WEC 53: Dominick Cruz vs Scott Jorgensen title fight announced for December 16

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The WEC lightweight title fight between Ben Henderson and Anthony Pettis, which is set for December 16 in Arizona at WEC 53, now has company.

The promotion has announced that a second title fight will take place on the card, that of bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz vs. Scott Jorgensen.

Cruz was successful in his first title defense as he got by challenger Joseph Benavidez via split decision at WEC 50 last month. The 135-pound kingpin snatched the belt from the clutches of one-and-done champion Brian Bowles at WEC 47 back on March 6.

"The Dominator" has put together a seven-fight win streak since a submission loss to former featherweight champion Urijah Faber way back at WEC 26 in March 2007. 

As for Jorgensen, who also walked away victorious at WEC 50 as he defeated Brad Pickett by unanimous decision, a title fight against Dominick Cruz is something he feels he has earned, and is a fight he feels is his to lose.

"It's exciting for me to hopefully be able to get that title shot against Dominick (Cruz) and take the belt from him. I honestly think I'm a better striker than Dominick, he just moves at a great rate and creates different angles -- but my wrestling is better than his. If I wanna take someone down, I will. I'll find a way. If he wants to stop them then I've got other tricks in my bag. For me it would be a great fight, I feel I'm stronger than him in every area and I'll bring that belt back."

Scott's five-fight win streak with victories over the likes of Antonio Banuelos and Takeya Mizugaki has finally propelled him to the top of the decision. A win over the dynamic Cruz will earn him 135-pound gold.

Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for more news on WEC 53 as it breaks.

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