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#7 Women's Strawweight Division

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"The Tiny Tornado"

Tecia Torres

Women's Strawweight Division

13-6-0 (W-L-D)

1

Wins by Knockout

1

Wins by Submission

Tecia Torres

athlete record

Event Results

Info

Learn more about Tecia Torres' UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Hometown
Fall River, United States
Trains at
Pound 4 Pound Fitness
Fighting style
Kickboxer
Age
32
Height
61.00
Weight
122.60
Octagon Debut
Dec. 12, 2014
Reach
60.50
Leg reach
35.00

Fighter Facts

  • Selected by Team Melendez on TUF 20 but was transferred to Team Pettis after an injury to Justine Kish
     
  • Had 7-0 amateur MMA record
     
  • Pro since 2012
     
  • 11 wins by decision, one by submission (RNC), one by KO
     
  • Holds victories over Paige VanZant, Rose Namajunas and Felice Herrig

 

UFC History 
UFC 273
(4/9/22) Torres lost a three round split decision to Mackenzie Dern 
UFC 265 (9/7/21) Torres won a three round unanimous decision over Angela Hill
UFC 256 (12/12/20) Torres defeated Sam Hughes via TKO (Doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of round one
UFC on ESPN (6/20/20) Torres won a three round unanimous decision over Brianna Van Buren
UFC Fight Night (8/10/19) Torres lost a three round unanimous decision to Marina Rodriguez
UFC 235 (3/2/19) Torres lost a three round unanimous decision to Weili Zhang
UFC on FOX (7/28/18) Torres lost a three round unanimous decision to Joanna Jedrzejczyk
UFC on FOX (2/24/18) Torres lost a three round unanimous decision to Jessica Andrade
UFC 218 (12/2/17) Torres won a three round unanimous decision over Michelle Waterson
TUF 25 Finale (7/7/17) Torres submitted Juliana Lima via rear naked choke at :53 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (2/4/17) Torres won a three round unanimous decision over Bec Rawlings
UFC on FOX (4/16/16) Torres lost a three round unanimous decision to Rose Namajunas
UFC 194 (12/12/15) Torres won a three round unanimous decision over Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger
UFC 188 (6/13/15) Torres won a three round unanimous decision over Angela Hill
TUF 20 Finale (12/12/14) Torres won a three round unanimous decision over Angela Magana

The Ultimate Fighter, Season 20
On episode 11 (Quarterfinals), Torres lost a two round decision to Carla Esparza
After an injury to Justine Kish, Torres was brought back to the competition, and on episode eight she won a two round decision over Bec Rawlings
On episode one, Torres lost a three round decision to Randa Markos

 

Q&A

When and why did you start training for fighting? I did karate from 5-17 then started kickboxing when I was 18. That eventually turned into BJJ, then MMA. Martial Arts has always been a passion of mine. It’s a way of discipline and respect. 
What ranks and titles have you held?
I am a black belt in Jhoon-Rhee Taekwondo. I'm currently a blue belt in BJJ. As an amateur fighter I was a four-time world kickboxing champ & three-time amateur MMA champion, eventually earning the #1 amateur spot before turning pro. 
Do you have any heroes? My mother - for her strength and never ending love. 
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? A childhood dream come true. 
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
I graduated at 20 years old in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts, double majoring in Criminal Justice and Sociology. 
What was your job before you started fighting?
I worked in customer care for a cruise line. 
Favorite grappling technique: Ground-and-Pound 
Favorite Striking technique:
Punches in bunches