Reports from ESPN say that Jose Torres and Alex Perez are set for UFC 227 on August 4 in Los Angeles, CA.
According to Ariel Helwani, “multiple sources confirmed to ESPN” that the two UFC fighters will meet for a flyweight fight at UFC 227.
Jose “Shorty” Torres (8-0), who is a former Titan FC flyweight and bantamweight champion, is already a crowd favourite even before his UFC debut last month at UFC Utica, New York.
Torres Took Credit for His Bizarre Victory
His debut was one of the most bizarre moments in the history of UFC. Although Torres won over Jarred Brooks, he didn’t technically knock him out. Instead, Brooks attempted to throw Torres to the ground, but he slammed his own head to the ground and knocked himself out.
Watch Brooks as he KOd himself below:
Strangely, Torres took credit for the KO in his post-fight interview.
“I feel amazing,” Torres said to the media after the fight. “It wasn’t the way I wanted it, but I’m glad I came back to my fighting style, I’m Justin Gaethje of the flyweight division, I have to get hit a lot. I have to get dropped, I have to have a bloody nose or something. But I was able to come back, and you saw even before the knockout that I was starting to catch my rhythm, catch my pace, starting to push forward and start to land a lot more.”
Torres is currently undefeated in his professional career.
In Case You Didn’t Know Alex Perez
On the other hand, Alex Perez (20-4), earned a contract with the world’s most famous mixed martial arts promotion when he won with a first-round TKO against Kevin Gray. This happened during Dana White’s popular new show Contender Series back in August 2017. He made his promotional debut at UFC Fight Night 123 – Swanson vs. Ortega in December 2017. Perez has now gone to 2-0 in the UFC after beating Carls John de Tomas and Eric Shelton.
UFC 227 will be held on August 4 at the Staples enter. It will be headlined by a bantamweight title fight rematch between TJ Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt. The co-main event features ESPN’s now No.2 (Daniel Cormier at No.1) pound-for-pound fighter, Demetrious Johnson who will take on Henry Cejudo for the flyweight belt.