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UFC 137: Jeff Curran vs Scott Jorgensen booked for Oct. 29 in Las Vegas

That was quick.

Jeff Curran just recently signed a contract with the world's largest fight promotion and he's already got himself an opponent. Scott Jorgensen will welcome him to the Octagon at UFC 137 on Oct. 29 in Las Vegas, Nevada. brought word of the pending match-up a short while ago.

Curran is a 47-fight mixed martial arts veteran whose best days are likely behind him; however, that doesn't mean he can't still make some noise in the bantamweight division.

Or be a gatekeeper -- whichever suits your fancy.

Either way, he's drawn an incredibly tough test in his first fight back. The good news is that it will come on one of the biggest fight cards of the rest of the year.

Scott Jorgensen is one of the top 135-pound fighters in the world, good enough to earn a spot in the very first bantamweight title fight in UFC history.

He ran into a brick wall named Dominick Cruz, though, and lost convincingly.

Never mind that, as he rebounded impressively by knocking out Ken Stone in his official UFC debut, which gave him six wins in seven fights.

He's right on the cusp of contendership once again.

UFC 137 will feature welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre putting his title -- and legacy -- on the line when he goes head on against former Strikeforce king Nick Diaz. The co main event will highlight a potential number one contender bout pitting B.J. Penn vs. Carlos Condit.

Mirko Filipovic vs. Roy Nelson and Matt Mitrione vs. Cheick Kongo have also been announced for the card, as well as the Octagon debut of Hatsu Hioki vs. George Roop.

For the latest UFC 137: "St. Pierre vs. Diaz" news and notes click here.

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