Tecia Torres returns to action in just a few days in the co-main event of UFC On Fox 28, where she battles Jessica Andrade.
The female fighting star is engaged to another UFC star in Raquel Pennington and Torres believes they both can hold gold in 2018.
“Yeah I definitely entertain [the idea of those two belts] a little bit, in the back of my mind, but I’m always just focused on my current opponent and my current opponent is not the champion. It is Jessica Andrade, so I’ll go from there. But Raquel has been in the sport for a while, she got in the UFC with the 135lb division and I think her time is coming too. Hopefully it comes this year. Hopefully she gets a title shot and if and when she does, I’ll be right there cheering her,” says Torres to Bloody Elbow.
Pennington has been out of action herself since defeating Miesha Tate at UFC 205, but is rumored to be challenging UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes for the title at UFC 224.
Torres even says that her upcoming bout with Andrade is the real main event of UFC On Fox 28.
“[It’s] the ‘People’s Main Event’,” said Torres. “I think we should have probably gotten that main event spot, especially with me being a south Florida resident for so long. And just this being — I know nobody’s told me this — but I see this as a title eliminator fight. But yeah, I think it’s going to be a great scrap, we’re both coming in there hungry to win because we know what’s at stake.”
UFC On Fox 28 takes place on Saturday, February 24 from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida with Josh Emmett and Jeremy Stephens headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on Fox.