No rest for the weary.
Miguel Torres will be back in action, taking on Brad Pickett at UFC 130, which is slated to take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 28, 2011, just three months after making his Octagon debut.
The promotion recently made the bout official for the Memorial Day weekend.
Torres is fresh off a unanimous decision win over Antonio Banuelos at UFC 126, picking apart the hard-hitting Mexican brawler for three straight rounds with crisp boxing and fancy footwork. It was the second straight win for the former WEC champion -- the Carlson Gracie-trained Brazilian jiu-jitsu stylist choked out Charlie Valencia back in Sept. 2010.
"Angel" -- who now has his swagger back thanks to training under Firas Zahabi at Tristar -- will look to make it three straight, as well as continue his ascent toward the top of the division -- when he takes on "One Punch" in "Sin City."
Pickett, despite what his nickname suggests, hasn't scored a knockout since 2008. Nonetheless, he's won nine of 10 fights since that time, with his only loss coming (via decision) to the most recent number one division contender, Scott Jorgensen, back in Aug. 2010.
In his most recent appearance, Pickett earned a unanimous decision over Ivan Menjivar at WEC 53: "Henderson vs Pettis" in Dec. 2010. The fight against Torres will serve as the Octagon debut for the heavy-handed British import.
UFC 130 will feature a main event -- Frankie Edgar vs Gray Maynard -- for the lightweight title. Frank Mir vs Roy Nelson, as well as Quinton Jackson vs Matt Hamill, are also slated for the main card, among other fights.
As always, keep it locked right here to MMAmania.com for more on this still-developing fight card.