Former WEC bantamweight champ Miguel Torres will look to snap a two-fight losing streak when he faces rising 135-pounder Charlie Valencia in the co-main event of “WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan” on September 30 in Broomfield, Colorado.
Torres (37-3) ran his win streak to 17-straight with title defenses over Yoshiro Maeda, Manny Tapia, and Takeya Mizugaki, but dropped the belt with a first-round KO to Brian Bowles in August then was submitted by Joseph Benavidez at March’s WEC 47.
After suffering back-to-back losses, Valencia (12-5) has bounced back with three-straight wins over Seth Dikun, Coty Wheeler, and Akitoshi Tamura most-recently in January.
The Versus-televised WEC 51 is headlined by featherweight champ Jose Aldo vs. Manny Gamburyan, with the WEC 51 fight card also including Mark Hominick vs. Leonard Garcia and Chan Sung Jung vs. George Roop.
Pictured: Miguel Torres