The 14-1 “Young Assassin” Ronnys Torres is currently preparing for his UFC debut fight against the hard hitting lightweight contender Melvin Guillard. Torres and Guillard are scheduled to meet in the Octagon as part of the UFC 109 fight card. The event will take place on February 6th, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Guillard is coming off a submission loss to Nate Diaz at the UFC Fight Night 19 main event. He’ll be looking to bounce back from that loss in order to jump right back in the UFC lightweight race.
From UFC newcomer Ronnys Torres (props to Terra Magazine):
“Melvin Guillard is a tough guy. He already showed everybody he has heavy hands. His wrestling is excellent, he knows how to put people down but I’m training a lot of boxing and wrestling. Sure thing I can’t exchange with him since he has knocked out some guys. I will fight on the floor. I’m training boxing to cheat my opponent and take him down. He made the main event of UFC Fight Night so UFC threw me in a fire proof. I’ll be prepared. I’m still calm for the fight, it doesn’t seem like a debut. But I think when it’s near I’ll get nervous, even when I am training inside the octagon the legs will shake out. All fighters who debuted at UFC told me that, so it won’t be different with me. I know I will feel the pressure but God knows my future. I will pass some nights waken thinking about this fight.”