Miguel Angel
39-5-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 12 fights.
Record: 39-5-0
Summary: Striking, submissions, knees

Fighter Info

From: East Chicago, Indiana USA
Age: 34
Height: 5' 9" ( 175 cm )
Weight: 135 lb ( 61 kg )
College: Purdue University
Degree: Marketing


Total Attempted Strikes
43% Successful
Types of Successful Strikes
62% Standing
Striking Defense
The percentage of total strikes avoided


Total Takedowns
0% Successful
Grappling Totals by Type
Takedown Defense
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Miguel Angel Torres Apr 21, 2012
8 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Michael McDonald 16 0 0 0
Miguel Angel Torres Nov 19, 2011
64 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Nick Pace 31 1 0 1
Miguel Angel Torres May 28, 2011
10 0 3 5 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Demetrious Johnson 13 5 0 3
Miguel Angel Torres Feb 5, 2011
73 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Antonio Banuelos 10 0 0 0
Miguel Angel Torres
WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan
Sep 30, 2010
28 0 1 2 R2 Submission
Charlie Valencia 12 0 0 0
Joseph Benavidez
WEC 47: Bowles vs. Cruz
Mar 6, 2010
15 2 2 1 R2 Submission
Miguel Angel Torres 17 0 1 0
Brian Bowles
WEC 42: Torres vs. Bowles
Aug 9, 2009
12 1 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Miguel Angel Torres 8 0 0 0
Miguel Angel Torres
WEC 40: Torres vs. Mizugaki
Apr 5, 2009
144 0 0 0 R5 Decision - Unanimous
Takeya Mizugaki 69 0 0 0
Miguel Angel Torres
WEC 37: Torres vs. Tapia
Dec 3, 2008
48 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Manny Tapia 10 0 0 0
Miguel Angel Torres
WEC 34: Faber vs. Pulver
Jun 1, 2008
72 0 5 2 R3 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
Yoshiro Maeda 25 3 1 1
Miguel Angel Torres
WEC 32: Condit vs. Prater
Feb 13, 2008
14 0 2 0 R1 Submission
Chase Beebe 11 2 0 1
Miguel Angel Torres
WEC 30: McCullough vs. Crunkilton
Sep 5, 2007
0 0 1 0 R1 Submission
Jeff Bedard 3 0 0 0


TRAINING:  A typical day of training is never typical. The only thing that I work on every day is wrestling, as it is always incorporated in my training regimen. Everything else is a different story. Since the fight can go anywhere and anything can happen, I work on all aspects of mixed martial arts, where boxing, jiu-jitsu, wrestling, conditioning, kickboxing is all worked on throughout the week, as well as sparring.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started martial arts when I was only seven years old. The training was great and I fell in love with the idea of combat and competition. When I turned nine, my parents could not afford the lessons anymore so I was put in soccer by my dad.  At fourteen, I started to take kickboxing lessons from a local gym and paid for it with money I made doing landscaping work. Kickboxing gave me a good base for my stand-up but at school when I fought with my friends who wrestled, I never did well when the fight hit the floor. Finally at eighteen, my good friend introduced me to a man who taught Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  After that, everything fell into place with my fight career.  Paying for college with my fight purses, I made sure that I fought at least four to five times a semester. I graduated and figured out that I made more money teaching and fighting so I decided to make it my life.

What ranks and titles do you have?
Former WEC Bantamweight Champion. Black belt in BJJ under Carlson Gracie. Total Fight Challenge, Iron Heart Crown, Shooto Americas 132-pound, Extreme Shootfighting, and Superbrawl Champion.  Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Do you have any heroes? Yes, my father, for always being there for me and teaching me the value of hard work and dedication.

What is you favorite technique?  I love the art of knocking someone out. If MMA was not around, I would be a pro boxer. On the ground I like the arm triangle, I can set it up from so many different positions.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? For me, being able to fight in the UFC is a lifelong dream. I've watched the UFC since the very first show and to be a part of it now is an honor. I always trained my hardest, but all the experiences I've had in the past, combined with my newfound wisdom and great team will guide me down the right path in my walk with the UFC.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to Purdue University and earned a degree in Marketing.

What was your job before you started fighting?
I worked in a hospital as a Radiologist’s assistant for five years. Perfect job for a fighter.

•    6-2 in the WEC

•    Has won three of his last five

•    Former WEC bantamweight champ – defeated Chase Beebe for the title in 2008. Defended the title three times against Yoshiro Maeda, Manny Tapia, and Takeya Mizugaki before losing belt to Brian Bowles in 2009.

•    Won WEC Fight of the Night award against Maeda and Mizugaki

•    Win over Charlie Valencia earned WEC Submission of the Night honors

•    Before loss to Bowles, was unbeaten for nearly six years

•    Lone non-WEC loss was to Ryan Ackerman via decision in 2003

•    Long considered to be one of MMA’s best, pound for pound

•    Pro for over 12 years

•    23 wins by submission, nine by knockout


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