UFC newcomer Ronnys Torres (14-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who was scheduled to meet Melvin Guillard (21-7-2 MMA, 4-3 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 18, has been forced off the card due to a knee injury and pending surgery.
An American-based representative for the Nova Uniao team member today told MMAjunkie.com that the injury, suffered during a recent training session, is expected to sideline the fighter for up to six months.
Torres tore ligaments in his right knee. Surgery is expected to take place in the next week or two.
Prior to signing with the UFC, Torres amassed a current eight-fight win streak in his native Brazil. The submission specialist has posted 12 stoppages in his 14 career wins; seven have come via submission.