It’s time for the “Big Frog” to splash back into the UFC, as bantamweight veteran Jeff Curran has signed on to face Scott Jorgensen at UFC 137.
Curran (33-13-1) is a well-known and experienced fighter, having competed in Strikeforce, Pride FC, the WEC, the IFL and King of the Cage during his MMA career.
Also, in 2004, Curran stepped into the UFC, dropping a decision to Matt Serra at UFC 46.
Since suffering a string of four consecutive losses to Urijah Faber (in a title fight), Mike Brown, Joseph Benavidez and Takeya Mizugaki in the WEC, Curran has made stops all across Illinois, putting together a 4-1 record.
Curran owns 19 career wins by submission, but has secured just one win that way since the 2007.
Jorgensen rebounded from a loss to Dominick Cruz for the WEC bantamweight title to knockout Ken Stone in June. He has won six of his previous seven fights and is 8-2 since the middle of 2008.
The Curran-Jorgensen fight is expected to take place on the preliminary card that features Georges St-Pierre defending the UFC welterweight title against Nick Diaz.
Carlos Condit and B.J. Penn, along with heavyweight tilts between Cheick Kongo and Matt Mitrione, and Mirko CroCop and Roy Nelson are also slated for the Oct. 29 event in Las Vegas.