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Scott Jorgensen
Scott Jorgensen
BornScott Roger Jorgensen
(1982-09-17) September 17, 1982 (age 37)
Payson, Utah, United States[1]
Other namesYoung Guns
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
DivisionFlyweight (2013-2014)
Bantamweight (2006-2013, 2015-present)
Reach66.0 in (168 cm)[2]
Fighting out ofBoise, Idaho, United States
TeamCombat Fitness which is now known as SBG Idaho[3]
RankBlue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[4]
WrestlingNCAA Division I Wrestling[5]
Years active2006-present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout2
By submission5
By decision8
By knockout2
By submission4
By decision6
WebsiteOfficial UFC Profile
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Scott Roger Jorgensen (born September 17, 1982) is a retired American mixed martial artist currently competing in the Bantamweight division. A professional competitor since 2006, Jorgensen has formerly competed for the UFC, WEC, and ShoXC.


Born in Utah and raised in Alaska and Idaho, Jorgensen began wrestling at the age of five, going on to become a two-time state champion as well as a two-time state runner-up at Eagle High School.[6][7] Jorgensen continued wrestling on a scholarship to Boise State University where he was a three-time Pac-10 Champion.[8] Jorgensen has been diagnosed with vitiligo.[8] According to Jorgensen from an interview with, "Its just a pigmentation disorder that basically my immune system fights off pigment cells and loses its color." In another interview, he talks about when he first noticed it happening. "It started in ninth grade. I noticed a small spot on my wrist and I didn't think much of it. My mom offered to take me to a doctor but I didn't want to go. It kind of bothered me because I didn't know how to explain it to people ... and some people were ignorant. So I just involved myself with what I do best, which is wrestling, and I've always had lots of friends. It got to the point where I decided you'll either accept me or you won't and if it's because of my skin then you've got bigger issues than I do. I just don't care, it doesn't bother me. It's something that makes me who I am. It is me and it's never hindered me in any way. It's funny to see people talk about it."[9]

Mixed martial arts career

Early career

Jorgensen began his mixed martial arts career fighting in several respected regional promotions, including, X-Fighting Championships, Alaska Fighting Championships, Ring of Fire, and ShoXC.

World Extreme Cagefighting

Jorgensen made his WEC debut against Damacio Page at WEC 32, falling via unanimous decision, in a fight that has been reported as having Jorgensen suffering health problems from his vitiligo at the time of the fight. Jorgensen then went on to earn victories in his next two bouts against established veterans Kenji Osawa at WEC 35 and Frank Gomez at WEC 38.

Jorgensen dropped an extremely close split decision to Antonio Banuelos at WEC 41 in a bout that was described by Reed Harris as one of the best fights in all of 2009.[10]

Jorgensen was scheduled to fight Rafael Rebello on September 2, 2009 at WEC 43. However, Rebello was forced to withdraw due to injury and was replaced by Noah Thomas.[11] Jorgensen defeated Thomas via TKO in the first round.

Jorgensen defeated Takeya Mizugaki on December 19, 2009 at WEC 45, via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).[12] The bout also earned Fight of the Night honors.[13]

Jorgensen's his next opponent was Chad George on March 6, 2010 at WEC 47.[14] He won via submission due to a standing guillotine choke 31 seconds into the first round.

Jorgensen faced Antonio Banuelos in a long-awaited rematch on April 24, 2010 at WEC 48, replacing an injured Damacio Page.[15] Jorgensen won the rematch by unanimous decision.

