As Invicta FC prepares to crown its first strawweight champion at tomorrow’s event, there is one fighter in the 115-pound weight class who has a chance to make her make her case for a title shot against the winner of the Carla Esparza vs. Bec Hyatt title match.
Tecia “The Tiny Tornado” Torres faces Paige VanZant at Invcita FC 4. Although VanZant has one more professional fight than Torres, the Tiny Tonado comes from an extensive Muay Thai background. She made her pro debut at Invicta’s last event, defeating Kaiyana Rain by decision.
Torres comes into Invicta FC 4 as a quiet contender, fighting on the show’s undercard. While the focus has seemingly been around Esparza, who was supposed to face Claudia Gadelha until Gadelha was injured, Hyatt and her original Joanne Calderwood, Torres has been training extensively for the fight and getting ready for VanZant.
If Torres can finish VanZant, or put on a dominating performance similar to Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos, she would surely ensure her place on Invicta’s main card and may even get a title shot. At the very least she would get the opportunity to fight a top strawweight like Calderwood, who also might be in line for a championship match in the future if she wins her fight against Livia Von Plettenberg.
I would be all for a match between Torres and Calderwood as both fighters have the Muay Thai experience to make a fight an excellent stand-up battle.
With her years in martial arts, Torres has a bright future ahead of her and tomorrow night is just another stepping stone.
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