Manuel "El Loco" Torres


Division: Lightweight
Height: 5' 10"
Reach: 73"
Weight: 155 lbs.


Manuel Torres is a professional mixed martial artist who has competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He began his career competing in regional MMA promotions before making his UFC debut at the age of 24. A former bantamweight and featherweight, Torres fought for a number of organizations including Bellator and World Series of Fighting before signing with the UFC in 2013.

As an amateur, Manuel had success both as an individual fighter, winning two state titles while also helping to coach teams that won several championships; he was eventually inducted into the Florida Amateur Wrestling Hall of Fame. During this time he also trained extensively under trainer Joe Torrez, becoming well-versed in multiple disciplines such as Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. His pro career began after he made his MMA debut at a Rage on the River event in 2007 where he recorded a victory via submission due to strikes during round one.

Since then, Manuel has gone on to compile an impressive record that includes wins over some notable names such as Issei Tamura and Andre Soukhamthath; many consider him to be one of today’s finest up-and-coming fighters within the bantamweight division. He currently holds a 10–4 professional record with nine submissions victories amongst them (5 by rear naked choke). In 2011, he signed with Bellator Fighting Championships which marked his first foray into bigger promotion fighting; here he went 0–2 but still managed to impress against eventual tournament winner Eduardo Dantas whom he took down twice during their fight at Bellator 60 where they were both competing for entry into the Season 6 Featherweight Tournament Semifinals.

In late 2013 Manuel signed with UFC after being revealed as one of their new signings at The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 3 tryouts; however due to personal reasons relating to visa issues outside his control didn’t make it onto season 18 instead signing with WSOF shortly afterwards where we earned himself two victories over Sidemar Honorio and Adam Acquaviva before returning back again when accept back into UFC fold toward end 2018 following some legal wrangling from Torres’ side through lawyer Bob Bennett which result seen him finally getting chance make octagon return April 2019 vs Merab Dvalishvili fight saw him lose by unanimous decision inside three rounds thus bringing current eight fight winless run for “Pitbull” since 2014 layoff started due visa issues encountered earlier mentioned beginning section this bio profile piece .

Fight History

Lucas Almeida
Manuel Torres: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 1 @ 1:57
Sat. Jun 17, 2023
UFC Fight Night: Vettori vs. Cannonier
Frank Camacho
Manuel Torres: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 1 @ 3:27
Sat. May 14, 2022
UFC Fight Night: Blachowicz vs. Rakic