It wasn’t that long ago when not only was Miguel Torres the reigning WEC bantamweight champ, but he was widely considered to be one of the planet’s best pound-for-pound fighters. A good reason why was that until he was knocked out by Brian Bowles in 2009, Torres had gone 37-1 and had defeated numerous top tier fighters along the way.
Since losing to Bowles, however, Torres has struggled, as the bantamweight has gone 3-4 and was released by the UFC last year. This Saturday Torres will fight for the first time in nearly 12 months, when he takes on Pablo Alfonso at WSOF 6. While discussing the bout during a recent media call to promote the event, Torres said he’s looking to remind folks of what he’s capable of doing in the cage.
“I’m happy to be on the card for World Series of Fighting 6. I’m happy they were able to get me on. I’ve been in this sport 15 years, and I’ve seen a lot of organizations and I’ve fought for a lot of different places, and they’re one of the organizations that are growing. They’re going to get to the top, and I’m happy I can be a part of that process. Preparations have gone very well for this fight. I’m looking to get back in there and get some respect – get back to the top where I was before.”
When you consider that Torres is just 32 years-old, and the skills he’s showcased in the past, some big wins could still be around the corner. If you’re wondering about Alfonso, the fighter is coming off back-to-back victories while fighting for Championship Fighting Alliance and is 2-3 in his las five scraps.
WSOF 6 will be hosted by the Bank United Center in Coral Gables, Florida, and will see Josh Burkman fight Steve Carl for the promotion’s inaugural welterweight title.
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