Jose “Shorty” Torres, 26, of the United States will have to wait a bit longer to make his Brave Combat Federation debut. Initially scheduled to face undefeated fellow newcomer Amir “The Prince” Albazi, 25, of Sweden at “Brave 22: Storm of Warriors,” the American wrestler had to pull out due to an undisclosed injury.
After consulting with matchmakers and Albazi’s camp, Brave CF decided to move the bout to “Brave 23.” Torres is expected to return to training in three weeks’ time and will be fully ready to take on his first Brave CF challenge.
“Brave 22: Storm of Warriors” will take place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on March 15, 2019. It marks Brave CF’s first event in the country.
On the other hand, “Brave 23” will be Brave CF’s second event in Jordan. It will take place at the Martyr Rashid Al-Ziyoud Hall Boxing Arena in Amman, Jordan on April 19, 2019.
Torres was one of MMA’s hottest free agents when he chose to sign for Brave CF after his duties as a commentator at “Brave 18” at the Khalifa Sports City in Isa Town, Bahrain on November 16, 2018. In recent weeks, he revealed his hopes of fighting for the Brave CF titles in the flyweight and bantamweight divisions.
“Brave 18” marked the second successful title defense of reigning Brave CF Bantamweight Champion Stephen “The Sniper” Loman, 23, of the Philippines. His third title defense will be main event of “Brave 22: Storm of Warriors.”
The flyweight bout between Torres and Albazi was originally the co-main event of “Brave 22: Storm of Warriors.” The new co-main event will be the lightweight bout between Cian “The Warrior” Cowley, 25, of Ireland and John Brewin, 24, of New Zealand.
Both from Jordan, reigning Brave Combat Federation Lightweight Champion Abdul-Kareem “Pride of Palestine” Al-Selwady, 23, reigning Brave CF Welterweight Champion Jarrah “The Jordanian Lion” Al-Selawe, 26, will defend their respective titles for the first time at “Brave 23.” Luan “Miau” Santiago, 24, of Brazil will challenge Al-Selwady while Abdoul “Sinistro” Abdouraguimov, 23, of France and Russia will challenge Al-Selawe.
Meanwhile, here is a clip featuring Torres and his family: