Frank Camacho vs. Manuel Torres Joins May 14 UFC Fight Night

Manuel Torres, Contender Series
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 26: (L-R) Manuel Torres punches Kolton Englund in a lightweight fight during Dana White's Contender Series season 5, week 9 at UFC APEX on October 26, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

The UFC’s May 14, 2022 Fight Night card is slowly taking shape, with Frank Camacho (22-9) facing Contender Series winner Manuel Torres (12-2) at the event.

Torres confirmed the booking on social media Tuesday, following an initial report by ESPN Deportes’ CC Legaspi. Guam’s Camacho also spoke to the Pacific Daily News about the fight.

“I was supposed to fight in 2020, tested positive for COVID, fight got scratched, such a bummer. And then last year June, supposed to fight again, the week of, got into a car wreck on the freeway in the states and was going through rehab the rest of the year,” he said. “I finally got cleared in October of last year and I’ve been training since. And finally, I’m so stoked to get on a card, and I have a dancing partner.”

It’s been, as Camacho noted, a roller coaster of a few years for “The Crank.” Prior to his time on the sidelines, he’d posted a 2-5 record inside the octagon. But three of those fights, consecutively no less, resulted in Fight of the Night bonuses.

In May, however, Camacho will attempt to bounce back from two straight losses to Justin Jaynes and Beneil Dariush.

Manuel Torres will be making his promotional debut on the strength of a three-fight win streak. He defeated Kolton England on Dana White’s Contender Series to make the UFC.

Thus far, no venue, location, or broadcast plan has been revealed for the UFC’s May 14, 2022 event. Currently expected for the card are the following match-ups:

  • Lauren Murphy vs. Miesha Tate
  • Viviane Araújo vs. Andrea Lee
  • Frank Camacho vs. Manuel Torres
  • Daniel Pineda vs. Jamall Emmers