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"The Pride of El Salvador" Ivan Menjivar will bring his brand of violence to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Aug. 6, 2011 in a UFC 133 135-pound showdown against former Ring of Combat (ROC) standout Nick Pace.
The promotion announced the pending match-up late last night, saying:
"Bantamweights Ivan Menjivar and Nick Pace have agreed to fight each other August 6, at UFC 133 in Philadelphia," said UFC President Dana White. "Menjivar is coming off a devastating elbow KO win and Pace utilized a rarely seen type of submission to secure the victory in his last outing."
It was his second victory over the past year after taking a four-year break from competition. It was also a not-so-friendly reminder of just how deadly the Tristar product can be.
The Tiger Schulmann student rebounded by winning his UFC debut in impressive fashion, strangling Will Campuzano via Pillory choke in the waning minutes of round three at last December's Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 12 Finale.
Which one of these 135-pounders will advance to the next level of competition?
UFC 133 will take place on August 6, 2011, from the Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The main event will feature former Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans in a number one contender fight against top prospect Phil Davis.
Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for further updates.