Talented Brazilian lightweight competitor Ronys Torres is scheduled to make his UFC debut against Melvin Guillard during the undercard of UFC Fight Night 18 on April 1.
FiveOuncesOfPain.com confirmed the news with sources close to the fight on Wednesday afternoon.
Torres trains with Nova Uniao and is 14-1 during his three year MMA career. A standout submission specialist, Torres has recorded notable wins against fighters such as Adriano Martins and Luiz Azeredo.
Guillard, a veteran of the second season of The Ultimate Fighter, is 21-7-2 during a pro MMA career that began in 2002. A gifted athlete, Guillard is undefeated in his last two fights with his last win taking place inside of the Octagon. Matched up against German fighter Dennis Siver at UFC 86, Guillard improve his lifetime UFC record to 4-3 following a TKO just 36 seconds into the fight.
In addition to Guillard vs. Torres, UFN 18 will also reportedly feature bouts involving TUF 8 light heavyweight winner Ryan Bader vs. Marrero, TUF 8 lightweight winner Efrain Escudero vs. Jeremy Stephens, Aaron Simpson vs. Tim McKenzie, Junie Browning vs. Cole Miller, and Steve Steinbeiss vs. Ryan Jensen. The show will emanate from Nashville, Tenn. and will precede the season premiere of the ninth season of The Ultimate Fighter.