Former WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Angel Torres broke a two-fight losing streak tonight in Broomfield, Colorado by submitting a game Charlie Valencia in the second round in the second round of their bantamweight contest.
Torres showed off the fruits of his new training under Firas Zahabi at the Tristar Gym in Montreal by adopting a new stance to start off the fight. Holding his left hand out straight to gauge distance, Torres kept his emotions in check and looked to out-class Valencia in the stand up. Valencia was firing back and looking to fight but couldn’t mount much offense against the reinvigorated former champ. Torres poured it on at the end of the round and briefly had Valencia in trouble before the Californian scrambled out.
The second round brought more of the same, with a game Valencia finding himself beaten to the punch by Torres. The damage finally mounted as Torres overwhelmed Valencia on the feet, followed him to the ground and applied a rear naked choke to secure the tap out and the victory.
With the win, Torres improved his overall professional record to 38-3 and broke a two-fight losing streak dating back to August of 2009. Valencia falls to 12-6 and breaks his own three-fight winning streak.