Former WEC champion Urijah Faber will return to the Octagon sooner rather than later, as “The California Kid” has agreed to meet Scott Jorgensen at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale.
UFC president Dana White confirmed the fight on Twitter after the original main event between UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and John Moraga was forced to be pulled due to an injury to Johnson.
Faber (27-6) recently improved to 6-0 in his last six non-title fights, submitting Ivan Menjivar in the first round. He is 0-5 in his last five title matches in both the WEC and UFC.
Jorgensen (14-6) snapped a two-fight losing skid with a submission victory over John Moraga in December. He is also a former WEC fighter, and owns a 3-2 record inside the Octagon.
This should be another quick victory for Faber, as his skill-set is above-and-beyond that of Jorgensen. If Faber allows Jorgensen to take the fight to the ground, though, he could be in trouble, as the former Boise State University wrestler is sound with his mat work.