A storm is coming to Mexico City – specifically a tornado.
The UFC brass announced that Tecia “The Tiny Tornado” Torres, who is 5-0, will take on fellow undefeated prospect Angela “Overkill” Hill June 13 at UFC 188.
The two competitors were briefly teammates on “The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will be Crowned” on Team Melendez until Torres switched over to Team Pettis to replace an injured Justine Kish in the tournament. Although they lost in the tournament, both fighters were successful in their octagon debuts at the “TUF 20” finale. Hill defeated Emily Kagan while Torres picked up a win over Angela Magana.
Although Hill is only 2-0, she brings an interesting challenge to Torres. She comes into the fight with an impressive Muay Thai background. The Tornado is no stranger to opponents with good kickboxing backgrounds – she beat Muay Thai champion and MMA veteran Felice Herrig at Invicta FC 7.
The interesting thing about Hill is that she’s beaten opponents with more experience. In her MMA debut she defeated Stephanie Skinner who already had six fights under her belt. At the “TUF 20” finale she fought Kagan, who had nine bouts on her record.
While Herrig is a good technical striker, Hill has a killer instinct on top of her Brooklyn swagger and a desire to make it to the top.
Yet Torres also displays similar qualities. She also likes to scrap and has an ever-improving ground game.
Torres vs. Hill is a nice addition to UFC 188, which has the Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum heavyweight title unification bout as the main event and Eddie Alvarez vs. Gilbert Melendez as the co-headliner.