The bout is expected to serve as the evening's co-main event and
takes place at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
The show will be headlined by a heavyweight confrontation between
UFC kingpin Andrei
Arlovski and ex-
IFL and Strikeforce
A 45-fight veteran, Torres, 31, recently received his UFC release
on the heels of a first-round knockout defeat to rising talent
McDonald at UFC 145. Torres began his career 37-1, capturing
the WEC bantamweight title in 2008 before relinquishing the strap
in his fourth title defense. That 2009 setback against Brian
Bowles signaled the beginning of a 3-4 stretch for the Hoosier,
who posted a 2-2 record during his time with the UFC.
Moraes, 24, recently completed a two-fight stint with the
Florida-based Xtreme Fighting Championships, outpointing Bellator
and WEC vet Chris
Manuel before knocking out Jarod Card four months later in his
most recent in-cage appearance. The Floridian owns six of his eight
career victories by either knockout or submission and has gone the
distance just twice during his five years as a pro.