Promotion officials announced the pairing on Tuesday. UFC 218 takes
place at Little Casears Arena in Detroit on Dec. 2 and is headlined
by a featherweight championship tilt between Max
Holloway and Frankie
After scoring victories over Angela
Magana and Paige
VanZant in her first two Octagon appearances, Waterson suffered
a second-round submission defeat to current No. 1 contender
Namajunas in her most recent outing at UFC on Fox 24. The
Jackson-Wink MMA product is 14-5 over the course a pro career that
including an atomweight championship stint in Invicta FC.
Torres, meanwhile, has been victorious in five of her six
promotional appearances and is 9-1 as a professional overall. “The
Tiny Tornado” is coming off a second-round submission of Juliana
Lima at “The Ultimate Fighter 25” finale on July 7 – the first
finish of her career.