Scott Jorgensen has quickly been rebooked following the collapse of his fight with Henry Cejudo last week.
The former WEC bantamweight title contender will fight Wilson Reis in a flyweight tilt scheduled for UFC 179 which goes down in Rio de Janiero on October 25. The UFC today revealed news of the booking across various platforms. Jorgensen was expected to fight Henry Cejudo on the preliminary portion of the UFC 177 card, however Cejudo pulled out from the fight due to weight cutting issues and Jorgensen was withdrawn from the card.
Jorgensen (15-9) will be looking to build on from the momentum he picked up in his win over Danny Martinez in June, a win that snapped a three fight losing streak. The win over Martinez was also Jorgensen’s first at flyweight since dropping down to the division. Jorgensen fought Dominick Cruz in 2010 for the WEC bantamweight title and holds wins over the likes of Brad Pickett and Takeya Mizugaki.
Wilson Reis (18-5) will be looking to build on his first win in the UFC’s flyweight division after he picked up a decision win over Joby Sanchez in Tulsa last month. Reis had to survive some hairy moments in the fight after being dropped by Sanchez in the second round. It was Reis’ first fight at flyweight, having fought at bantamweight and featherweight across various promotions in his career.
UFC 179 will be headlined by a UFC featherweight title fight rematch between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes. The card will also feature a light heavyweight fight between Glover Teixeira and Phil Davis.