Ex-UFC vs ex-Bellator: Jose Torres, Amir Albazi fight at ‘Brave 22: Storm of Warriors’ in Manila, Philippines

Amir Albazi, Jose Torres

*More photos to be added after the bout.

The United States and Sweden will be among the 11 countries represented at “Brave 22: Storm of Warriors.” It will be the first show of Bahrain-based mixed martial arts Brave Combat Federation to take place in the Philippines.

Featuring 10 MMA bouts, “Brave 22: Storm of Warriors” will take place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on March 15, 2019. In the ninth bout of the evening, Jose “Shorty” Torres, 26, of the United States will face Amir “The Prince” Albazi, 25, of Sweden.

Torres is training out of Combat-Do in Court Cicero, Illinois, USA while Albazi is training out of London Shootfighters in London, England. Both fighters are making their Brave CF debuts at “Brave 22: Storm of Warriors.”

Bahrain, Finland, France, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines and Russia will also be represented at “Brave 22: Storm of Warriors.” Torres and Albazi are sole representatives of the U.S. and Sweden, respectively.

Blue Corner

Torres was one of the commentators at “Brave 18: Bahrain,” the first ever Brave CF event. He previously trained in Khalid Bin Hamad Al Khalifa Mixed Martial Arts (KHK MMA) in Manama, Bahrain.

Before joining Brave CF, Torres competed in Titan Fight Championship and the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He won one of this two UFC bouts.

Red Corner

Albazi was born in Baghdad, Iraq to a Kurdish family that fled to Kurdistan and Syria before settling in Sweden. Before joining Brave CF, the Iraqi-Swedish fighter competed in World Ultimate Full Contact, Scottish Fight Challenge, Ultimate Challenge MMA, Bitva Roku, Scandinavian Fight Nights, FightStar Championship and Bellator MMA.

Competing professionally since 2009The London Shootfighter athlete won both of his two Bellator MMA bouts. He is entering the cage at “Brave 22: Storm of Warriors” as an undefeated fighter.

Fight Results

Torres and Albazi will compete in the flyweight division at “Brave 22: Storm of Warriors.”

[Result to be added here]

Torres: 8-1

Albazi: 11-0


“Brave 22: Storm of Warriors” Main Event

In the main event of the evening, former Brave CF Featherweight Champion Elias “Smile” Boudegzdame, 25, of France will challenge reigning Brave CF Bantamweight Champion Stephen “The Sniper” Loman, 23, of the Philippines.

[Result to be added here]

“Brave 22: Storm of Warriors” Tickets

You can purchase your BRAVE 22: STORM OF WARRIORS tickets via SM Tickets. For more Brave Combat Federation updates, follow the promotion on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.


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