TUF 17 Finale: Faber opens as big favorite over Jorgensen

Anne-Marie Sorvin-US PRESSWIRE

As expected, Urijah Faber will be a big favorite going into his TUF 17 Finale main event bout with Scott Jorgensen.

After UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson got hurt and his Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale title defense was canceled, the UFC had to scramble for a replacement fight that fans would find credible enough to headline a card. They found it in the bantamweight division with former WEC champ Urijah Faber facing off with sometimes-teammate Scott Jorgensen. The betting line for the bout dropped over the weekend, and it should come as a surprise to no one that Jorgensen is a decided underdog. Here's the line (via BestFightOdds):

BestFightOdds.com

Faber (27-6) picked up a big submission win over Ivan Menjivar in his last bout at UFC 157, and has essentially set himself up as probably the best bantamweight not wearing a title at the moment. Jorgensen (14-6) picked up a submission win over John Albert in the last second of the first round at UFC on Fox 5 in December. He's 3-2 in the UFC overall.

I don't think it takes a rocket surgeon to figure out that there's no point in betting on this fight. Jorgensen and Faber are similar fighters, but Faber's just better. Still, betting on anything in the -400 range is just a recipe for disaster, especially in MMA. Spend your money elsewhere.

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