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Miguel Torres

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  • Given Name: Miguel Angel Torres
  • MMA Record: 44-9-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname:
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 36 | Date of Birth: 1981.01.18
  • Last Fight: September 24, 2016 in UCL
  • Weight Class: Bantamweight | Last Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Torres Martial Arts Academy
  • Height: 5'9" (176cm) | Reach: 72.0" (183cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $360,000 USD
  • Born: East Chicago, Indiana, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: East Chicago, Indiana
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site

Tapology Worldwide Rankings For Miguel Torres Rankings FAQ

Miguel Torres Bantamweight Ranking History

Tapology Regional Rankings Rankings FAQ

  • Indiana

    Indiana

    updated Sat Sep 23 12:17:18 2017
    #1
    Miguel Torres is the 1st ranked of 34 active Indiana Pro Bantamweights.
    Also ranked at: Featherweight (3rd)
  • US Midwest

    US Midwest

    updated Mon Sep 25 21:35:08 2017
    #12
    Miguel Torres is the 12th ranked of 267 active US Midwest Pro Bantamweights.
    Also ranked at: Featherweight (18th)

Gyms & Affiliations

Miguel Torres MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Cancelled Bout Dennis Dombrow United Combat League 2016.09.24
Win | Submission
2:44 Round 1 of 3

Us Lloyd Carter
43-9-0 11-7-0

Us United Combat League: Havoc In Hammond 3
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2016.09.24
Cancelled Bout Will Chope Rebel FC 3 2015.06.27
Reason: Chope missed weight
Loss | Submission
4:39 Round 2 of 3, 9:39 Total

Jp Kleber Koike Erbst
43-8-0 16-3-1

Cn Rebel FC 3: The Promised Ones
Main Card | Tournament Finals | 145 lbs

2015.06.27
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
0:46 Round 1 of 3

Us Des Green
43-7-0 12-3-0

Us Titan FC 31: Torres vs. Green
Main Event | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2014.10.31
Odds: +215 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: John Hosegood
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Takahiro Ashida
42-7-0 13-2-2

Sg Rebel FC 2: Battle Royal
Main Event | Tournament Quarterfinal | 145 lbs

2014.08.01
Weigh-In: 142.4 lbs (64.6 kgs)
Win | Submission | Choke
1:19 Round 1 of 3

Us Wade Choate
41-7-0 15-15-0

Us United Combat League: Torres vs. Choate
Main Event | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2014.05.31
Weigh-In: 141.2 lbs (64.0 kgs) | Referee: Rob Hinds
Cancelled Bout Shawn West United Combat League 2014.02.15
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Giovanni Moljo
40-7-0 5-5-0

Us United Combat League: Havoc in Hammond
Main Event | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2014.02.15
Weigh-In: 139.4 lbs (63.2 kgs) | Referee: Rob Madrigal
Loss | Submission | Choke
3:05 Round 1 of 3

Us Pablo Alfonso
40-6-0 8-6-0

Us WSOF 6: Burkman vs. Carl
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2013.10.26
Odds: -350 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 145.2 lbs (65.9 kgs) | Referee: Troy Waugh
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Marlon Moraes
40-5-0 7-4-1

Us WSOF 1: Arlovski vs. Cole
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2012.11.03
Odds: -210 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $18,000 Base | Weigh-In: 135.5 lbs (61.5 kgs) | Referee: Kim Winslow
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
3:18 Round 1 of 3

Us Michael McDonald
40-4-0 14-1-0

Us UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2012.04.21
Odds: -115 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $32,000 Base | Weigh-In: 135.5 lbs (61.5 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#19 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2012
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Nick Pace
39-4-0 6-2-0

Us UFC 139: Shogun vs. Henderson
Preliminary Card | Catchweight | 141 lbs

2011.11.19
Odds: -400 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $60,000 ($30K Base, $30K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Cancelled Bout Brad Pickett UFC 130 2011.05.28
Reason: Pickett Injury
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Demetrious Johnson
39-3-0 14-1-0

Us UFC 130: Rampage vs Hamill
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2011.05.28
Odds: -130 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $30,000 Base | Weigh-In: 135.5 lbs (61.5 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
#21 Greatest Bantamweight MMA Fight of All Time
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Antonio Banuelos
38-3-0 18-6-0

