The only two mixed martial arts fighters under UFC’s official strawweight lineup who have managed to maintain undefeated records were Tecia Torres and Joanna Jedrzejczyk. It looks like these two will eventually go head to head, and it’s getting closer because of how Jedrzejczyk continues to beat her opponents left and right.
Jedrzejczyk, who has a record of 10-0 MMA and 4-0 UFC, will be going up against Valerie Letourneau in order to keep the belt. Letourneau, on the other hand, has a record of 8-3 MMA and 3-0 UFC. The fight will take place this coming November 14th in the UFC 193 event; it will be presented as the co-headliner fight of the night. Tecia Torres, who has a record of 6-0 MMA and 2-0 UFC, is scheduled to fight Michelle Waterson (13-4 MMA and 1-0 UFC) this coming December at the UFC 194 event.
If Tecia Torres and Jedrzejczyk will manage to win their respective MMA fights, the much-awaited fight between these two would eventually start to materialize.
In a recent interview, Tecia Torres admitted that vying for a chance to fight for the title (if she wins over Waterson) is not in her priority list right now but it would be very good for her resume if she will manage to beat the former Invicta FC champ.
“I think my title shot will come around in the future, but I’m taking my time with it. I want to grow, and I think I still have things to fix and grow before I fight her,” Torres said at MMAjunkie during a recent UFC Q & A event.
In the UFC, it’s not easy to get a chance to fight for the titles. This is why Tecia Torres wanted to make sure that she is fully prepared and ready when she gets her chance. This is completely understandable, considering that this kind of chance doesn’t come around that often. As for her current record, Torres has impressively won six straight fights but so far, none of those earned her a stoppage victory. She has managed to win over great fighters like Paige VanZant, Angela Hill, and Rose Namajunas.
There is a technique that Torres can use perfectly when she goes against Jedrzejczyk though. Torres has a background of grappling and wrestling that can be a great contrast to Jedrzejczyk’s fighting style. Jedrzejczyk is known to be a great striker and has managed to win over her previous opponents by stoppage after throwing powerful blows at them.
Even though this is the case, Tecia Torres said that she is not intimidated by Jedrzejczyk and she believes that the MMA champ can be beaten.
“I’m a fan of the sport, so I’m definitely a fan of ‘Joanna Champion’ and her skills, but on the other hand, it is realistic that one day I could be fighting her. I think she’s great, and she’ll be champion for a while, but I don’t think she’s (unbeatable),” she said.