KHK MMA team member and 2X- IMMAF (International Mixed Martial Arts Federation) world bantamweight champion Jose “Shorty” Torres will make his highly anticipated professional debut under the TITAN FC banner on March 4.
After two back to back golds in the Amateur IMMAF world championships, Torres was drafted by Bahrain’s KHK MMA fighting team who are spearheading the MMA development in the region. H.H Sheikh Khalid Bin Hamad was personally present at the 2015 IMMAF Amateur World championship as a diligent observer.
His observations were key in choosing Torres and other athletes to join the team. Torres will face Jorge Dominguez at Titan FC 37, which airs live and exclusive on UFC Fight Pass.
“I’m very excited to finally get my long awaited pro debut for Titan FC on UFC Fight Pass. It will be a great night not just for myself but for Sheikh Khalid and KHK MMA, Bahrain, USA, Combat-Do, my family, friends and all of my supporters! I thank everyone for helping me throughout my amateur career and I wouldn’t have gotten this far without them. Now it’s time to move up and make a name for myself in the pro ranks and with the help of Shaikh Khalid and KHK MMA, there’s no stopping me from making a statement!”
Torres transitions to the professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) scene with 25 straight amateur wins, 2 world championships and arsenal of skills that earned him the reputation of the “Baddest Amateur On The Planet”.
After snatching the first Amateur IMMAF bantamweight title in 2014, Torres returned to Las Vegas and last competed at the 2015 IMMAF Amateur World Championships where he took the bantamweight gold medal making history as the first ever IMMAF champion to defend his title. In his final fight at the UFC Expo, Jose Torres topped it all with a first round submission win over Nurtilek Konashov from Kazakhstan (video below).
ABOUT TITAN FC 37
Titan FC will return to action March 4 with Titan FC 37 taking place in Ridgefield, Wash., and to be aired live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass. The card will be highlighted by three title fights, as well as a compelling lightweight showdown between former Titan FC featherweight champion Desmond Green and former Titan FC lightweight champion and UFC veteran Pat Healy.