Us UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2011.02.05
Odds: -360 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $56,000 ($28K Base, $28K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Win | Submission | Choke
2:25 Round 2 of 3, 7:25 Total

Us Charlie Valencia
37-3-0 12-5-0

Us WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2010.09.30
Odds: -450 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 Sub/Night | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs) | Referee: Adam Martinez
WEC 51 Submission of the Night
Loss | Submission | Choke
2:57 Round 2 of 3, 7:57 Total

Us Joseph Benavidez
37-2-0 11-1-0

Us WEC 47: Bowles vs Cruz
Co-Main Event | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2010.03.06
Odds: -330 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $26,000 Base | Weigh-In: 134.5 lbs (61.0 kgs) | Referee: Mark Matheny
#3 Greatest Bantamweight MMA Fight of All Time
#31 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2010
WEC 47 Submission of the Night
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
3:57 Round 1 of 5

Us Brian Bowles
37-1-0 7-0-0

Us WEC 42: Torres vs. Bowles
Main Event | Title Defense | Bantamweight | 135

2009.08.09
Odds: -384 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $26,000 Base | Weigh-In: 134.0 lbs (60.8 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
#8 Greatest Bantamweight MMA Fight of All Time
#48 Biggest Upset of All Time
WEC 42 Knockout of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Jp Takeya Mizugaki
36-1-0 11-2-2

Us WEC 40: Torres vs. Mizugaki
Main Event | Title Defense | Bantamweight | 135

2009.04.05
Odds: -1000 (Huge Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Marc Wasem
#92 Greatest Fight of All Time
#2 Greatest Bantamweight MMA Fight of All Time
#9 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2009
WEC 40 Fight of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
3:04 Round 2 of 5, 8:04 Total

Us Manny Tapia
35-1-0 10-0-1

Us WEC 37: Torres vs Tapia
Main Event | Title Defense | Bantamweight | 135

2008.12.03
Odds: -461 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $44,000 ($22K Base, $22K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 134.0 lbs (60.8 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
#14 Greatest Bantamweight MMA Fight of All Time
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
5:00 Round 3 of 5, 15:00 Total

Jp Yoshiro Maeda
34-1-0 23-4-4

Us WEC 34: Faber vs. Pulver
Co-Main Event | Title Defense | Bantamweight | 135

2008.06.01
Odds: -561 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $28,000 ($14K Base, $14K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#17 Greatest Bantamweight MMA Fight of All Time
Win | Submission | Choke
3:59 Round 1 of 5

Us Chase Beebe
33-1-0 12-1-0

Us WEC 32: New Mexico
Main Card | Title Challenge | Bantamweight | 135

2008.02.13
Odds: +105 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 133.5 lbs (60.6 kgs)
Win | Submission | Choke
2:30 Round 1 of 3

Us Jeff Bedard
32-1-0 9-0-0

Us WEC 30: McCullough vs. Crunkilton
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2007.09.05
Odds: -125 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $20,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Submission | Choke

Darius Turcinskas

Us Illinois Regional

2007.04.21
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Charles Wilson

Us Total Fight Challenge

2007.02.10
Win | Submission | Choke

Bobby Gamboa

Us Absolute Fighting Championship

2006.10.21
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Derek Collins

Us Total Fight Challenge

2006.09.09
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Ca Richard Nancoo

Us Indiana Regional

2006.04.29
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Joe Pearson

Us Total Fight Challenge

2006.02.18
Win | Submission | Armlock

Us Ryan Ackerman

Us Indiana Regional

2005.11.19
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Dan Swift

Us Total Fight Challenge

2005.05.21
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Mike French

Us Icon Sport

2005.04.30
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Jim Bruketta

Us Total Fight Challenge

2005.02.19
Win | Submission | Armlock

Alex Khanbabian

Us Indiana Regional

2004.11.20
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Mustafa Hussaini

Us Indiana Regional

2004.06.05
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Us Ryan Ackerman

Us Indiana Regional

2003.11.22
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Lindsey Durlacher

