Torres vs. Banuelos scheduled for UFC 126

source: heavy.com
 

The Super Bowl weekend event takes place on Feb. 5 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Anderson Silva defends his UFC middleweight title against Vitor Belfort in the main event, while perennial welterweight contender Jon Fitch takes on Jake Ellenberger in the co-main event of the evening.

The bout will serve as the UFC debut for both Torres and Banuelos and will take place on the pay per view portion of the event. Torres recently scored a victory over Charlie Valencia at WEC 51 after dropping two fights to Brian Bowles and Joseph Benavidez, while Banuelos defeated Chad George.

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caposa site profile image  

11/4/10 6:12 PM by caposa

^ thats a shame if you didnt watch too much WEC, you missed out of some of the best fights in MMA over the past few years what exactly do you have against watching lighter weight fighters? im guessing you arent a fan of Manny Pacquiao or Floyd Mayweather either correct?  

crankn101 site profile image  

11/4/10 6:05 PM by crankn101

I would way rather wolf down dicks than watch a card full of 100 pounders fight. Im not the only one that watched WEC very little, look at their ratings. The above card does look good though, I can handle a light weight fight or two.

Evilzpet site profile image  

11/4/10 6:02 PM by Evilzpet

Awesome fight! I predict a close decision after a war

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11/4/10 5:30 PM by Justinmacd

MMA Forums | FantasyLogin / RegisterMMAjunkie.com Logo * Home * News * Rumors * Fighters * Events * RadioOfficial MMA Partner of Yahoo! SportsEvent InformationUFC 126: Silva vs. BelfortDate: Feb 05, 2011Location: Las Vegas, NevadaVenue: Mandalay Bay Events CenterBroadcast: Pay-per-viewMAIN CARD * Champ Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort (for middleweight title)* * Forrest Griffin vs. Rich Franklin* * Ryan Bader vs. Jon Jones* * Jake Ellenberger vs. Jon Fitch* * Antonio Banuelos vs. Miguel Torres*WOW

brahmabull81 site profile image  

11/4/10 5:24 PM by brahmabull81

Agreed.

seandiesel site profile image  

11/4/10 5:09 PM by seandiesel

 sweet

HOWtasteMYbigPP site profile image  

11/4/10 5:07 PM by HOWtasteMYbigPP

Amazing potential for this fight.

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11/4/10 5:04 PM by AngryFoamy

http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/11/04/miguel-torres-vs-antonio-banuelos-expected-for-ufc-126/ Miguel Torres vs. Antonio Banuelos Expected for UFC 126 11/04/2010 4:02 PM ET By Matt Erickson Matt Erickson MMA Writer Former WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Torres will fight Antonio Banuelos at UFC 126. The news of the fight was first reported by Heavy.com Thursday afternoon and MMA Fighting has confirmed with sources close to the bout that it has been agreed to. With the recent announcement of the merger of the WEC into the UFC, it will be the first UFC appearance for both fighters. UFC 126 takes place Feb. 5 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, the promotion's traditional card the night before the Super Bowl. Though not yet announced by the UFC, the main event is expected to be a middleweight title fight between Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort. The co-main event is expected be a fight between former champions Rich Franklin and Forrest Griffin, a matchup first reported by MMA Fighting. And in a fight expected to determine the next light heavyweight top contender, unbeaten Ryan Bader fights Jon Jones. Torres (38-3, 6-2 WEC) snapped the first two-fight skid of his career in September with a submission win over Charlie Valencia at WEC 51 in Broomfield, Colo. Banuelos (18-6, 9-5 WEC) was victorious on the same card, winning a unanimous decision against Chad George. Torres won the WEC's 135-pound title at WEC 32 in February 2008. He defended it three times as part of a stretch of nearly six years without a loss before suffering the first knockout of his career against Brian Bowles at WEC 42 to lose the belt. He then was submitted by Joseph Benavidez at WEC 47 – the first submission loss of his career. But a change in training camps from being his own coach to working with Firas Zahabi at the Tristar Gym in Montreal appeared to pay off with his win over Valencia. Banuelos has won four of his last five fights, the only setback being a loss in his rematch with Scott Jorgensen at WEC 48 in April. Prior to that, he had won three straight, including a split decision win over Jorgensen at WEC 41. Banuelos trains at The Pit with Chuck Liddell head trainer John Hackelman.  

Peckerwood site profile image  

11/4/10 5:03 PM by Peckerwood

Faber/Torres is next TUF and I can't wait!!!!