UFC’s Tecia Torres pregnant, career on hold as she expects baby with Raquel Pennington

UFC strawweight contender Tecia Torres will be away from the octagon for a while.

Torres, along with wife and former UFC title challenger Raquel Pennington, announced Thursday that she’s pregnant with the couple’s first baby due in June 2023.

“We have a little extra to be thankful for this year,” Torres wrote on Instagram. “Happy Thanksgiving from our growing family to yours. …

“We are beyond excited and feel incredibly blessed. Mommies love you so much sweet baby, and we can’t wait for this life with you.”


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Torres (13-6 MMA, 9-6 UFC) told MMA Junkie that her fighting career is only on hold. She plans to compete again in 2024.

The 33-year-old last competed in April when he lost a split decision to Mackenzie Dern at UFC 273. Prior to that, Torres was on a three-fight winning streak, defeating Sam Hughes and former Invicta FC champions Angela Hill and Brianna Van Buren.

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie