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Tecia Torres replaces Amanda Ribas, fights Juliana Lima at TUF 25 Finale on July 7

UFC 194: Torres vs. Jones-Lybarger Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is sending Tecia Torres to The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 25 Finale, according to Las Vegas Review-Journal, scheduled for Fri., July 7, 2017 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

That’s because strawweight newcomer Amanda Ribas was flagged for a potential doping violation and yanked from her 115-pound showdown against Juliana Lima, who now battles “Tiny Tornado” on the FOX Sports 1 telecast.

Torres (8-1) knows a thing or two about TUF, having cut her teeth on season 20 of the combat sports reality show. Upon graduation, the former Invicta standout racked up a 4-1 record in UFC, including last February’s unanimous decision win over Bec Rawlings.

Lima (9-3), meanwhile, crossed over to UFC in July 2014 after getting her start on the Brazilian circuit. “Ju Thai” is 3-2 during that stint and was last seen capturing a unanimous decision win over J.J. Aldrich.

TUF 25 Finale will be headlined by the intriguing lightweight showdown pitting top-ranked striker Michael Johnson against the debuting Justin Gaethje. Elsewhere on the card, Gray Maynard returns to collide with Teruto Ishihara.

For the latest TUF 25 Finale fight card and rumors click here.

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