Miguel Torres will take part in Legacy FC’s first kickboxing event. | Keith Mills/Sherdog.com
Legacy Fighting Championship has added UFC, WEC and WSOF veteran Miguel Torres to its kickboxing roster.
The Texas-based promotion announced the signing on Friday. Torres will square off with Legacy FC talent Angel Huerta on Jan. 16 at the Bayou Music Center in Houston. Legacy FC’s inaugural kickboxing card also includes a bout pitting UFC and Glory talent Pat Barry against Demoreo Dennis as well as a women’s 135-pound clash between Valentina Schevchenko and Lindsay Haycraft. The event will air on AXS-TV.
The former WEC 135-pound ruler, Torres is 43-7 as a mixed martial artist. He is 3-0 in 2014, most recently capturing a split decision against Takahiro Ashida at Rebel Fighting Championship 2 “Battle Royale” on Aug. 1. The 33-year-old was supposed to compete at a Glory kickboxing event in June but had to withdraw due to injury.
Huerta, meanwhile, has competed six times inside the Legacy cage, posting a 4-2 record. The Milennium Martial Arts representative is 6-3 in MMA overall, falling to Xavier Siller via submission in his last outing on Sept. 6.