Each day, The MMA Corner will provide a recap of results, event announcements, fight matchups, and injuries/cancellations from throughout the world of MMA.
Despite prior news that former WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Torres had signed with Titan Fighting Championship, the recently-released fighter has now signed a three-fight contract with the World Series of Fighting.
The news was confirmed by the promotion’s senior executive vice president, Ali Abdel-Aziz.
Torres is set for the promotion’s debut card on Nov. 3 at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. No opponent has been named for the bout.
Torres’ slot on the Nov. 2 Titan card will have to be filled by someone else, but Torres’ management has revealed that the fighter will be allowed to fight for Titan once in the future.
Following a controversial no-contest between former UFC heavyweight champions Andrei Arlovski and Tim Sylvia on Aug. 31, One Fighting Championship has eliminated its previous rule of “open-attack” for soccer kicks.
The previous rule allowed soccer kicks to an opponent, but only after the referee gave permission. Arlovski was not given said permission during his fight with Sylvia, resulting in the no-contest after Sylvia could not continue.
Starting with the promotion’s sixth event “Rise of the Kings” on Oct. 6, fighters will be allowed to throw soccer kicks at any time—the rule that was used in Japan’s Pride promotion.
Texas-based Legacy Fighting Championship’s vacant middleweight title will soon have an owner as the promotion has revealed that William Bush will take on undefeated Noel Ligon at Legacy 15.
The event takes place Nov. 16 at Houston’s Arena Theater and will be broadcast on the AXS TV main card.
The middleweight title was vacated earlier this year by previous champion Andrew Craig, who is now competing in the UFC.
Legacy Fighting Championship will again attempt to crown its inaugural 125-pound champion.
Former WEC and UFC fighter Will Campuzano will take on undefeated Jimmy Flick on Dec. 14 at Allen Events Center in Allen, Texas. The night’s main card airs live on AXS TV.
Campuzano was slated to fight Chad Robichaux for the belt at Legacy FC 12 in July, but weight cutting issues forced Robichaux of the card. An injury to Campuzano then cancelled a Legacy FC 13 date with Flick this past month.
Photo: Miguel Torres has his hand raised (James Law/Heavy MMA)