Las Vegas, NV – Making his UFC debut this weekend at UFC Vegas 54 inside the UFC APEX is featherweight Manuel “El Loco” Torres who faces Frank Camacho on the main card this Saturday night.
“I’m really excited to be part of the biggest promotion in the world, and it’s still like a dream to me,” Torres told reporters through a translator on Wednesday.
Torres is coming off a TKO win over Kolton Englund on Dana White’s Contender Series back in Oct. 2021. He will be making his debut in the same building he earned a UFC contract in.
“It is exciting to fight here again to come back since Contender Series, but obviously I would love to fight in front of a packed arena soon,” Torres said.
With the long lay-off since his DWCS bout Torres used the time to improve and prepare for his UFC debut.
“It was plenty of work. We practically been in camp for 7 months so I feel prepared for this moment,” said Torres.
To get such a tough first fight against a UFC veteran in Camacho would seem like a tall task for any debutant. Torres is more excited than anything to face a fighter who likes wars.
“I think he’s a tough opponent. I know he has a lot of experience, and he it’s really exciting to fight someone like him in my debut. I love exchanges. I’d love to be in a war with him,” Torres said.
Regardless of opponent Torres is coming into UFC Vegas 54 to get the knockout.
“I always respect my opponents, but I’m here to knockout people. That’s what I like, that’s what I love. I love to knockout my opponents,” said Torres.
Come Saturday night it’s about a dream and the goal of getting the win in his first UFC bout.
“I’ve been thinking about this for a while now, and only thing I can see is me winning and having a victory on Saturday.”
Watch the full UFC Vegas 54 Media Day appearance by Manuel Torres above. More coverage from the event can be found at CagesidePress.com