Titan FC 38 will be in Miami featuring former UFC fighters and top MMA prospects, and Rodolfo Roman of The Roman Show interviewed mixed martial arts fighter Jose Torres who will be part of the card.
Torres, a top prospect, meets Reynaldo Walter Duarte (8-8) at Titan FC 38 on Saturday, April 30 at the Miccosukee Resort and Gaming, 500 SW 177th Ave., Miami, 33194.
The card starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets on sale at cagetix.com/titan. The event will air on UFC Fight Pass.
Torres, from Chicago, went 25-1 in his amateur MMA career, earning several titles around the world and locally. He joined The Roman Show to discuss his upcoming fight.
His opponent, Durate, who trains at American Top Team in Coconut Creek, has more experience under his belt professionally.
“He has a lot of experience on me,” said Torres who is 1-0 professionally. “He is in his mid-30s. I think he is past his prime. Last year, he only fought once, and before that he fought in 2013. I am a new up-and-comer trying to get this momentum going. He is the perfect fight for my career.”
The standout from the Jackson Wink MMA in New Mexico is coming off his first pro MMA fight. He faced Travis Taylor and won by submission in the first round in March. Torres said he didn’t suffer any injuries from his debut and was willing to compete again quickly.
“It went a lot better than expected,” he said. “It went two minutes and nine seconds, and I put him to sleep. I didn’t get any bumps or bruises. So I told Titan FC COO Lex McMahon, why not put me on the next card?”
Torres said his goal is to finish Duarte, who has never been knocked out or submitted.
Unlike other MMA fighters who fight a couple of amateur fights before going pro, Torres decided to compete more than 20 times. He decided to take advantage and enrolled in school to earn a degree in exercise science. Soon after his mma career, he has his plans set.
“I want to purchase my own MMA gym, not just to teach them physically but their overall health,” he said.
Torres is sure to deliver as he trains with former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and legendary fighter BJ Penn.
To hear the complete interview, click here.
- Rodolfo Roman
Freelance Writer/ TV Producer-Reporter
- Fighting On The Web