Scott Jorgensen will face Wilson Reis on Oct. 25. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Thanks to more Henry Cejudo weight-cutting issues, Scott Jorgensen didn’t get a chance to fight at UFC 177.
In addition to paying him his show and win bonus for that night, the Las Vegas-based promotion is getting “Young Guns” back to work as soon as possible, as he will face Wilson Reis at UFC 179 on Oct. 25. The UFC’s Brazilian branch announced the pairing on Tuesday.
UFC 179 takes place at the Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro and features a featherweight title rematch between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes. The card is also expected to include a key light heavyweight showdown pitting Phil Davis against Glover Teixeira.
The 31-year-old Jorgensen is 1-2 since moving to flyweight. After falling to Zach Makvosky and Jussier da Silva in his first two 125-pound appearances, the Idaho native outpointed Danny Martinez in his most recent outing at UFC Fight Night “Henderson vs. Khabilov.”
A longtime Bellator veteran, Reis is 2-1 in the Octagon, falling to Iuri Alcantara while posting triumphs over Ivan Menjivar and Joby Sanchez.