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WEC 48: Scott Jorgensen keeps winning

Scott Jorgensen, left, beat Antonio Banuelos by unanimous

Scott Jorgensen, left, beat Antonio Banuelos by unanimous decision in their featherweight bout at WEC 48 in Sacramento. (April 24, 2010) Photo Credit: WEC Photo

Scott Jorgensen gave us all a lesson in how to turn a fight around after losing the first round. He got beat up pretty good by Antonio Banuelos at WEC 48, then came back in the next two rounds and thoroughly dominated his bantamweight opponent.

With knockdowns in both the second and third round, Jorgensen won a unanimous decision and avenged his loss to Banuelos last June. All three judges scored it 29-28.

This is the fourth straight win for Jorgensen, who could be in line for a title shot against champion Dominick Cruz in the near future. Or perhaps a No. 1 contender bout against Joseph Benavidez?

Banuelos controlled the fight in the first round with a combination of strikes and kicks, but Jorgensen dominated the second round with striking. In the final minute of the second round, Jorgensen nailed a big right hand that floored Banuelos. If his nose wasn't busted earlier in the round, it had to be after that shot.

Credit Banuelos for never giving up. Caught in a rear naked choke hold in the final seconds of the bout, Banuelos punched his way out of it.

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