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MMA Fighter Joe Torrez


Kills One, Hospitalizes Another

1/6/2014 3:13 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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An MMA fighter from New Mexico is being hailed as a hero after fighting off 4 men who tried to break into his home ... killing one of the bad guys in the process.

According to police, the 4 men went looking for 27-year-old lightweight Joe Torrez on New Year's Day after an altercation on New Year's Eve.

When the men arrived to Joe's home, Torrez was inside with his fiancee, son and his fiancee’s sister.

According to cops, the guys tried to force their way inside the home ... so Torrez unleashed the fury.

Cops say ... someone in the house called 911 and when authorities arrived, they found one of the men suffering from multiple stab wounds to the torso and blunt force trauma to the head. The man died at the scene.

Another one of the bad guys was transported to a nearby hospital with "severe facial injuries."

The other 2 men arrested a short time later and all 3 survivors are facing a whole bunch of charges including aggravated burglary, conspiracy to commit aggravated battery and criminal damage to property.

FYI -- Torrez is a 155-pound lightweight fighter with a record of one win and five losses.

Officials say he could face criminal charges in the death of one of the invaders ... but so far, that has not happened.

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DJ Nichols    

Just signing in here!

290 days ago


Were they white guys ?

290 days ago


Well, he WINS when it counts! Good for him ... this is a great story!

290 days ago

Wow ...    

Good for him!

290 days ago


what in the hell were those idiots thinking???

290 days ago


what in the hell were those idiots thinking???

290 days ago


Where was the one win at his house

290 days ago

Pillsbury Pancakes    

There's a child inside the house they invaded with deadly force- i think they all deserved to die, and he let them off easy.

290 days ago


I've known Joe for years. He's a punk! He beats his family sucker punches people with bottles in bars and pulls guns on people for no reason. What the media failed to mention is that the intruder who was killed had already left the house and was stabbed multiple times in the street after he fell and was knocked out. Hero is one thing he def isn't!!!

290 days ago

Lil Wayne     

Face Charges?!?!? They broke inside his home, it's not his fault he's lethal with those hands.

290 days ago

Michael Plaster    

Jesus christ. 1 win and 4 losses? I hope the state fighting commission counts the home invasion as a win!

290 days ago

Lenard Butler    

Charges!?!?!? Thats Bull**** he was Protecting his Family. If it was a Cop that **** would be justified. Smh GTFOH!!!!

290 days ago


This is what people can expect when they try to force their way into someone's home. How stupid can those idiots be thinking they were going to break into an MMA fighter's home and not get their azz handed to them? I say more power to Mr. Torrez, and it would be a tragedy if the DA filed charges against him.

290 days ago


pretty sure the way the law works, the other guys who broke in should be charged with their friends murder. So this is probably bull****.

290 days ago


that makes no sense, even if he faced an altercation with these men earlier, they could have left it alone, breaking into a man's home, where his family is , he has a right to defend himself and those in the home, this is straight self-defense, no charges should be brought against him, because no one would be dead if they hadn't tried to break in in the first place, the fault lays with the intruders. case closed!

290 days ago
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