UFC 139 Results: Miguel Torres Closes in on Title Shot with Decisive Win

Michael MillSenior Analyst IIINovember 20, 2011

One of the preliminary fights on the UFC 139 card on Saturday featured a fighter new to the UFC.

Bantamweight fighter Miguel Torres had his third UFC fight tonight after the WEC merger back in October of 2010.

He has improved to a 2-1 record now in the UFC, building on his all-time record of 39-4.

Torres absolutely manhandled Nick Pace in a unanimous decision victory on the UFC 139 card. All three judges scored the fight 30-27 in favor of Torres.

The ex-WEC bantamweight champion rebounded big after his last fight against Demetrious Johnson.

With this win, Torres will once again be mentioned as one of the top fighters in the weight class.

With another win or two he could actually find himself in a position to take on champion Dominick Cruz, who has absolutely owned the weight class in recent history.

Cruz is on a 10-fight win streak. He has really dominated every opponent put in front of him.

Cruz has beaten Johnson, Urijah Faber, Scott Jorgensen, Brian Bowles and Joseph Benavidez.

With the top talent in the division already being taken down by Cruz, it opens up the possibility for Torres to get an opportunity over someone who may have already gotten a shot at the title.

Torres may not be prepared to take on Cruz just yet, but he is starting to get it together and could want a shot in the near future.

Tonight was a step in the right direction.