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No Contest? Scott Jorgensen appeals UFC Fight Night 38 loss against Jussier Formiga in Brazil

UFC flyweight Scott Jorgensen may have his submission loss against Jussier Formiga overturned, after officially filing an appeal with the Brazilian Athletic Commission since "Young Guns" was on the receiving end of a head butt before the rear-naked choke sunk in.

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Scott Jorgensen's wish may come true.

The flyweight's management team has officially filed an appeal with the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) to overturn his first-round submission loss against Jussier Da Silva last weekend (Sun., March 23, 2014) at UFC Fight Night 38: "Shogun vs. Henderson 2" in Brazil.

The team confirmed the action with Larry Pepe of Pro MMA Radio.

Da Silva unintentionally head butted "Young Guns" and took advantage of his dazed opponent, hopping on the former WEC bantamweight title challenger's back and sinking in a rear-naked choke for the first-round victory.

Jorgensen was very upset with the decision, lashing out at the result in a post-fight media scrum and calling for the fight to be ruled a "No Contest." But CABMMA's director, Cristiano Sampaio, was not going to act on the matter unless Jorgensen's camp first filed an official appeal.

His hometown opponent has a different story, however, and feels like the head butt was legal -- since he claims it hit his adversary's chest. Since the decision will stand for now, the loss was Jorgensen's third in a row, only finding success once in his past five Octagon appearances.

Things should get interesting, and we will keep you posted on the developments as they occur.

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