Jorgensen defeated Brad Pickett via unanimous decision on August 18, 2010 at WEC 50.[16]

Jorgensen finally got his title shot and faced Dominick Cruz on December 16, 2010 at the promotion's final event, WEC 53.[17] The winner of the bout would become both the final WEC Bantamweight Champion and the first ever UFC Bantamweight Champion, marking the first time a UFC title would be awarded outside the UFC.[18] Jorgensen lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Ultimate Fighting Championship

In October 2010, World Extreme Cagefighting merged with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As part of the merger, all WEC fighters were transferred to the UFC.[19]

Jorgensen faced Ken Stone on June 4, 2011 at The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale.[20] Jorgensen won the fight via KO after knocking Stone out cold with punches from inside Stone's closed guard during the first round.[21]

Jorgensen next faced Jeff Curran on October 29, 2011 at UFC 137.[22] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[23]

Jorgensen then fought Renan Barão on February 4, 2012 at UFC 143.[24] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[25]

Jorgensen next faced Eddie Wineland on June 8, 2012 at UFC on FX 3.[26] Wineland defeated Jorgenson via second-round knockout, notable for the fact it marked the first time that the durable Jorgensen had been stopped via strikes.[27] Their back and forth action earned both participants Fight of the Night honors.[28]

Jorgensen then faced John Albert on December 8, 2012 at UFC on Fox 5.[29] Jorgensen won the fight via submission in the first round earning Submission of the Night and Fight of the Night honors for his performance.[30][31]

Jorgensen faced Urijah Faber on April 13, 2013 in the main event at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale.[32] After a fast-paced and technical fight, Faber submitted Jorgensen via rear naked choke at 3:16 in the 4th round.[33]

Move to Flyweight

It was announced on September 17 that Jorgensen would be moving down to Flyweight. He was expected to face Ian McCall on December 14, 2013 at UFC on Fox 9.[34] However, McCall was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by John Dodson.[35] Then on December 3, Dodson himself was forced from the bout after sustaining a knee injury.[36] Jorgensen instead faced promotional newcomer Zach Makovsky.[37] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[38]

Jorgensen faced Jussier Formiga on March 23, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 38.[39] Jorgensen lost the fight via submission in the first round. Formiga unintentionally butted Jorgensen's chin with the top of his skull, which went unnoticed by the referee and submitted the dazed Jorgensen via rear naked choke.[40] Jorgensen appealed the headbutt to the Brazilian Athletic Commission, however the result was upheld.[41]

Jorgensen faced Danny Martinez on June 7, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 42.[42] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[43] The win also earned Jorgensen his third Fight of the Night bonus award.[44]

Jorgensen was expected to face promotional newcomer Henry Cejudo on August 30, 2014 at UFC 177.[45] However, due to medical issues related to cutting weight, Cejudo was forced out the bout prior to the weigh-ins and Jorgensen was subsequently pulled from the event.[46][47]

Jorgensen faced Wilson Reis on October 25, 2014 at UFC 179.[48] Prior to the bout, Jorgensen missed weight and was fined 20% of his purse.[49] He lost the fight via submission in the first round.[50]

Jorgensen faced Manvel Gamburyan in a bantamweight bout on July 15, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 71.[51] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[52]

Jorgensen faced Alejandro Pérez on November 21, 2015 at The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 2 Finale.[53] He lost the fight via TKO due to an ankle injury in the second round.[54]

On February 9, 2016, Jorgensen was released from the UFC.[55]

Personal life

Jorgensen has a son and a bachelor's degree in physiology.[1] He also directs marketing for a home health company.[56] Jorgensen is half-Caucasian and half-Japanese. Jorgensen is also a part owner of SBG Idaho[57] in Boise Idaho

