Miguel Torres vs. Brad Pickett Scheduled for UFC 130

By Jake Chastain

After winning his first UFC fight last week at UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort, Miguel Torres has now been given his next opponent in British fighter, Brad Pickett. Torres tweeted last night that he accepted the fight, which was first reported by HeavyMMA.com.

Miguel Torres (39-3) is a former WEC champion that has recently fallen from his pedestal in the past year and a half. However, after back to back losses following an impressive 17-fight winning streak, Torres has run off two straight victories to get back to his winning ways, including his most recent decision victory over Antonio Banuelos in his UFC debut last Saturday. He will now look to extend that streak to three in a row with a win over Pickett.

Pickett (20-5) will make his own UFC debut against Torres on May 28th. The former WEC fighter went 3-1 under that promotion, with his only loss coming to Scott Jorgensen. Pickett will now look to impress the UFC brass with a solid victory over Torres to open up his UFC career and begin his hopeful climb to the top of the division. A win over the technically sound Torres will surely place him on the right path.

The two will meet at UFC 130: Edgar vs. Maynard 3 on May 28th in Las Vegas, Nevada at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The show is to be headlined by the re-re-match between lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and number one contender Gray Maynard.


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