Bec Rawlings suffered her second loss in a row after she was out performed by number six ranked Tecia Torres at UFC Fight Night 104 in Houston, Texas.
After a ten month lay-off Torres was looking to impress in her return to the octagon and she did just that, putting on a clinic at the Toyota Centre.
The ATT product, who trains alongside bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes and strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk, took little time to make a big impression stringing together crisp combinations throughout round one. Rawlings corner obviously frustrated with the Aussie’s performance asked her to pick up the pace and let that right hand fly.
The second round was a much better performance from Rawlings, starting well by being the aggressor and attempting to submit Torres. Despite the height and weight advantages, Torres managed to muscle her way out of trouble before going for a submission herself in the dying seconds of the round.
The third round was much the same as the first with Torres controlling the range and firing in and out with combinations. Rawlings only response it would seem would be to flip the crowd the bird.
Torres took out the fight winning via unanimous decision (30-27).
UFC Houston is headlined by a featherweight bout between Dennis Bermudez and. Chan Sung Jung. Full results for the rest of the card will be posted following the event.