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12. Tecia Torres Vs. Mizuki Inoue - UFC On ESPN 8
UFC strawweights, Tecia Torres and Mizuki Inoue, are two fighters who were tipped for big things during the early part of their careers, but have had some bumps in the road to deal with along the way.
Both ladies made a name for themselves fighting for Invicta FC, but had differing results. Torres stormed through the promotion before being signed to the UFC after competing on the 20th season of The Ultimate Fighter. The 30-year old established herself as a top strawweight from early on, going 6-1 in her career, with her only loss during that run being to eventual champion, Rose Namajunas.
However, she's recently found herself on a four-fight losing streak that dates all the way back to 2017 when she beat Michelle Waterson. Another loss would most definitely signal the end of her time competing for the promotion.
While Torres suffered her defeats inside the Octagon, Inoue had to deal with hers while competing for Invicta. However, considering this happened in 2015 and the now 25-year old wasn't even old enough to have a drink, we'll put it down to growing pains.
Despite her young age, Inoue has already been competing for 10 years, making her MMA debut a few months after turning 16. She's since been moulded into an exceptional grappler who is constantly looking for the submission.
So will it be the young gun looking to make a name for themselves who comes out victorious or will the veteran fighting to remain relevant come away with the win?