Tecia Torres

The Tiny Tornado

USA

Out
Injury Undisclosed
Est. Return 10/9/2022
Indefinite medical suspension
StrawweightUFC
Out
April 13, 2022
Torres has been suspended indefinitely by the Florida State Boxing Commission following Saturday's loss to Mackenzie Dern, Steven Marrocco of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
While all fighters on the UFC 273 card received some type of medical suspension, mostly of the short-term variety, Torres was the only fighter to be suspended indefinitely. While there were no noticeable injuries in her loss to Dern, the suspension means Torres will likely have to get a physician's clearance for some type of issue -- not disclosed by the commission -- before booking another fight.
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Drops controversial split decision
StrawweightUFC
Out
April 9, 2022
Torres lost to Mackenzie Dern via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 28-29) at UFC 273 on Saturday in Jacksonville.
ANALYSIS
It was a fight Torres had to have in order to continue her rise at 115 pounds, and it's a fight she may have very well deserved to win, but the call didn't go her way. Dern easily won Round 2, while Tecia won Round 3, so it was the opening frame which decided the bout. In that five minutes, Torres held a 37-28 edge in total strikes landed, while Dern failed on her only takedown attempt. Tecia has a long history of beating up on lesser opponents and coming up short against better competition. Dern certainly isn't on the same level as some of the fighters Torres has faced in the past (Rose Namajunas, Weili Zhang, Joanna Jedrzejczyk), but she's miles better than the opponents Tecia had defeated during her recent three-fight win streak (Angela Hill, Sam Hughes, Brianna Van buren). Torres is still just 32 years, so there's time for her to rebound from this defeat, but this was unquestionably a major, major setback for "The Tiny Tornado".
Taking on Dern at UFC 273
StrawweightUFC
Out
January 12, 2022
Torres will square off against Mackenzie Dern in a strawweight bout at UFC 273 on April 9, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Torres will be in the Octagon for the first time since defeating Angela Hill for the second time back in early August. That was her third straight win after dropping her previous three. Dern is coming off a loss to Marina Rodriguez back in October.
Rolls past Angela Hill again
StrawweightUFC
Out
August 7, 2021
Torres defeated Angela Hill via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) at UFC 265 on Saturday in Houston.
ANALYSIS
Torres looked just as good, if not better, than she did in the first fight between the two back in June 2015. She won that won via unanimous decision also. Hill was a step behind in the striking game all night long, and Torres took full advantage. She wasn't worried about Hill's stopping power, so she could press forward when the opportunities presented themselves without fear of being damaged. Torres is undersized for the division at just 5-foot-1, and her grappling game isn't great, but she is unquestionably a high-level kickboxer. The soon-to-be 32-year-old has won three straight on the heels of a three-fight losing streak.
Taking on Angela Hill in August
StrawweightUFC
Out
June 14, 2021
Torres (12-5-0) agreed Monday to face Angela Hill (13-9-0) in a strawweight fight Aug. 7 at UFC 265, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA.nl reports.
ANALYSIS
Torres and Hill will be meeting for the second time in their careers after Torres claimed a unanimous-decision victory back in June 2015 at UFC 188. "The Tiny Tornado" went on to win in her next fight to open her MMA career with a 6-0-0 record, but she's proven more vulnerable in recent years. After losing four straight fights between 2018 and 2019, Torres picked up wins over Brianna Van Buren and Sam Hughes to restore some confidence. She'll look to maintain that momentum in August, when she'll be re-entering the Octagon for the first time in nearly eight months.
First knockout win of career
StrawweightUFC
Out
December 12, 2020
Torres defeated Sam Hughes via TKO (doctor's stoppage) at 5:00 of Round 1 at UFC 256 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
It took a late-notice opponent change, but Torres finally has the first knockout victory of her eight-plus year MMA career. Possessing an overwhelming speed advantage on the feet, Torres went about pounding Hughes with combination after unanswered combination. Hughes appeared to be in the fight following the end of Round 1, but she told her corner in between rounds that she couldn't see and that's all the cageside physician needs to halt the bout. As for Torres, she has now won back-to-back fights following a four-bout losing streak.