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Jorgensen set for Heavyweight Title fight on Saturday


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Carbon High School football coach Jan Jorgensen might have the upcoming football season on his mind but that will be put aside for a little while as he steps back into his career in mixed martial arts in a heavyweight title fight this Saturday in Orem.

Jorgensen (5-0) will take on Salvador "Killa" Sanchez (8-0) for the Showdown Heavyweight Title at SHOWDOWN FIGHTS 14 at the UCCU Center in Orem.

Jorgensen is coming off an eight-month break after his last fight against Eric Smith ended in a no contest after Jorgensen was poked in the eye. Jorgensen called the fight a "big wakeup call".

"I realized what it's like to lose," he said in a promo video for the fight with Sanchez.

Since the fight, Jorgensen said his fighting nickname of "The Saint" is dead. He has replaced that with a take on his own name "The Janimal".

Sanchez is undefeated with seven of his eight fights ending in a TKO victory.

With both fighters hailing from the state of Utah, the crowd is expected to be split in who they are supporting in the title fight.

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