Saturday, December 3, 2022

Confirmed: Torres-Banuelos Set For Stacked UFC 126 Card On February 5

MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

On the latest edition of the weekly ESPN program “MMA Live” this past Thursday it was revealed that exciting bantamweights Miguel Torres and Antonio Banuelos will be squaring off in their first octagon appearance as UFC fighters for the promotion's February 5 card.

The former WEC combatants will match up on the big Super Bowl weekend event as a main pay-per-view card bout which joins an already incredibly stacked lineup headlined by a UFC middleweight title tilt between champion Anderson Silva and top-ranked challenger Vitor Belfort.

Also scheduled for the UFC 126 show, which will take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, are a number of intriguing fights including two mega-light heavyweight attractions in Forrest Griffin vs. Rich Franklin and Jon Jones vs. Ryan Bader.

If that wasn't enough, rumored for important welterweight contests are Jon Fitch vs. Jake Ellenberger and Carlos Condit vs. Chris Lytle in fights with heavy significance in the UFC's 170-pound title picture. An impressive victory for any of those guys could, and likely will, set up a future title shot when the dust settles in the Georges St-Pierre, Josh Koscheck and Jake Shields triad atop the company's current welterweight landscape.

UFC 126 emanates from the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Super Bowl weekend, February 5, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will be broadcast live via pay-per view.

What are your thoughts on the stacked UFC 126 card? How about your opinion of the decision for the Torres-Banuelos match to showcase the new UFC bantamweight division on such an important event? Also, which of the UFC 126 bouts are you anticipating most on what is quickly becoming one of the most stacked cards in recent UFC history?

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