Sunday, December 13, 2015

Big Bad Blog Video Theater-Tecia Torres vs Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger

Here's the match video of Tecia Torres vs Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger from last night's UFC show in Las Vegas. It aired on the prelims on Fox Sports 1 and TSN. Jocelyn was a late replacement for an injured Michelle Waterson. The fight went pretty much as expected. Jocelyn is much bigger than Tecia but I didn't think she would be able to handle Tecia's quickness. Tecia's big weakness is her lack of ground skills. But Jocelyn isn't very good on the ground either. Tecia did what she does in all her fights. She darts in and out and lands enough punches to win the fight. Jocelyn tried to clinch with her on the fence to see if she could overpower Tecia. But Tecia was much stronger than Jocelyn. And Jocelyn needed to be more active. It's not that her punches were ineffective. She just didn't throw enough of them. She couldn't keep up with Tecia. Tecia picked up the pace in round three but she rarely finishes fights. She's a points fighter. As we saw on TUF, she has flaws. But Jocelyn was not going to be able to exploit those flaws. You get what you get with a late replacement. After the fight, the talk was that Rose Namajunas will be the likely next opponent for Tecia. Tecia beat Rose in Invicta a couple of years ago. At some point, I expect Tecia's one dimensional point fighting style to catch up to her. Maybe that will happen if she faces Rose. Enjoy the video.

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