Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 115-pound contender Tecia Torres is back in business.
Not long after losing Michelle Waterson to injury (details), the promotion has tapped Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) strawweight champion Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger to step in on short notice at the upcoming UFC 194 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Dec. 12, 2015, scheduled for MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
"I think it’s going to be a great fight and a stand-up battle for sure," Jones-Lybarger told UFC.com. "I’m excited to make my UFC debut against somebody like her. I have a lot of respect for her in and out of the cage."
Jones-Lybarger (6-1) is fresh off a unanimous decision win over Zoila Frausto at RFA 31 last month in "Sin City." Torres (6-0), meanwhile, was last seen outpointing Angela Hill at UFC 188 back in June.
UFC 194 will feature the featherweight title unification bout between reigning champion Jose Aldo and interim titleholder Conor McGregor. Elsewhere on the card, middleweight contenders Ronaldo Souza and Yoel Romero hook 'em up for a crack at the winner of Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold, who also compete on Dec. 12.
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