Us Indiana Regional

2002.05.18
Win | Submission | Choke

Craig Williamson

Us Indiana Regional

2002.04.13
Win | Submission

Brian Szohr

Us Indiana Regional

2002.04.13
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Nick Mitchell

Us Indiana Regional

2001.11.10
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Us Steve Reyna

Us Indiana Regional

2001.11.10
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Danny Long

Us Total Fight Challenge

2001.09.29
Win | Submission

Patrick Rodriguez

Us Indiana Regional

2001.04.30
Win | Submission | Punches

Josh Mason

Us Cage Rage

2001.04.14
Win | Submission | Armlock

Mark Jaromillo

Us Indiana Regional

2001.03.26
Win | Submission | Punches

David Odle

Us Indiana Regional

2001.02.26
Win | Submission | Choke

Danny Alexander

Us Indiana Regional

2001.01.29
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Jesse Gudenschwagger

Us Indiana Regional

2000.11.18
Win | Submission | Punches

Cory Merriman

Us Indiana Regional

2000.09.30
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Ricky Olson

Us Indiana Regional

2000.09.30
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Chad Bratton

Us Indiana Regional

2000.09.30
Win | Submission | Punches

Us Dan Caesar

Us Indiana Regional

2000.08.28
Win | Submission | Choke

Khris Cramer

Us Indiana Regional

2000.07.28
Win | Submission | Punches

Michael Reyna

Us Indiana Regional

2000.05.22
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Dan Caesar

Us Indiana Regional

2000.04.24
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Larry Pulliam

Us Indiana Regional

2000.03.27

Miguel Torres Wiki Update Wiki

Miguel Angel Torres was one of World Extreme Cagefighting’s first major stars. He held the WEC Bantamweight Championship belt during all of 2008 and much of 2009, when he reeled off a string of dominating wins against 135 lb. title challengers. At his peak during that time, Torres cracked most MMA pound-for-pound top ten lists, and some top five lists.


A BJJ black belt under the legendary Carlson Gracie Jr., Torres is considered one of the most well-rounded MMA athletes fighting today, combining crisp boxing with an extremely agile and dangerous ground attack, particularly from his guard. Torres is one of the few mixed martial artists active today who is comfortable not only pulling guard, but attacking standing opponents from his guard using a combination of aggressive upkicks and butt-scoots. Torres is equally well-known for his extraordinary, indeed legendary, stamina and capacity for long-duration training, including routine sessions purportedly involving many hundreds of push-ups and sit-ups.


Before entering the WEC, Torres had compiled a record of 32-1, cementing him as one of the premier fighters at 135 lb. After making his WEC debut in a submission victory over Jeff Bedard, Torres took the WEC Bantamweight Title from Chase Beebe at WEC 32 via submission. Torres went on to reel off 3 consecutive title defenses, including 2 TKOs over Yoshiro Maeda and Manny Tapia and a Fight of the Night winning performance in a brutal bout with Takeya Mizugaki, which was also on many lists for one of the best bouts of 2009.


Torres' reign of dominance over the 135 lb. division came to an end in August of 2009 when Brian Bowles knocked him out at WEC 42, marking only the second defeat of Torres' career. Torres would suffer his second loss in consecutive outings and third overall when he fought Joseph Benavidez at WEC 47. Torres would get back to his winning ways with a Submission of the Night performance against Charlie Valencia at WEC 51.


After the WEC's merger with the UFC, Torres made his successful promotional debut at UFC 126 against Antonio Banuelos. Torres then lost a highly controversial decision in which he was constantly attacking from his back against Demetrious Johnson UFC 130. Torres defeated Nick Pace in what many considered one of Torres' least exciting fights after Pace came in 5 pounds over the weight limit at UFC 139. 


A month after Torres' victory over Pace it was announced that the longtime Bantamweight star had been released from the UFC due to an egregious tweet that was quoting a TV show. After Torres visited several rape crises centers and made amends, Torres was allowed to continue fighting in the promotion.


In April 2012, at UFC 145, Torres took on highly touted prospect Michael McDonald and lost via Knockout. He was subsequently released from the UFC. On September 6, 2012, it was announced that Torres had signed to fight for World Series of Fighting. On November 3, 2012, Miguel fought Marlon Moraes on the main card of the World Series of Fighting's promotional debut. He lost the fight via split decision.


Torres lives and trains out of the greater Chicago, Illinois area and runs a martial arts academy based in Hammond, Indiana. After losing his title, Torres realized that training himself was probably a thing of the past and has since been training part time in a variety of camps including Tri-Star and the Blackzilians. In recent years one of Torres' defining features has been his mullet.

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