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Women's Strawweight Division

"The Tiny Tornado"

Tecia Pennington

Women's Strawweight Division

13-7-0 (W-L-D)

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Victorias por nocaut

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Gana por Sumisión

Tecia Pennington

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

Ciudad natal
Fall River, Estados Unidos
Estilo de lucha
Kickboxer
Años
34
Alto
61.00
Peso
115.50
Debut del octágono
Dec. 12, 2014
Alcance
60.50
Alcance de la pierna
35.00
  • 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
     
  • Has won five of her last 11 and three of her last five
     
  • 11 wins by decision, one by submission (RNC), one by KO
     
  • Holds victories over Paige VanZant, Rose Namajunas and Felice Herrig

UFC on ESPN (5/11/24) Pennington lost a three round split decision to Tabatha Ricci 

UFC 273 (4/9/22) Torres lost a three round split decision to Mackenzie Dern

UFC 265 (8/7/21) 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

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