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Pablo Alfonso and Miguel Torres completes WSOF 6 line up

Written on October 14, 2013 by Hector

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Miguel Torres will look for his first win in WSOF against newcomer Pablo Alfonso

This October’s WSOF 6, which features the organization’s first ever welterweight championship fight, is finally complete with the addition of a featherweight clash between Pablo Alfonso and Miguel Torres. The two fighters will be looking to grab their first WSOF win in the preliminary cards of the event.

Torres, a former WEC bantamweight champion has lost his recent outing when he dropped a razor thin decision to Marlon Baroes in the inaugural event of WSOF. Prior to that, he was knocked out by Michael McDonald in what turned out to be his final UFC appearance. He has only suffered 6 losses in 46 fights but 3 of them came in his last four bouts.

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Miguel Torres Signs with WSOF Promotion

Written on September 08, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Torres was released from UFC the second time after losing to Michael McDonald at UFC 145 and after posting a controversial tweet

Former WEC bantamweight champion and UFC fighter Miguel Torres has signed up with the World Series of Fighting promotion. Torres was released from UFC the second time. Torres feels happy that he is able to work with WSOF promotion, which is headed by Ray Sefo, a former fighter.

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Brad Pickett All Geared up for His UFC 138 Debut

Written on September 19, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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"With Barao, everyone is raving about him and it’s my job to find out if he is the real deal." --- Brad Pickett

Brad Pickett is looking forward to UFC 138, as it will mark his promotional debut against Renan Barão. However, he slightly tempers his enthusiasm since he has been in this position before.

But one thing is for sure, Brad Pickett – albeit very keen to be back in action after his injury – is both disappointed for not having a shot against Miguel Torres and relieved that he had overcome his affliction. Moving on and focusing on his training for UFC 138, Brad Pickett is remarkably relaxed about Renan Barão’s fearsome reputation and 26-fight win streak.

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Spike to Air UFC 130 Prelims Two Interesting Fight Cards

Written on May 18, 2011 by Alvin Guerro

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Spike will not let the viewers to miss an interesting UFC 130 fight cards featuring Miguel Torres vs. Demetrious Johnson and Tim Boetsch against Kendall Grove.

Spike will broadcast two preliminary UFC 130 card featuring Miguel Torres vs. Demetrious Johnson and the bout between Kendall Grove and Tim Boetsch on May 28, at 8 pm ET.

It is a tough match between Miguel Torres and Demetrious Johnson. Johnson, 9-1, remains undefeated in his last three consecutive fights including his victory against Kid Yamamoto at UFC 126. On the other hand, Torres, 39-3, won his most recent bout against Antonio Banuelos via unanimous decision.

Meanwhile, Kendall Grove and Tim Boetsch are looking for a victory after they were both defeated in their last bout. Grove lost to Demian Maia last December while Boetsch was defeated by Phil Davis via submission at UFC 123. Tim Boetsch have 12-4 record and Kendall Grove have 12-8 (with one no contest decision) record.

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Demetrious Johnson Faces Miguel Torres at UFC 130

Written on April 22, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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It's no longer Miguel Torres vs Brad Pickett, as Demetrious Johnson steps in for the latter at the upcoming UFC 130: Edgar vs Maynard 3.

After Brad Pickett pulled out from his UFC 130 match due to undisclosed injury, Miguel Torres will now face Demetrious Johnson at the said event. That said, Renan Barao – Demetrious Johnson’s supposed opponent for the event – will now have to wait for another opponent.

Both Miguel Torres and Demetrious Johnson carries a unanimous decision win over Antonio Banuelos and Norifumi Yamamoto, respectively, during their debuts at UFC 126. Their match is expected to air on Spike TV’s live prelims, leading to the UFC 130 pay-per-view.

UFC 130 will highlight a lightweight title rematch between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard. The event will take place on May 28 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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UFC 130, Official with Seven New Bouts

Written on March 14, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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After the revelation of UFC 130's main card, seven new bouts were added to Edgar vs Maynard 3 fight card.

In just a couple of months, UFC 130 will kick off in Las Vegas with Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard completing their trilogy fight in a main event. After the main card was revealed last week, seven new bouts were added to UFC 130’s fight card.

Former WEC Bantamweight champion, Miguel Torres, will collide with Brad Pickett in a featured match-up at Edgar vs Maynard 3. In addition to this, a light heavyweight showdown will put Quinton “Rampage” Jackson contra Matt Hamill. In a heavyweight fight, Frank Mir will face TUF 10 winner, Roy Nelson.

The latest UFC 130 fight card is posted after the jump.

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UFC Fights that Fans Want to See in 2011

Written on January 13, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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While the early part of 2011 is already stacked with top names and fights, it seems appropriate to look at some of the other fights that could hit the Octagon in 2011.

With UFC stacking top names and fights early on this year, the promotion already slated a rematch between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard after their bout ended to a draw. With the rematch in place, and with Anderson Silva set to defend his title against Vitor Belfort, it seems appropriate to see some other fights that could hit the Octagon this 2011.

Check out what MMA fans wants to see in 2011 after the jump.

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Best WEC Fighters of all Time

Written on December 25, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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As WEC joins the UFC family, the biggest MMA promotion in the land just got bigger and gained great fighters. That being said, Fighting Insider is listing the best WEC fighters of all time.

Just because WEC merged to UFC, it does not mean that Fighting Insider can no longer give recognition to the best fighters of the promotion. Being a home of the world’s toughest lightweight, bantamweight and featherweight fighters since 2001, WEC features some of the most exciting cage warriors in Mixed Martial Arts.

The best WEC Fighters of all time are listed after the break.

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Miguel Torres and Antonio Banuelos on UFC 126

Written on November 06, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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Miguel Torres and Antonio Banuelos is slated for a bantamweight smash on UFC 126. This 2011, WEC champ Torres will defend his title over Banuelos.

Previous WEC  bantamweight champion Miguel Torres (38-3 MMA, 6-2 WEC) is rumored (and expected) to fight Antonio Banuelos (18-6 MMA, 9-5 WEC) at UFC 126. UFC 126 will take its place on February 5 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The event is expected to feature a fight between champion Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort.

“The next couple of years are going to be exciting. I’m going to be at the forefront of that.” said Torres.

Soon, he will start his training at Tristar Gym with Firas Zahabi. Early 2010, he took residence with the famous trainer after years of self-coaching. He saw the advantages and decided to continue it.

Banuelos, on the other hand, just got back on the winning side with a unanimous victory over Chad George at WEC 51 event. The flagship members of San Luis Obispo, Calif.’s The Pit dropped a decision to Scott Jorgensen at WEC 48, which reciprocated a split decision victory he had at WEC 41 over top contender Scott Jorgensen.

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