Miguel Torres Confirms UFC 130 Fight with Brad Pickett

By Tom Ngo

Fresh of his successful big league debut at UFC 126, former WEC bantamweight champ Miguel Torres has confirmed a May 28th scrap against Brad Pickett.

“Got offered a fight with Brad Pickett for @UFC 130. My answer was [expletive] yes, thank you, & [you’re] welcome,” Torres tweeted late Friday night.

Torres was riding a 17-fight winning streak prior to losing his title to Brian Bowles in 2009. The owner of MMA’s sickest mullet subsequently suffered a submission defeat to Joseph Benavidez. However, Torres appears to have recaptured his mojo. He’s won two straight, including his decision over Antonio Banuelos earlier this month.

Pickett went 3-1 in the WEC, with his lone defeat coming to contender Scott Jorgensen. However, “One Punch” rounded out his blue-caged career on a winning note with a decision victory over Ivan Menjivar at WEC 53. UFC 130 takes place inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The pay-per-view broadcast features a lightweight title fight between champ Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard.

Here are the athletes scheduled to participate in the star-studded show:

Miguel Torres vs. Brad Pickett
Travis Browne vs. Stefan Struve
Thiago Alves vs. Rick Story
Anthony Pettis vs. Clay Guida
Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann
Frank Mir vs. Roy Nelson
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Matt Hamill
Gray Maynard vs. Frankie Edgar (UFC Lightweight Champion)

 

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