Jose ‘Shorty’ Torres, a Titan FC 2-division champion, came into his UFC debut with a good amount of hype behind him tonight in Utica.
On just 10 days notice, Torres answered the call to fill in for an injured Hector Sandoval to face a dangerous wrestler in Jarred Brooks to kick off UFC Fight Night 131. Despite entering the fight as the favorite, Torres faced some adversity early.
While Torres was able to stuff Brooks’ first takedown attempt, he’d eat a vicious spinning back first from his opponent early. It was the second spinning attack of many thrown by Brooks in the fight — the first one came from the right and landed partially, the second came from the left and landed flush — that would cause some early trouble for the debuting Torres.
Torres was able to survive the first round, but it was Brooks who came out the fresher of the two fighters. That said, Brooks began going to the well far too often with his spinning attacks. Torres was wise too it on the fourth attempt and started to make some adjustments. Then the finishing sequence came.
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Brooks went for a thunderous slam on Torres and executed it too perfection. Unfortunately for him, he knocked himself out in the process. Torres sealed the deal with some strikes on his unconscious opponent.
Our very own Frank Anguiano was quick to point out that the finish very much resembled a variation of the pro wrestling move known as the Canadian Destroyer.
I'm calling it. I don't care. Torres by Canadian Destroyer!!! That's got to be one of the craziest finishes in UFC History! #UFCUtica
— FightFanaticFrank (@FightFanaticPod) June 1, 2018
Final Result: Jose Torres (8-0) defeats Jarred Brooks (13-2) via TKO (botched slam + punches) – Round 2, 2:55