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UFC’s Tecia Torres pregnant, career on hold as she expects baby with Raquel Pennington

Married UFC fighters Tecia Torres and Raquel Pennington announced that they’re expecting their first baby together in 2023.

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UFC strawweight contender Tecia Torres will be away from the octagon for a while.

Torres, along with wife and former UFC title challenger Raquel Pennington, announced Thursday that she’s pregnant with the couple’s first baby due in June 2023.

“We have a little extra to be thankful for this year,” Torres wrote on Instagram. “Happy Thanksgiving from our growing family to yours. …

“We are beyond excited and feel incredibly blessed. Mommies love you so much sweet baby, and we can’t wait for this life with you.”

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Torres (13-6 MMA, 9-6 UFC) told MMA Junkie that her fighting career is only on hold. She plans to compete again in 2024.

The 33-year-old last competed in April when he lost a split decision to Mackenzie Dern at UFC 273. Prior to that, Torres was on a three-fight winning streak, defeating Sam Hughes and former Invicta FC champions Angela Hill and Brianna Van Buren.

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie

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