A women’s strawweight division affair has been added to the forthcoming UFC 218 card as #5 Tecia Torres is in action against #6 Michelle Waterson.
ESPN first reported the fight.
Torres (9-1-0) has won five of six fights thus far under the UFC banner and she enters this fight while riding a two bout winning streak. Torres earned the first finish of her professional MMA career at the UFC Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale when she submitted Juliana Lima with a rear naked choke. Torres also competed on the UFC Ultimate Fighter 20, losing to eventual winner Carla Esparza by majority decision.
Waterson (14-5-0) is looking to rebound from her first loss in UFC competition, which came to Rose Namajunas at UFC On Fox 24. Waterson has already earned two wins thus far in her UFC run, coming over Angela Magana and Paige VanZant. Waterson is also a former Invicta FC Atomweight Champion, defeating Jessica Penne to win the title at Invicta FC 5.
UFC 218 takes place on Saturday, December 2 from the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan with Max Holloway and Frankie Edgar headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.