Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Tecia Torres in for Amanda Ribas on July 7 UFC show

Yesterday the Las Vegas Journal Review reported that Tecia Torres will replace Amanda Ribas and face Juliana Lima at the TUF 25 Finale July 7 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. This show will air on Fox Sports 1 in the US and TSN in Canada. Amanda was flagged for a USADA doping violation. She is suspended pending a hearing. This is the fourth straight time Juliana will face a late replacement. Tecia is pretty good for a late replacement. Tecia began her career with eight straight wins. But her lack of a ground game was exposed on TUF 20. She suffered her first official loss when Rose Namajunas exposed that flaw. She bounced back with a win over Bec Rawlings. At the same time, she was talking about retirement. She is now married to Raquel Pennington and they train together in Colorado. Tecia also has a criminology degree. I can see her winning if she can keep the fight standing and outpoint Juliana. On the other hand, if Juliana can take her down and sit on her, I can see her winning. That's how she won her last fight over JJ Aldrich. Both are points fighters so I don't see a finish. And I would not be surprised if Tecia retired if she lost.

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