Fresh off his 31-second submission win over Chad George at WEC 47 earlier this month, Scott Jorgensen (9-3) will head back to the gym to prepare for a short notice rematch against Antonio Banuelos (17-5) at the WEC 48 pay-per-view event scheduled for the Arco Arena in Sacramento, Calif., on April 24.
Jorgensen replaces Damacio Page in the bantamweight bout after "The Angel of Death" was forced to withdraw due to an undisclosed injury.
Back at WEC 41: "Brown vs. Faber 2" in July 2009, Banuelos was able to squeak past Jorgensen via close split decision. He followed that up later in the year with a unanimous decision win over Kenji Osawa at WEC 44: "Brown vs. Aldo" to extend his winning streak to three straight fights.
Like Banuelos, Jorgensen has also taken three in a row after their initial encounter last year. Aside from his disposal of George, the Boise brawler clowned Noah Thomas in October before outpointing the venerable Takeya Mizugaki just a few months later.
And revenge for the WEC 41 loss will certainly be a motivating factor heading into this rematch.
WEC 48: "Aldo vs. Faber" features a featherweight championship bout between the local fan favorite "The California Kid" Urijah Faber and unstoppable 145-pound champion Jose Aldo.
Also announced for the main card is a lightweight championship brouhaha between champion Ben "Smooth" Henderson and challenger Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone. Former featherweight champion Mike Brown will also take part in the event when he enters the cage opposite Manny Gamburyan.
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