The writing has been on the wall in a positive way for Jose “Shorty” Torres ever since he first stepped inside the cage as a mixed martial artist.
The Chicago, Illinois native embraced the winning culture during his run in the amateur ranks, where he amassed an impressive 25-1 standing – lost only his first amateur fight. He capped off his stint in the amateurs by winning the 135-pound category at the 2015 IMMAF World Championships.
“Shorty” carried over the same kind of success at the professional level, compiling a 10-1 record with four victories by knockout and two via submission. He won 8 of his first professional fights building a winning streak of 33 fights.
Torres also captured belts in both the flyweight and bantamweight divisions of a North American promotion before getting a chance to strut his wares on the global stage of the sport.
Now, he has the opportunity to become BRAVE Combat Federation’s first-ever Flyweight World Champion. To move an inch closer to that historic moment, he will have to enter enemy territory.
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Torres is scheduled to face Ali “The King Puncher” Bagautinov in the last semi-final bout of the Flyweight World Title Tournament at BRAVE CF 55, which emanates from Rostov-on-Don, Russia on November 6 in association with Pro FC.
If he overcomes a stern test in the form of Bagautinov, Torres will earn a seat in the tourney finals to square off with the highly-touted Velimurad Alkhasov at a yet-to-be-announced event.
Having an intricately-crafted belt draped over his shoulder will certainly elevate his name closer to greatness, and Torres surely knows what to do when he stands opposite Bagautinov on November 6.
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Founder, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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