Jose “Shorty” Torres got back on track by beating previously undefeated Amir Albazi in his first BRAVE outing, at BRAVE 23: Pride and Honor, last week. Right after his win, the American star was called out by Brazilian striker Marcel Adur, a veteran with four promotional fights to his name.
Marcel called “Shorty” out in his social media profiles, congratulating his rival on his first BRAVE win, but claimed he needed to face a “real fighter” next. Torres responded in kind.
“Marcel Adur is a great stand up fighter. I think it would be a great matchup for the fans as it’d be against two flyweights who are known to stand and trade, put on a show and have gone the distance in a championship fight. The only difference between him and I is. I’ve never lost in a title fight and I’m not ever planning to”, said Jose, referring to Adur’s loss to Alkhasov, in November of last year.
Adur added that their bout should be for the Flyweight title, an idea that was endorsed by Torres, who has ambitious plans of holding two world belts in BRAVE. Torres says that, if the bout comes to fruition, Marcel has no chance of beating him.
“He had his chance against a dominant wrestler and lost, but I know he doesn’t stand a chance against a dominant wrestler who can trade as well as me. If BRAVE fans want it, I’ll give it, but regardless of the fact. I will be the inaugural flyweight champion!”
Adur is coming off a decision loss against Velimurad Alkhasov in the first-ever BRAVE Flyweight world title fight. As the Russian didn’t make weight, the inaugural Flyweight belt would only be awarded in case Marcel beat Alkhasov. That loss snapped a three-fight winning streak for the Brazilian, who had all those victories via stoppage.