The UFC on FX 3: "Johnson vs. McCall" main card going down tonight (Fri., June 8, 2012) on FX kicked off with a bantamweight showdown pitting Scott Jorgesen vs. Eddie Wineland.
Jorgesen came in looking to rebound from his latest defeat, a decision loss to Renan Barao, who will now challenge for the 135-pound title. Wineland, meanwhile, came in hoping to save his job, having loss two in a row. The competition has been stuff but losing is losing.
Which is why it's such a good thing he emerged victorious here.
Wineland started hot in round one, working Jorgesen over and knocking him down at one point early on. But "Young Guns" responded with a knee that opened a big gash on Wineland's head.
No matter, as the former WEC champion came hard over the top with a big right hand in the second round that scrambled Jorgensen's eggs long enough to earn him a stoppage win.
The two speedy small timers sprinted out to the center of the cage hoping to establish themselves early. Wineland fired off power shots while Jorgensen stayed just outside each one.
The air around the two was getting quite the workout early but that was about all. Finally, Wineland landed a solid right hand that seemed to jolt Jorgesen into action.
They continued exchanging punches with little success until Wineland caught Jorgensen hard and put him down. He pounced and unloaded shots in an attempt to finish the fight but never really came close.
Wineland landed a another big punch or two to close the round and it was clear he had the edge after one.
Jorgensen came out far more aggressive in the second, pushing forward and landing a hard left hand. Wineland responded, though, unleashing the right hand he found so much success with in that opening frame.
And then, after some more exchanging, that big right hand came over the top and landed with a sickening thud. That was all she wrote.
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