Former Bellator bantamweight champion, Zach Makovsky has signed with the UFC and will meet Scott Jorgensen.
With John Dodson suffering an injury, a door opened for Makovsky to enter the UFC flyweights division. The fight is scheduled for Dec. 14th at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California.
Pennsylvania’s own Makovsky, recently dominated five rounds over Matt Manzanares to win a unanimous decision and the vacant Resurrection Fighting Alliance flyweight title. Makovsky suffered back-to back losses against Anthony Leone and current Bellator bantamweight champion, Eduardo Dantas. After losing to Leone, Makovsky was released from the promotion. Makovsky made his flyweight debut against Claudio Ledesma at CFFC 24, his first fight outside of Bellator since June of 2010. Makovksy went on to dominate at flyweight, earning a victory via unanimous decision.
Jorgensen once fought for the WEC bantamweight title when he was defeated by Dominick Cruz. Jorgensen has always remained in and out of the top ten of bantamweights int he world. Jorgensen is (1-3) in his last four fights, including the sole win over John Albert. Jorgensen lost to three top bantamweights, Uriah Faber, Eddie Wineland, and Renan Barao. Competition will not get any easier, but the new weight class should give Jorgensen what he is looking for. Jorgensen has had two opponents switched on him, first Ian McCall, then Dodson, but no he faces Makovsky.