Tecia Torres returned after a near one year layoff at UFC Fight night 104, where she defeated Bec Rawlings by unanimous decision. Torres, who is ranked #6 in the UFC Women’s Strawweight Division, now wants a top 10 opponent for her next bout in the Octagon.
“I think I showed that I’m still in the upper echelon,” Torres said to MMA Junkie. “And I think it was a good fight to come back on after 10 months (out of the cage), to get that dust off. And now my next fight will probably be a top-10 opponent, I’m assuming, and I’ll be even more prepared.”
Torres had fought Rawlings once before, an exhibition fight on the UFC Ultimate Fighter 20, Torres won that bout as well. The strawweight is also looking to finish up her Master’s Degree by May, but that won’t stop Torres from competing down the line.
“I’m going to get my master’s degree in May,” Torres said. “I graduated with my master’s in criminology. I’d like to go into the field of government one day. Right now my focus is fighting and finishing school, but my ultimate dream job would be something like (intelligence) analyst or something like that. If I could do both I’d like to, but I think I want to stick with fighting and focus on that for a while. I want to start a family too. There are a lot of things that I want to do. We’ll see how this goes. Tonight went well. I look forward to my next fight and being able to focus on that.”
Torres has only suffered a single defeat under the UFC banner, that loss came to Rose Namajunas at UFC On Fox 19.