UFC 143: Renan Barao vs Scott Jorgensen in the works for Feb. 4 in Las Vegas

And this is why we love the bantamweights.

The owner of MMA's longest unbeaten streak, Renan Barao, will face off against perennial bantamweight contender Scott Jorgensen at UFC 143: "Condit vs. Diaz" on Feb. 4, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The promotion brought word of the match-up just last night.

Barao was last seen going balls-to-the-wall against British bomber Brad Pickett, cracking the returning brawler's notoriously rugged chin with an enormous standing knee before taking his back and securing the rear-naked choke win.

The victory brought Barao's unbeaten streak to an unbelievable 28 fights. In fact, the badass Brazilian has yet to lose since his professional debut.

There's a certain mohawked wrestler who'd like to change that.

Scott Jorgensen punched his ticket to a bantamweight title shot against the aforementioned Pickett, going three hard rounds and taking a competitive, but definitive unanimous decision.

Unfortunately, his grit and cardio were not enough to overcome the bizarre striking and inhuman takedown prowess of Dominick Cruz at WEC 53, and the always-entertaining Jorgenson was forced back into the morass of 135-pound contenders.

He rebounded in fantastic fashion, though, knocking out American Top Team product Ken Stone with a one-hitter quitter from inside the latter's guard. Afterwards, he took on the returning Jeff Curran at UFC 137, and while he occasionally had trouble with the crafty veteran's lethal grappling, he managed to pull out a decision win.

Putting these two in the same cage is sure to produce something amazing.

UFC 143, which takes place Feb. 4, 2012, is headlined by a welterweight interim title bout between Carlos Condit and Nick Diaz. In addition, Mike Pierce will look to finally crack the welterweight elite by defeating eternal contender Josh Koscheck, while prospects Erik Koch and Dustin Poirier will go head-to-head in an explosive throwdown.

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