Brave Combat Federation has yet to have a champion in the flyweight division. Among the athletes who are vying for the vacant championship title are Jose “Shorty” Torres, 26, of Chicago, Illinois, United States and Marcel Adur, 27, of Balneario Camboriu, Santa Catarina, Brazil.
On April 19, 2019, Torres made his Brave CF debut at “Brave 23: Pride and Honor” at the Martyr Rashid Al-Ziyoud Hall Boxing Arena in Amman, Jordan. He beat previously unbeaten mixed martial artist Amir “The Prince” Albazi, 25, Iraq and Sweden.
Right after his win, Torres was called out by Adur, who currently has four Brave CF fights to his name. The Brazilian MMA fighter took to Facebook to congratulate the American fighter.
“Marcel Adur is a great stand up fighter,” Torres said in response. “I think it would be a great matchup for the fans as it’d be against two flyweights who are known to stand and trade, put on a show and have gone the distance in a championship fight. The only difference between him and I is I’ve never lost in a title fight and I’m not ever planning to.”
On November 16, 2018, Adur and Velimurad Alkhasov, 27, of Grozny, Chechen Republic, Russia were originally set to compete for the inaugural Brave CF Flyweight World Championship title at “Brave 18” at the Khalifa Sports City Arena in Manama, Bahrain. As the Russian fighter did not make weight, the belt would only be awarded in case the Brazilian contender won.
However, it was Alkhasov who won via unanimous decision. The loss snapped a three-fight winning streak for Adur, who had all those victories via stoppage.
For Adur, his bout against Torres should be for the Brave CF Flyweight World Championship title. The idea was endorsed by the American fighter, who has ambitious plans of holding two world belts in Brave CF.
“He had his chance against a dominant wrestler and lost but I know he doesn’t stand a chance against a dominant wrestler who can trade as well as me,” Torres said of Adur. “If Brave fans want it, I’ll give it, but regardless of the fact. I will be the inaugural flyweight champion!”
Meanwhile, here is a clip featuring Torres and his family: