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UFC 126: Miguel Torres vs. Antonio Banuelos booked for Feb. 5 in Las Vegas

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The impact of the WEC-UFC merger is starting to be felt.

Heavy.com brings us news that former Bantamweight Champion Miguel Torres will make his UFC debut opposite Antonio Banuelos at the promotion's annual Super Bowl weekend event, UFC 126 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The popular East Chicago native is looking to pick up steam after dropping the bantamweight title to Brian Bowles at WEC 42 and then his comeback fight to Joseph Benavidez at WEC 47. He rebounded with a win over Charlie Valencia on September 30 and will try to assert himself once again as a force in the newly formed UFC bantamweight division.

He's got a tall task ahead of him against a game opponent in Banuelos.

A longtime veteran of the WEC with a record of 9-5, Banuelos is coming off a unanimous decision win over Chad George at WEC 51: "Aldo vs Gamburyan." He's won four of his past five fights and is widely regarded as one of the more exciting fighters in MMA. A victory over Torres would likely send him into the upper echelon of the bantamweight division. 

UFC 126 is expected to take place on February 5, 2011 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva will main event the evening against the finally healthy Vitor Belfort. The co-main event is expected to be a light heavyweight contest between Forrest Griffin and Rich Franklin.

The undercard is set to feature a huge fight between Jon Jones and Ryan Bader while Jon Fitch vs. Jake Ellenberger is also on the card.

Stay tuned to MMAMania.com as more comes in on this explosive event.

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