According to reports, a bantamweight match between Nick Pace (6-2) and former WEC champion Miguel Torres (38-4) has been targeted for UFC 139. UFC officials have yet to confirm the contest. Pace announced the news on Friday afternoon with this tweet.
Pace looks to rebound after dropping a unanimous decision to Ivan Mejivar at UFC 133. The loss was the second in three bouts for the 24-year-old, with a submission victory over Will Campuzano in his Octagon debut sandwiched in-between. A former Ring of Combat champion, Pace trains in New York City with Team Tiger Schulmann and has three submission finishes in his six victories.
Meanwhile, Torres heads into the contest on the heels of his own loss -- last dropping a unanimous decision against Demetrious Johnson in a title eliminator in May. Previous to the setback, the 30-year-old had won two straight bouts, including a victory over Antonio Banuelos in his UFC debut. In all, the Indiana native is 2-3 since losing his WEC title to Brain Bowles in mid-2009, a loss that snapped a 17-fight win streak.
UFC 139 is slated for November 19th at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. Also featured on the card is a light heavyweight title eliminator between Dan Henderson and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, and a middleweight contest between former Pride champion Wanderlei Silva and former Strikeforce champion Cung Le.