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UFC signs RFA champ Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger to fight Tecia Torres at UFC 194

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

It didn't take long for Tecia Torres to get a new opponent.

The popular women's strawweight contender will take on the newly signed Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger at UFC 194 on Dec. 12 in Las Vegas, the UFC announced Friday. Torres was initially supposed to fight Michelle Waterson, who pulled out this week due to a knee injury.

Torres (6-0) has won both of her UFC fights via unanimous decision after falling to Carla Esparza and Randa Markos on The Ultimate Fighter 20. Despite those exhibition defeats, "The Tiny Tornado" has not lost an official pro fight. Torres, 26, is coming off a unanimous decision win over Angela Hill at UFC 188 in June.

Jones-Lybarger (6-1) has won four straight in RFA, including a dominant unanimous decision victory over former Bellator champion Zoila Frausto last month to win the promotion's women's strawweight title. The MMA Lab product has not lost a fight since 2013. Jones-Lybarger, 30, has also competed for Invicta.

There is no timetable set for Waterson's return, she told MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani.

UFC 194 is headlined by a featherweight title unification bout between champion Jose Aldo and interim champ Conor McGregor. In the co-main event, Chris Weidman defends his middleweight title against Luke Rockhold.

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