Come August 12th in Bogota, Colombia, an intense showdown is set to unfold between Jose 'Shorty' Torres and Nkosi Ndebele as they vie for the prestigious title of BRAVE bantamweight champion.
The coveted honor of being crowned the ruler of the 135-pound division is earned through sheer dedication, not bestowed lightly.
These two warriors have poured their essence into the realm of mixed martial arts, a journey of sweat, sacrifice, and determination. As the global audience watches closely, they strive to ascend the pinnacle of accomplishment.
Torres remains undefeated within the BRAVE promotion, boasting an impressive record of three victories and a draw. Conversely, Ndebele embarked on his BRAVE journey and has crafted a commendable 6-1 record. Together, they stand as stalwart pillars, contributing significantly to the sport's evolution over the past half-decade.
In anticipation of the impending clash, both contenders have shared their perspectives, providing insights into the impending collision that promises to ignite the Colombian capital with electric energy.
Here is what the fighters had to say.
Torres: "I'm not here to win, I'm here to dominate. This is a time where I need to let my ego show that I was a two-time world champ at IMMAF, that I should have won this belt years ago. At a different weight class, I will show that I am one of the best in the world, and I'm going to do that." "I can't be nice and merciful. I can be nice at interviews, I can do this peacefully. But, once I get in there, it's 100% business. It's a very rough business and I'll show that."
Ndebele: "I'm very, very excited. As much as people say he's done this, I'm putting that all away. Right now is my time and my era has begun. No one is going to stop me, and no one is going to stand in my way. So, if it has to happen that we fight each other, we're going to fight each other. He's a cool guy from what I've seen, but, this is the future that will become the present."
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