Faber gets old friend Jorgensen to tap out

Published: Sunday, Apr. 14, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 8C
Last Modified: Sunday, Apr. 14, 2013 - 12:05 am

Is that any way to treat a friend?

Urijah Faber of Sacramento defeated Scott Jorgensen in the headline bout Saturday night in the Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale in Las Vegas.

The two bantamweights' long friendship dates to their collegiate wrestling days, Faber as an assistant coach at UC Davis and Jorgensen as a three-time Pacific-10 Conference champion at Boise State.

Faber defeated his second straight top-10 opponent, forcing Jorgensen to tap out to a rear naked choke at 3:16 of the fourth round.

"I've known for a long time how tough Scott is," Faber told www.mmafighting.com. "He got me with some good punches. We were going back and forth. It's incremental things at the highest level. He made one mistake, and I was able to capitalize."

The finish came off a scramble as Faber's speed allowed him to get to Jorgensen's back. At that point, a hand-fight ensued with Faber getting his choking arm beneath Jorgensen's chin, and soon after, it was a wrap, according to the website.

Faber has won six non-title fights in a row, improving to 28-6. Jorgensen is 14-7.

– Bee Sports staff

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