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Justin Torrey
Born January 3, 1983(1983-01-03) (age 36)[1]
Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
Nationality American
Occupation U.S. Marine (formerly)
Years active 2003–2004, 2007–2010, 2013–present
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)

Justin Torrey (born January 3, 1983) is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the Middleweight division of the World Series of Fighting. A professional competitor since 2003, he has formerly competed for Bellator.

BackgroundEdit

Torrey has served as a U.S. Marine in Iraq.[2][3]

Torrey also suffered a car accident, which has kept him away from mixed martial arts for a long period between 2010 and 2013.[4]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Torrey started his professional career in 2003. He fought only for Massachusetts-based organization Mass Destruction, amassing a record of three victories and no losses.

Extreme Fighting InternationalEdit

After years absent from mixed martial arts, Torrey fought against Elias Rivera on April 14, 2007 at EFI: Uprising. He defeated Rivera via knockout in the first round.

Torrey next faced Alexandre Moreno on August 25, 2008 at EFI: International Beatdown for the middleweight title. He won via TKO in the first round and became the EFI middleweight champion.[3][5]

Bellator Fighting ChampionshipsEdit

Torrey made his promotional debut against Matt Makowski on June 12, 2009 at Bellator 11. He won via unanimous decision.[2][6]

Torrey faced Lance Everson on May 6, 2010 at Bellator 17. He won via TKO in round two.[7]

Torrey was expected to face Andreas Spång in the quarterfinal match of Bellator season nine middleweight tournament on September 7, 2013 at Bellator 98. However, Spång had to pull out due to undisclosed reasons and Torrey instead faced Brennan Ward at the same event.[8] Torrey had his first career's defeat via TKO in the second round.[9]

Torrey was released from Bellator on August 25, 2014.[10]

World Series of FightingEdit

Torrey made his debut for the World Series of Fighting promotion on October 17, 2015 at WSOF 24. He faced Rex Harris and lost the bout via split decision.

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

  • Extreme Fighting International
    • EFI middleweight title (one time)[5]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 7–2 Rex Harris Decision (split) WSOF 24 October 17, 2015 3 5:00 Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States
Loss 7–1 Brennan Ward TKO (punches) Bellator 98 September 7, 2013 2 3:28 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States Bellator Season Nine Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinal.
Win 7–0 Lance Everson TKO (punches) Bellator 17 May 6, 2010 2 3:55 Boston, Massachusetts, United States 187 lb Catchweight bout; Everson missed weight.[11]
Win 6–0 Matt Makowski Decision (unanimous) Bellator 11 June 12, 2009 3 5:00 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States Welterweight bout.[12]
Win 5–0 Alexandre Moreno TKO (punches) EFI: International Beatdown August 25, 2008 1 4:34 Springfield, Massachusetts, United States Won EFI Middleweight Championship.
Win 4–0 Elias Rivera KO (punch) EFI: Uprising April 14, 2007 1 N/A Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
Win 3–0 Louis Hicks TKO (punches) Mass Destruction 17 August 28, 2004 2 N/A Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Win 2–0 Mat Santos TKO (punches) Mass Destruction 15 February 21, 2004 1 3:37 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Win 1–0 Brian Knoth KO (punches) Mass Destruction 14 December 13, 2003 1 N/A Taunton, Massachusetts, United States

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Justin Torrey's profile". Tapology.com. http://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/justin-torrey. Retrieved January 5, 2014. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Jason Remillard (June 17, 2009). "Justin Torrey of Springfield raises his profile in mixed martial arts with a decision over Matt Makowski at Mohegan Sun". Masslive.com. http://www.masslive.com/sports/index.ssf/2009/06/justin_torrey_of_springfield_r.html. Retrieved January 5, 2014. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Natasha Clark. "From battalion to battle ring". Thereminder.com. http://www.thereminder.com/features/page2feature/frombattaliontobat. Retrieved January 5, 2014. 
  4. Mookie Alexander (September 6, 2013). "Bellator 98: Shlemenko vs. Cooper preview, plus Joe Warren, middleweight tournament quarterfinals". Bloodyelbow.com. http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2013/9/6/4698614/bellator-98-shlemenko-vs-cooper-preview-joe-warren-middleweight-tournament-quarterfinals. Retrieved January 5, 2014. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Internation [sic] Beatdown 8/25/08 official results". Mixedmartialarts.com. http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/mma.cfm?go=stats.fightCard&eid=EAAC96CA-33E7-4595-853A-02662832E2CA#fight_112437. Retrieved January 5, 2014. 
  6. Jack Encarnacao (June 13, 2009). "Good blasts de la Cruz, takes Bellator welterweight tourney". Sherdog.com. http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Good-Blasts-De-La-Cruz-Takes-Bellator-Welterweight-Tourney-17953. Retrieved January 5, 2014. 
  7. Jesse Holland (May 6, 2010). "Bellator 17 results and live fight coverage tonight (May 6) from Boston". MMAmania.com. http://www.mmamania.com/2010/5/6/1461391/bellator-17-results-and-live-fight. Retrieved January 5, 2014. 
  8. Staff (September 6, 2013). "Andreas Spång ruled out of Bellator 98, Justin Torrey meets Brennan Ward". MMAjunkie.com. Archived from the original on November 9, 2013. https://web.archive.org/web/20131109161543/http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2013/09/andreas-spang-ruled-out-of-bellator-98-justin-torrey-meets-brennan-ward. Retrieved January 5, 2014. 
  9. Staff (September 7, 2013). "Bellator 98 results: Shlemenko retains title in slugfest with Cooper". MMAjunkie.com. Archived from the original on September 10, 2013. https://web.archive.org/web/20130910031355/http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2013/09/bellator-98-live-results. Retrieved January 5, 2014. 
  10. "Bellator releases Attila Vegh, Shahbulat Shamhalaev and eleven other fighters". mmafighting.com. August 25, 2014. http://www.mmafighting.com/2014/8/25/6067857/bellator-releases-attila-vegh-shahbulat-shamhalaev-and-eleven-other. 
  11. "Bellator 17: Justin Torrey vs. Lance Everson". Tapology.com. http://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/bouts/bellator-17-justin-torrey-vs-lance-everson. Retrieved January 5, 2014. 
  12. "Bellator 11: Justin Torrey vs. Matt Makowski". Tapology.com. http://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/bouts/40-bellator-11-justin-torrey-vs-matt-weapon-x-makowski. Retrieved January 5, 2014. 

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