Mendes wins his UFC debut

Chad Mendes and Antonio Bañuelos made their UFC debuts Saturday at UFC 126 and met with different results.

Mendes, a former All-American wrestler at Cal Poly, defeated Japanese star Michihiro Omigawa by unanimous decision. All three judges scored the fight 30-27 for Mendes.

Bañuelos, a San Luis Obispo resident, lost by unanimous decision against Miguel Torres. All three judges scored the bout 30-27 for Torres.

Mendes and Bañuelos were two of the several former WEC fighters making their UFC debuts at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.