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Tecia Torres may exploit Felice Herrig's jiu-jitsu 'weakness' at Invicta FC 7

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According to a Dec. 2 report from Debzuncaged, Invicta FC strawweight contender Tecia "The Tiny Tornado" Torres says Felice Herrig's weakness is her Brazilian jiu-jitsu game.

Torres, 24, is primarily known for her Muay Thai striking, but her comments hint that she may break out some surprise submission moves when she locks horns with "Lil' Bulldog" on Dec. 7 in Kansas City, Missouri.

"If I was to call any weakness it would be her Jiujitsu," Torres said of Herrig in the days leading up to Invicta FC 7. "It has not been showcased as much as her striking has. She is definitely a more well rounded striker than a Jujitsu practitioner."

Torres is one of the most respectful female athletes in the world and she wasn't trying to talk trash on Herrig.

She was asked the question as to what weakness Herrig had in her game, so she was simply responding with an honest answer.

Torres was put in a bit of a lose-lose situation that might lead some fight fans to believe that she was starting drama with Herrig if the comments are taken out of context.

However, Torres may have been on to something with her response to the question, as Herrig hasn't notched a submission victory in over three years.

The Chicago native's last victory via submission came in 2010, at an XFO fight against Amanda LaVoy. Besides that, she has just other victory via submission.

Six of Herrig's nine victories have come by way of judge's decision and one by knockout, so it's clear that she's more of a striker than a submission ace.

Time will tell if Brazilian jiu-jitsu plays a factor in Herrig's bout against Torres, or if their fight will be the standup war many fans are expecting.

Torres meets Herrig at Invicta FC 7, in a battle that could determine who advances to the UFC's new 115-pound division.

"Prior to this I thought Invicta would be my only home, which is awesome because they have a great platform for women," Torres said. "Now that the UFC has my weight class I have the ability to have a career with the sport. The UFC opens up more avenues with sponsors and just getting payed in general.

"It’s really amazing and I will be there. I don’t know when their adding the division, I hear spring, if that happens I most definitely will be there. Either getting pulled out right away or I’ll be there for the show."


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