Desmond “The Tyrant” Torres (7-1) can collect his fourth
straight submission victory on week nine of Dana White’s Contender Series. Born in Wahiawa, Hawaii then growing up
across the country in Virginia, Torres took to Jiu-Jitsu in elementary
school. He gained his interest in
martial arts from his Dad who regularly popped in Pride videos into the old
Desmond then joined wrestling, where he shined and gained
his intriguing nickname. Torres states
he developed a competitive mean streak while on the mat while learning about
tyrannical leaders in history class. His
friends made the connection, started chanting it during his matches and it
stuck ever since.
Now fighting out of Irvine, California with the ever reputable Team Oyama, Torres has taken his all-around background and applies it now full-time to MMA. “The Tyrant” is currently on a five-fight win streak with four submissions, earning him a chance on The Contender Series this Tuesday. He faces Steve Garcia Jr. (9-3) on August 20th, 2019 in Las Vegas on ESPN+.
Desmond “The Tyrant” Torres | 7-1 | 5’7 135 lbs. | Age 23 | Reach 70” | Orthodox Stance | Fighting Out of Irvine, California
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