A strawweight rematch is headed for the UFC’s final pay-per-view of 2020.
MMA Junkie reported that a bout between Angela Hill and Tecia Torres is on tap for UFC 256 on December 12th in Las Vegas. Torres defeated Hill by unanimous decision when the two first fought at UFC 188. Current rankings have Torres at #11 and Hill at #13.
Hill (12-9) is a bit unlucky to be entering this on a two-fight losing streak, as a case could be made for her to have gotten the nod against at least one of Claudia Gadelha or Michelle Waterson. The latter served as a late notice five-round headliner last month and deservedly took Fight of the Night honors.
Torres (11-5) perhaps saved her UFC career with a dominant decision win over Briana Van Buren at UFC Vegas 3 in June. “The Tiny Tornado” snapped a four-fight losing streak that admittedly featured former champs Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Jessica Andrade, as well as current champion Zhang Weili.
UFC 256 features a women’s featherweight championship main event between two-division titlist Amanda Nunes and Megan Anderson. The co-main event pits men’s bantamweight champ Petr Yan against Aljamain Sterling. The night’s main card airs live on pay-per-view with prelims split between ESPN and ESPN+.
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