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Fight between Tecia Torres and Michelle Waterson added to UFC 194

An intriguing strawweight bout between potential title contenders Tecia Torres and Michelle Waterson has been added to UFC 194 on Dec. 12 in Las Vegas.

UFC officials announced the 115-pound contest on Monday. The pay-per-view event will take place at MGM Grand Garden Arena. A featherweight title unification bout between Jose Aldo (25-1) and Conor McGregor (18-2) will headline.

Torres (6-0) is coming off a unanimous decision win against Angela Hill in June. She had a relatively disappointing showing on "The Ultimate Fighter 20" reality series last year but boasts an official record of 2-0 in the UFC.

A professional fighter since October 2012, Torres' most significant wins include victories against Paige VanZant, Rose Namajunas and Felice Herrig.

Waterson (13-4) is a former atomweight titleholder at Invicta FC. The 29-year-old strawweight would likely have been on TUF 20 had she not been obligated to defend her belt in the all-female promotion. Waterson is 7-1 in her past eight fights.

ESPN.com ranks Torres and Waterson the Nos. 5 and 10 strawweights in the world, respectively. Both come out of highly respected camps, as Torres is a member of American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Florida, while Waterson trains out of Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

In addition to the featherweight title fight, UFC 194 features a middleweight championship bout between Chris Weidman (13-0) and Luke Rockhold (14-2).