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Tecia Torres vs Jessica Andrade official for UFC on Fox 28 in Orlando

Tecia Torres vs. Jessica Andrade official for UFC on Fox 28 Orlando. The card will take place on February 24th at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.

Two of the best strawweights in the world will be facing off near the happiest place on earth. The UFC will be heading back to Orlando, FL for the third time since 2014. It was announced Thursday via The Orlando Sentinel, No. 5 ranked Tecia Torres will be facing off against No. 3 ranked Jessica Andrade at the Amway Center on February 24th.

Many believed that Tecia Torres (10-1) solidified a title shot against newly crowned Rose Namajunas with her most recent and dominant win over Michelle Waterson at UFC 218. Torres is currently on a three-fight win streak and holds a win over the champion Namajunas. Torres, who was a former cast member of The Ultimate Fighter 20 alongside Namajunas, has proven herself one of the best at 115 pounds. With a win and a loss to the champ, it was rumored that the third fight between these two would be imminent.

Andrade (17-6) bounced back from her loss to former champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk with a win over title contender Claudia Gadelha in September. This fight with Torres could be setting up the next contender for the new champion Namajunas.

With this fight between Torres and Andrade being scheduled for late February, that raises the question about a possible rematch between Joanna Jędrzejczyk and Rose Namajunas for the Spring. Jędrzejczyk stated recently that she would be fighting for a title match her next time out. Jędrzejczyk lost her belt to Namajunas at UFC 217 in New York City on November 4th. There is no official word on the status of that fight to date.

UFC on Fox 28 currently has four fight announced for the card:

  • Tecia Torres vs. Jessica Andrade
  • Ben Saunders vs. Alan Jouban
  • Gilbert Burns vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier
  • Jake Collier vs. Marcin Prachnio