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Fan vote sends Scott Jorgensen vs Eddie Wineland to UFC on FX 3 main card

Photo of Scott Jorgensen by Mark J. Rebilas via US PRESSWIRE
Photo of Scott Jorgensen by Mark J. Rebilas via US PRESSWIRE

The fans have spoken.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will be promoting the bantamweight brawl between Scott Jorgensen vs. Eddie Wineland to the main card of UFC on FX 3, currently scheduled for the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla., on June 8, 2012.

Their 135-pound slugfest beat out Mike Pierce vs. Carlos Eduardo Rocha and Seth Baczynski vs. Lance Benoist in Harley-Davidson's Hometown Throwdown contest that determined the fourth and final bout, according to Heavy MMA.

Jorgensen, a former number one-ranked division championship contender, most recently had a two-fight winning streak snapped to the sensational Renan Barao, dropping a unanimous decision to the super talented Brazilian at UFC 143 just last month.

"Young Guns" was on a straight path to earning a rematch with reigning champion Dominick Cruz prior to the setback, which he'll look to correct against the first-ever World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) bantamweight champion.

Wineland is also looking to get back in the win column, losing back-to-back unanimous decisions to Team Alpha Male top dogs, Urijah Faber and Joseph Benavidez, respectively. He entered the world's mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion with high hopes back in Dec. 2010; however, he has yet to pick up a win inside the Octagon.

And he'll have to take on another former top division contender to get it done.

UFC on FX 3 will also feature a flyweight tournament rematch that pits Demetrious Johnson vs. Ian McCall, as well as an exciting welterweight bout between Mike Pyle vs. Josh Neer.

To check out the latest UFC on FX 3 fight card and rumors click here. And to dig deep into our comprehensive UFC on FX 3 event archive click here.

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