Lightweight prospect Ronnys Torres is slated to make his UFC debut against Melvin Guillard at UFC 109 on February 6 in Las Vegas, according to Tatame.
Torres (14-1), who was scheduled to debut against Guillard and Jeremy Stephens in 2009 before injuries forced him to withdraw from both fights, has won eight-straight, including a 5-0 mark in his most-recent bouts in 2008. Torres’ most notable win was a 2006 victory over Rafael Feijao, one of just two decisions on his record.
After back-to-back losses sent Guillard (22-8-2) packing from the UFC in 2007, a win outside the Octagon earned him a return to the promotion, where he won “Knockout of the Night” over Dennis Siver at UFC 86 last July before earning a decision over Gleison Tibau in June. “The African Assassin” suffered a second-round submission to Nate Diaz in September in the main event of UFC Fight Night 19.
UFC 109 has yet to be official announced, but is rumored to include Demian Maia vs. Dan Miller, Matt Serra vs. Frank Trigg, and Rolles Gracie vs. Mustapha Al-Turk.
Pictured: Melvin Guillard