When Jose Torres won the Titan Fighting Championship bantamweight title earlier this year, “Shorty” became the first two-weight division title holder in Titan FC history.
Torres will defend the bantamweight title against Gleidson DeJesus in the main event of Titan FC 46 on Nov. 17 in Pembroke Pines, Fla., promotion COO Lex McMahon told MMA Fighting on Monday. Torres (5-0) was supposed to defend his flyweight title against Gustavo Eddy Balart on the card, but the matchup was “put on hold,” McMahon said, and Torres will put the bantamweight belt on the line instead.
“Shorty” won the bantamweight title from then champion Farkhad Sharipov via unanimous decision in May at Titan FC 44.
DeJesus (7-2) has won three in a row, most recently a first-round submission win over Chino Duran at Titan 45 in August. DeJesus, 25, fights out of American Top Team.
Also on the card, Michael Cora will face Isidro Rodriguez in a welterweight bout, Balart will take on Marcelo Castaneda at 125 pounds, Jorge Calvo meets Juan Puerta in a flyweight fight, McMahon said.
More contests will be announced shortly, he added. Titan FC will take place at Pembroke Pines City Center and air live on UFC Fight Pass.