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Report: Tecia Torres takes on Marina Rodriguez at UFC Montevideo in August

Strawweights Tecia Torres and Marina Rodriguez are reportedly headed to Uruguay in August.

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Tecia Torres
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A pair of strawweights scrappers is reportedly headed to South America in August. According to a report by MMA DNA’s Marcel Dorff, Tecia Torres will take on the rising Marina Rodriguez at UFC Montevideo, in Uruguay.

In desperated need of a victory, Tecia Torres (10-4) was bested by Jessica Andrade, Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Weili Zhang in her last three outings, all by way of unanimous decision. In fact, the ‘Tiny Tornado’ hasn’t had her hand raised since a decision win over Michelle Waterson back in December 2017.

On the other hand, the undefeated Marina Rodriguez (11-0-1) will look for her second straight UFC win. After fighting Randa Markos to a majority draw in her debut, the 32-year-old followed that showing up with an unanimous decision win over Jessica Aguilar back in March.

Now, Torres is expected to take on Rodriguez at UFC on ESPN+ 14, in Montevideo, Uruguay, on August 10. So far, the UFC has not announced a headlined for the card.

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