UFC veteran Pedro Nobre will be headlining Titan Fighting Championships 43 this Saturday Night, where he faces flyweight champion Jose Torres. Nobre not only wants to leave with the championship, but wants to rekindle some old magic.
“Jose Torres is an excellent fighter,” he said to MMA Junkie. “I’ve watched several of his fights. He has no shortcomings as a professional. He only has three fights in Titan, but amateur MMA in the U.S. is the same as regular MMA (in Brazil). The only difference is that it’s only two rounds. … The most important thing for me, in this fight, is to show the Pedro Nobre of old. I’m aggressive. I’m looking to submit or knock out, and put on a show. And if I put on a show, consequently, the belt comes with that.”
Nobre was originally set to fight Torres at Titan FC 42, but an injury changed his plans.
“Unfortunately, when we were supposed to fight, on the Monday before, as soon as my visa was issued, I got hurt,” Nobre said. “It was a dumb mistake. While grappling lightly, I ended up twisting my knee and ankle. I strained my knee’s collateral ligament. And the ankle twist was worse than that. I had some bone damage. I wanted to fight regardless, but my team told me not to force it since I got hurt on a Monday and the weigh-ins were on Thursday. They decided to postpone the fight. If the injury had happened two weeks out, my team may have allowed me to fight. Ultimately, I don’t walk alone to the the cage. I am part of a team.”
Titan Fighting Championships 43 takes place on Saturday, January 21 from the Watsco Center in Coral Gables, Florida with Jose Torres and Pedro Nobre headlining.