Miguel Torres has had a bumpy couple of years, including not one, but two cuts from the UFC’s roster. He followed that up with a debut loss in his new promotion, the World Series of Fighting. Now he’s been scheduled to face Pablo Alfonso at WSOF 6, which will hopefully be a first step in getting his career back on track.
The bout presents a bit of an experience mismatch, with Alfonso making his WSOF debut against a 40-6, former WEC champion in Torres.
In Alfonso’s favor is the fact that Torres has not fought since 2012, and has not picked up a win since 2011. Alfonso meanwhile will be coming into the fight off of back to back wins in the Championship Fighting Alliance.
Torres’s troubles began in 2011, when he was cut by the UFC for a tweet about rape. He made a public apology, and was brought back into the promotion a few weeks later. He then subsequently dropped a KO loss to Michael McDonald at UFC 145, and was once again released from the UFC.
Since then, the former champ lost a close split decision against Marlon Moraes at WSOF’s premiere show. 2013 hasn’t looked any brighter for Torres, as earlier this year when he was booked for a marijuana possession charge.
WSOF 6 will take place on October 26 in Coral Gables, Florida.
With the latest match up, the current WSOF 6 card is as follows:
• Josh Burkman vs. Steve Carl
• Carson Beebe vs. Marlon Moraes
• Marcelo Alfaya vs. Jon Fitch
• Justin Gaethje vs. Dan Lauzon
• Luiz Firmino vs. Jacob Volkmann
• Francisco France vs. Hans Stringer
• Nick LoBosco vs. Fabio Mello
• Chad Robichaux vs. Andrew Yates
• Alexandre Pimentel vs. Jade Porter
• Pablo Alfonso vs. Miguel Torres