Scott Jorgensen used his superior wrestling skills to get the better of Jeff Curran this evening at UFC 137 in Las Vegas.
Curran was throwing strikes with mean intentions at the start of the first round, but he didn’t have much time to make an impact before he found himself flat on his back as Jorgensen smoothly shot in for a takedown.
From their Jorgensen was largely stifled by Curran in his guard, but managed to keep him on the mat for the majority of the round before the referee stood them back up again.
Curran went back to swinging big punches somewhat wildly and Jorgensen again ducked under and scured a second takedown to close out the round.
More effortless takedowns and periods of control on top from Jorgensen marked the most significant action of round two. Curran continued to stay active from his back though which limited Jorgensen’s opportunities to be as offensive as he’d have liked to be.
At one stage Curran did briefly have Jorgensen in a headlock on the mat, but he was wise to it and managed to break free during a scramble.
The two men changed it up in the final round by fighting almost exclusively on the feet and it was fairly even with both men exchanging punches and finding some success, though Curran took the most visible damage with blood streaming from his nose as the fight drew towards a conclusion.
Curran was never outclassed during the fight, but having to fight off his back for long periods was never going to go down well with the judges, all three of whom scored it in favor of Jorgensen (29-28 x2, 30-27).