Championships and accomplishments

Mixed martial arts record

Professional record breakdown
27 matches 15 wins 12 losses
By knockout 2 2
By submission 5 4
By decision 8 6
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 15-12 Alejandro Pérez TKO (ankle injury) The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 2 Finale: Magny vs. Gastelum November 21, 2015 2 4:26 Monterrey, Mexico
Loss 15-11 Manvel Gamburyan Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Mir vs. Duffee July 15, 2015 3 5:00 San Diego, California, United States Return to Bantamweight.
Loss 15-10 Wilson Reis Submission (arm-triangle choke) UFC 179 October 25, 2014 1 3:28 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Catchweight (128 lbs); Jorgensen missed weight.
Win 15-9 Danny Martinez Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov June 7, 2014 3 5:00 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States Fight of the Night.
Loss 14-9 Jussier Formiga Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Henderson 2 March 23, 2014 1 3:07 Natal, Brazil
Loss 14-8 Zach Makovsky Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Benavidez 2 December 14, 2013 3 5:00 Sacramento, California, United States Flyweight debut.
Loss 14-7 Urijah Faber Submission (rear-naked choke) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen Finale April 13, 2013 4 3:16 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 14-6 John Albert Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Diaz December 8, 2012 1 4:59 Seattle, Washington, United States Submission of the Night. Fight of the Night.
Loss 13-6 Eddie Wineland KO (punches) UFC on FX: Johnson vs. McCall June 8, 2012 2 4:10 Sunrise, Florida, United States Fight of the Night.
Loss 13-5 Renan Barão Decision (unanimous) UFC 143 February 4, 2012 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 13-4 Jeff Curran Decision (unanimous) UFC 137 October 29, 2011 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 12-4 Ken Stone KO (punches) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Lesnar vs. Team dos Santos Finale June 4, 2011 1 4:01 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 11-4 Dominick Cruz Decision (unanimous) WEC 53 December 16, 2010 5 5:00 Glendale, Arizona, United States For the WEC Bantamweight Championship and the UFC Bantamweight Championship.
Win 11-3 Brad Pickett Decision (unanimous) WEC 50 August 18, 2010 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Fight of the Night
Win 10-3 Antonio Banuelos Decision (unanimous) WEC 48 April 24, 2010 3 5:00 Sacramento, California, United States
Win 9-3 Chad George Submission (standing guillotine choke) WEC 47 March 6, 2010 1 0:31 Columbus, Ohio, United States
Win 8-3 Takeya Mizugaki Decision (unanimous) WEC 45 December 19, 2009 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 7-3 Noah Thomas TKO (punches and elbows) WEC 43 October 10, 2009 1 3:13 San Antonio, Texas, United States
Loss 6-3 Antonio Banuelos Decision (split) WEC 41 June 7, 2009 3 5:00 Sacramento, California, United States
Win 6-2 Frank Gomez Submission (guillotine choke) WEC 38 January 25, 2009 1 1:09 San Diego, California, United States
Win 5-2 Kenji Osawa Decision (unanimous) WEC 35 August 3, 2008 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 4-2 Damacio Page Decision (unanimous) WEC 32 February 13, 2008 3 5:00 Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States
Win 4-1 Chris David Decision (unanimous) ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series July 27, 2007 3 5:00 Santa Ynez, California, United States
Win 3-1 Tyler Toner Decision (unanimous) ROF 29: Aftershock April 28, 2007 3 5:00 Boulder, Colorado, United States
Loss 2-1 Joe Jesser Submission (armbar) ROF 26: Relentless September 9, 2006 1 1:08 Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Win 2-0 Louie Lagunsad Submission (heel hook) ROF 25: Overdrive July 29, 2006 1 1:43 Boulder, Colorado, United States
Win 1-0 Mike Morris Submission (armbar) Alaska Fighting Championship 24 June 15, 2006 1 1:31 Juneau, Alaska, United States

See also


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  13. ^ "WEC 45 bonuses: Cerrone, Ratcliff, Jorgensen, Mizugaki share "Fight of the Night"". Archived from the original on 2012-07-10. Retrieved .
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  15. ^ "Jorgensen replaces injured Page, gets Banuelos rematch on WEC 48 PPV main card". 2010-03-17.
  16. ^ "Scott Jorgensen To Face Brad Pickett At "WEC: Cruz vs. Benavidez"". 2010-06-21.
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  51. ^ Staff (2015-04-13). "Scott Jorgensen returns to 135, meets Manny Gamburyan at UFC Fight Night 72". Retrieved .
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  53. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2015-09-18). "Scott Jorgensen to Face Alejandro Perez at UFC Fight Night in Monterrey". Retrieved .
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