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UFC fighters Tecia Torres, Raquel Pennington get engaged

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There might be a pair of Penningtons making noise in two UFC divisions before long.

UFC fighters Tecia Torres and Raquel Pennington got engaged to be married Saturday, Torres announced on Instagram. The two, who have been dating since last year, recently bought a home together in Pennington’s home state of Colorado. Torres wrote posted a picture of Pennington down on one knee.

“Our love began unexpectedly,” Torres wrote. “It started as a crush and grew into an amazing love. In this moment you made my dreams for us come true. Everyday you show me a love so true and pure. I am blessed to wake up to you every morning and fall asleep in your arms at night. I can't wait to become Mrs. Pennington.”

Pennington also posted a picture of the moment, ring in hand.

“Couldn't be anymore complete,” Pennington wrote. “She said YES!!! And we had and amazing day with all our wonderful friends and family celebrating our new home.”

Torres, 27, is a top contender in the UFC women’s strawweight division, most recently defeating Bec Rawlings in February by unanimous decision. “Tiny Tornado” also earned her Master’s degree in criminology from Florida Atlantic University last week.

Pennington, 28, is on a four-fight winning streak, including a unanimous decision win over Miesha Tate at UFC 205 last November. “Rocky” could be nearing a title shot with another victory.