Torres-Volkmann Added to UFC Fight Night 21

By Brian Knapp Feb 24, 2010
Brazilian prospect Ronys Torres will take on Jacob Volkmann in a lightweight duel at UFC Fight Night 21 on March 31 at the Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, N.C. Nine matches are now official for the event, which marks the promotion’s first stop in The Queen City in some 15 years.

Spawned by the revered Nova Uniao camp, Torres has secured 12 of his 14 career wins by knockout, technical knockout or submission. His unanimous decision loss to Melvin Guillard at UFC 109 spoiled his promotional debut and snapped the 24-year-old Brazilian’s eight-fight winning streak. A Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, Torres cut his teeth inside the Jungle Fight and Shooto circuits.

Volkmann, a Minnesota Martial Arts Academy product who runs his own chiropractic practice, remains winless in two appearances inside the Octagon. The 29-year-old Fergus Falls, Minn., native has not competed since he succumbed to a modified guillotine choke from Martin Kampmann at UFC 108 last month. More than half (six) of the former Victory Fighting Championship welterweight titleholder’s nine career wins have come by submission. Volkmann was a three-time collegiate All-American wrestler at the University of Minnesota.

A pivotal lightweight matchup between Kenny Florian and former Pride Fighting Championships titleholder Takanori Gomi will headline UFC Fight Night 21, along with a heavyweight showdown pairing “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 10 winner Roy Nelson with the 6-foot-11 Stefan Struve.
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