MMA By The Numbers: Miguel Angel Torres
Dec 10, 2011 - by staff
Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White announced yesterday that bantamweight fighter Miguel Angel Torres had been released by the company after posting a controversial quote from MTV’s television show Workaholics on his Twitter page. The 30-year-old East Chicago Indiana native had been fighting with the company for the past year after joining the UFC as apart of the WEC purchase. While in the WEC Torres became a 1-time WEC Bantamweight Champion at the height of his 3-year run with the organization. Early in his career he fought for numerous fight organizations based out of northwest Indiana.
Torres is an 11-year veteran of the sport, debuting in the year 2000 after being trained by Firas Zahabi in both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai. He was ranked in October by Sherdog as the 7th best bantamweight in the world. In his 3 fights in the UFC prior to his release he had a record of 2-1 with wins over Antonio Banuelos and Nick Pace. During his career, Torres has competed in 44 professional fights and has a career record of 40-4.
Below we look at some of the professional career of Miguel Angel Torres by the numbers…
Ultimate Fighting Championship:
* 1 Fight on UFC Pay-Per-View with a record of 1-0.
* 1 Fight on UFC Preliminary Live with a record of 0-1.
* 1 Main Event Fight on UFC Preliminary Live.
World Extreme Cagefighting:
* 8 Fights (Most All-Time) on WEC On Versus with a record of 6-2. (First Fight: WEC # 30 Vs Jeff Bedard Last Fight: WEC # 52 Vs Charlie Valencia)
* 3 Main Event Fights (4th Most All-Time) on WEC On Versus. (First Main Event Fight: WEC # 37 Vs Manny Tapia Last Main Event Fight: WEC # 42 Vs Brian Bowles)