Report: Miguel Torres vs. Nick Pace Planned for UFC 139

Miguel Torres attempts to ensnare Demetrious Johnson - Photo by Al Bello/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Former WEC champ Miguel Torres announced on MMA Live a few days ago that he would return to the Octagon in San Jose this November at UFC 139, and it appears that he now has an opponent. Fellow bantamweight, Nick Pace, announced on Twitter this afternoon that he had gotten the call to face Torres:

UFC 139 in Cali. Nick pace vs Miguel Torres. #HATERS

Both men are looking to get back in the win column after close decision losses. Torres was topped by current title challenger, Demetrious Johnson, at UFC 130 in a controversial fight that many scored for Torres due to his activity and constant submission attempts from the bottom. Pace, meanwhile, was topped by Ivan Menjivar at UFC 133 in a bout that was less controversial, but still competitive. The experience gap between the two is vast, but both men are highly skilled fighters.

Miguel Angel Torres (38-4)
Loss Demetrious Johnson (unam. decision) - UFC 130
Win Antonio Banuelos (unam. decision) - UFC 126
Win Charlie Valencia (submission - rear naked choke) - WEC 51
Nick Pace (6-2)
Loss Ivan Menjivar (unam. decision) - UFC 133
Win Will Campuzano (submission - Pace choke) - TUF 12 Finale
Loss Demetrious Johnson (unam. decision) - WEC 51

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