 8th, 2012. In Bantamweight action, Scott Jorgensen will look to bounce back from a recent defeat when he faces John Albert. Also, the Featherweight clash between Dennis Siver and Eddie Yagin has been moved to this card after the cancellation of UFC 151.
MMAJunkie.com broke the news late tonight.
29 year old Scott "Young Guns" Jorgensen (13-6) has been a fixture in any top ten 135lb rankings in recent years. The former amateur wrestler had a ten fight spell in the WEC, going 7-3, defeating the likes of Brad Pickett and Takeya Mizugaki, and fighting for the WEC title in a losing effort to Dominick Cruz. Jorgensen has had a mediocre stint so far in the UFC. He started off by rattling off two straight wins over Jeff Curran and Ken Stone. A loss to current interim champion Renan Barao broke his win streak, and Eddie Wineland scored a thunderous knockout to really push Jorgensen to the back of the bus.
25 year old John "Prince" Albert (7-3) was part of season 14 of The Ultimate Fighter, winning his bout to enter the house before being defeated by eventual winner John Dodson. Albert got a bout on the card of The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale, upsetting the odds with a quick TKO over Dustin Pague. Recently, Albert has failed to rediscover that form, losing two straight bouts via first round submission to both Ivan Menjivar and Erik Perez.
33 year old Dennis Siver (20-8) will be making his fifteenth appearance when he steps into the Octagon against Yagin. Siver spent the majority of his UFC career in the 155lb lightweight division, amassing an 8-5 record, picking up wins over George Sotiropoulos and Matt Wiman. A loss to Donald Cerrone at UFC 137 convinced Siver to make a run at 145lbs, and so far so good, as he picked up a divisional debut win over Diego Nunes at UFC on FUEL TV 2.
33 year old Eddie "The Filipino Phenom" Yagin (16-5-1) is a former Taachi Palace Fights featherweight champion. He recently scored the biggest win of his career, when he earned a hard fought split decision over Canadian Mark "The Machine" Hominick at UFC 145. The victory took Yagin to 1-1 in the UFC.
With the Siver vs. Yagin fight finding a new home, that now means that every fight from the recently cancelled UFC 151 has been placed on another card.
Published by Lee Rabey - Thu, 30 Aug 2012 23:57