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Nick Pace will be facing Miguel Torres on the Facebook portion of the UFC 139 undercard. Pace debuted in the UFC at the Ultimate Fighter Finale in December of 2010 and beat Will Campuzano by choke in a fight where Pace failed to make weight. In his next fight he was matched up with Ivan Menjivar and dropped a decision to Menjivar (who failed to make weight).
Brian Hemminger of MMA Mania caught up with Pace to talk about the increasing level of his competition during his time in the UFC:
Brian Hemminger (MMAmania.com): You've got a huge fight coming up with Miguel Torres. You go from Ivan Menjivar to Miguel Torres so they're definitely throwing you in there against some of the best guys. I saw about a year and a half ago you were listing your dream fights. You listed three fights, Dominick Cruz, Brian Bowles and Miguel Torres, so this is one of your dream fights. How does that feel?
Nick Pace: Yeah man, I want all hard fights. My last fight didn't go the way I wanted it to but with every loss, actually, when you win, when I won with the Pace choke, it was like, I won and all I really learned how to do from that was how to respond to people asking me, "Holy crap man, how'd you think of that?" or I learned how to write my name a little better because I was signing a lot of autographs from that but when you lose, you learn so much more. I learned a lot from that fight and I'm gonna be ready.