Tecia Torres and Raquel Pennington, two perennial UFC contenders, are embarking on a new journey.
The fighters shared the news via social media Thursday that Torres was pregnant and expecting their first child. They expect to have it arrive in June. MMA Fighting confirmed Torres’ news.
See their Instagram announcements here:
” We have another turkey in the oven for this Thanksgiving,” Pennington said, with Pennington’s announcement coincidenting with this year’s celebration.
Pennington has an upcoming fight on the docket as she is scheduled to fight Ketlen Vieira at a UFC APEX event on Jan. 14. To stay on top of the bantamweight title race, she has won four consecutive fights. “Rocky” previously challenged Amanda Nunes for the belt at UFC 224, losing by fifth-round TKO.
Torres has been a mainstay in the top 10 of the UFC strawweight rankings since debuting with the promotion in 2014. In her most recent outing at UFC 273, she lost a split decision to Mackenzie Dern, which stopped a three-fight win streak.
Pennington is currently No. 6 at 135 pounds in the MMA Fighting Global Rankings, while Torres is No. 10 at 115 pounds.
Damon Martin contributed to this report.