The judges scored it unanimously for Jorgensen as he is yet to see defeat since coming to the UFC.
Curran showed some nice kicks to begin this one, but Jorgensen answered well on the feet. The fight then went to the ground where Curran dealt with Jorgensen in his guard. The fight stayed there for an extended period of time and Jorgensen couldn’t advance in position. Both fighters mixed in short strikes, but with just 30 seconds left in the round, referee Kim Winslow stood them up.
Towards the end of the round, Jorgensen got one more takedown and the time expired.
Curran began the second round throwing overhand rights, but not landing them. They began to clinch against the cage for a while before Jorgensen picked Curran up and slammed him to the ground. During a brief scramble, Curran nearly sunk in a guillotine choke, but wasn’t able to secure it and the fight returned to the feet.
Curran landed a knee later, but Jorgensen got another takedown and worked in his opponent’s guard. Curran attempted a sweep and scrabbled into top-position where Jorgensen held a single leg moments before the end of the second frame.
The final round’s opening minute consisted of a lot of jabs and short punches with no strikes causing a lot of damage before Jorgensen landed a nice right hand. Curran caught a punch that bloodied his nose and both fighters worked jabs and leg kicks halfway through the last round.
The final minute had more trading of strikes before Curran attempted a takedown. The shot was stuffed and the fight ended when time expired. Jorgensen won the judges’ favor with scores of 29-28, 29-28, 30-27.
The victor said he brought in a jiu-jitsu coach for the first time in his career and that helped a lot with controlling the ground game.
“It’s the first time… I’ve ever had a jiu-jitsu coach,” he said to Joe Rogan after the win. “The sky is the limit from here.”
Jorgensen wins his second in a row and remains perfect in the Octagon. Unsuccessful in his UFC return, Curran is 2-2 in last four fights.