A strawweight showdown pitting Michelle Waterson against Tecia Torres has been added to the UFC 218 lineup.
Promotion officials announced the pairing on Tuesday. UFC 218 takes place at Little Casears Arena in Detroit on Dec. 2 and is headlined by a featherweight championship tilt between Max Holloway and Frankie Edgar.
After scoring victories over Angela Magana and Paige VanZant in her first two Octagon appearances, Waterson suffered a second-round submission defeat to current No. 1 contender Rose Namajunas in her most recent outing at UFC on Fox 24. The Jackson-Wink MMA product is 14-5 over the course a pro career that including an atomweight championship stint in Invicta FC.
Torres, meanwhile, has been victorious in five of her six promotional appearances and is 9-1 as a professional overall. “The Tiny Tornado” is coming off a second-round submission of Juliana Lima at “The Ultimate Fighter 25” finale on July 7 – the first finish of her career.