After Michelle Waterson had to bow out of her bout with Tecia Torres due to injury, Jocelyn Lybarger had her hand immediately raised to take on the “Tiny Tornado”. She got her wish.
Lybarger will make her UFC debut at UFC 194 in Las Vegas, Nevada December 12th. The match was announced Friday.
Lybarger (6-1) won the RFA strawweight title in October in what was her biggest test to date in former Bellator champion Zoila Frausto. She has won four straight.
Yet to taste defeat on her official MMA record, Torres has wins over Paige VanZant and Rose Namajunas. Torres is currently ranked #5 in the UFC rankings and #11 on the Unified MMA list.
The fight will air on the preliminary card, which will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1.