Nick Pace vs. Miguel Torres added to UFC 139 card in San Jose

Former WEC 135-pound champ champ Miguel Torres will return to the Octagon Nov. 19 when he faces fellow bantamweight¬†Nick Pace at UFC 139 taking place at the HP Pavilion in what will be the promotion’s San Jose debut.

Torres (38-4), 30, is 1-1 since arriving to the UFC earlier this year. In February he scored a unanimous decision win over Antonio Banuelos at UFC 126, then lost a unanimous decision to Demetrious Johnson at UFC 130 in May.

Like Torres, Pace (6-2) is also 1-1 inside the UFC Octagon. He made his debut with the promotion last December when he scored a third round submission win over Will Campuzano at the TUF 12 Finale.

Pace returned in August, losing a unanimous decision to veteran Ivan Menjivar at UFC 133.

In addition to the Torres-Pace fight, the UFC also confirmed Monday a bantamweight bout between Michael McDonald vs. Johnny Eduardo had been added to the UFC 139 card as well.

McDonald (13-1), who at 20-years-old is the youngest fighter in the UFC, made his debut with the promotion in March with a unanimous decision win over Edwin Figueroa. He returned in May with a split decision victory over Chris Cariaso. He has won his last six fights in a row.

Eduardo (25-9), a Brazilian Muay Thai specialist, was on an 11-fight win streak before losing a unanimous decision to Raphael Assuncao in his UFC debut last month.

A light heavyweight bout between Dan Henderson and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will headline UFC 139. For the full fight card line-up as it stands, see’s Upcoming Events page.

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