A women’s strawweight bout between Tecia Torres and Brianna Van Buren is the latest addition to UFC’s June 20 event.
“I’m fighting Tecia Torres June 20,” Van Buren wrote on her Twitter account.
I’m fighting Tecia Torres June 20 🎉
— BriannaTheBull (@briannathebull) May 22, 2020
Torres enters the bout coming off a rough patch in her career. She suffered four-straight unanimous decision losses to Jassica Andrade, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Weili Zhang and Marina Rodriguez.
Her last victory is a unanimous decision win against Michelle Waterson at UFC 218 in December 2018. “The Tiny Tornado” is an 11-time octagon veteran, who was featured on “The Ultimate Fighter” season 20.
Torres went 6-1 in her first seven fights after the show.
Van Buren is much earlier into her UFC career. She made her UFC debut at UFC on ESPN+ 13 in July 2019, defeating Livia Renata Souza by unanimous decision.
“The Bull: won the inaugural Invicta FC Phoenix Rising tournament, beating Juliana Lima, Kailin Curran and Manjit Kolekar.
Torres and Van Buren is one of four female fights on the June 20 card. Roxanne Modaferri vs Lauren Murphy, Cortney Casey vs. Gillian Robertson and Raquel Pennington vs. Marion Reneau are all included in the event.
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