Tecia Torres - Official UFC® Fighter Profile
Tecia
Torres
9-1-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #5 Women Strawweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Performance of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 6 fights.
Record: 9-1-0
Summary: Fast and explosive striker, very athletic

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Tiny Tornado
From: Fall River, Massachusetts United States
Fights Out Of: Coconut Creek, Florida United States
Age: 28
Height: 5' 1" ( 154 cm )
Weight: 115 lb ( 52 kg )
Reach 60"
Leg Reach 35"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
742
49% Successful
362
Types of Successful Strikes
0
362
84% Standing
12%
304
45
13
Striking Defense
72
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
27
15% Successful
4
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
1
9
0
Takedown Defense
69
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
UPCOMING
Tecia Torres
UFC 218: Holloway vs. Edgar
Dec 2, 2017
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Win
Tecia Torres
Jul 7, 2017
15
6
0
1
1
0
1
0
R2 Submission
Performance of the Night
Win
Tecia Torres
Feb 4, 2017
81
37
1
1
0
0
2
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Tecia Torres
Apr 16, 2016
46
61
2
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Tecia Torres
Dec 12, 2015
77
29
0
0
0
0
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Tecia Torres
Jun 13, 2015
32
27
2
0
0
0
4
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Tecia Torres
Dec 12, 2014
96
37
1
0
0
0
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous

Biography

TRAINING: A typical day of training usually begins at 10am with a hard wrestling practice or sparring session. Midday, I rest up and get in my homework assignments for graduate school. Around 4/5pm I'm back at the gym for a BJJ drilling or technical session. By 7pm I'm on campus at school until 10pm. Bed and get up to do it again.

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 

• 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

• 8 wins by decision, 1 by submission

• Holds victories over Paige VanZant, Rose Namajunas, Juliana Lima and Felice Herrig

Career

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