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WEC 48: Jorgensen pushes pace and wears down Banuelos

Steve Cofield

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That's the way to open a pay-per-view. Fans of the UFC walked from UFC 112 feeling a bit ripped off. We'll see what happens with tonight's main event but if fight No. 1 is any indication this is going to be a great fight card. Scott Jorgensen and Antonio Banuelos slugged it out for 15 minutes with the majority of the action coming on the feet. Jorgensen, who's calling card has been his wrestling, showed off much improved hands and pushed the pace throughout tiring Banuelos late in the fight. Jorgensen got a unanimous decision win, 29-28 on all cards, in the opener of WEC 48 at Arco Arena in Sacramento.

This was the second meeting between the fighters. Banuelos took fight No. 1 but tonight was different because of Jorgensen's approach. He had Banuelos backing up almost the entire way. Banuelos did a solid job in the first landing a bunch of counter lefts, including one that floored Jorgensen with left in the round. But it was clear in round two, Banuelos was wearing down. Jorgensen's big rights were finding a home and it appeared one of them broke Banuelos' nose.

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