Raquel Pennington Lesbian UFC Fighter Married To Wife Tecia Torres

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Radiant and empowered, Raquel Pennington, a proud lesbian, revels in the strength of her family alongside her wife, Tecia Torres.

After dating for over a year, the couple took a step ahead in their relationship and got engaged.

Subsequently, after a couple of years, the duo celebrated their union in matrimony and joyfully welcomed a precious daughter into their loving embrace.

Raquel Pennington And Wife Tecia Torres
Raquel Pennington And Wife Tecia Torres (Source: Instagram)

Renowned as an American mixed martial artist, Raquel Pennington holds her ground in the highly competitive UFC women’s featherweight division.

As of January 17, 2023, she solidifies her stature as the #2 contender in the UFC women’s bantamweight rankings.

Furthermore, demonstrating her prowess across weight classes, Pennington claims the #12 spot in the UFC women’s pound-for-pound rankings as of November 7, 2023.

Pennington marked her professional debut with an emphatic TKO victory against Kim Couture in March 2012.

Likewise, Pennington faced off against TUF 18 teammate Roxanne Modafferi on November 30, 2013, at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale.

Raquel and Tecia Journey to Matrimony & Parenthood

Celebrating over a year of marital bliss, Raquel Pennington and her wife, Tecia Torres, exchanged vows on July 27, 2022, marking a momentous occasion in their love story.

The announcement of their union was shared with the world through an Instagram post, where Pennington proudly declared,

“Meet my beautiful Wife! Just call me Mrs. Pennington. We made it official today. I married my greatest love. I can’t wait for these next chapters of life together baby. Te Amo Mucho Mucho.”

Their journey to marriage began in May 2017 when the couple revealed their engagement, accompanied by heartwarming pictures of Pennington’s thoughtful proposal to Torres.

Raquel Pennington With Her Wife Tecia Torres And Daughter Alayah Rose Pennington
Raquel Pennington With Her Wife Tecia Torres And Daughter Alayah Rose Pennington (Source: Instagram)

Adding to the joyous milestones, the couple disclosed their anticipation of parenthood in November 2020.

Pennington took to Instagram to express their excitement, stating,

“We have an extra turkey in the oven this year. Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours. Baby Pennington June 2023 #Rocknado $TeamRocky #TeamTiny #family #love #ivf #ivfpregnancy.”

Highlighting the commitment to expanding their family, it was revealed that Tecia Torres carried their child, likely through the IVF procedure, as mentioned in Pennington’s post.

Their much-awaited bundle of joy, Alayah Rose Pennington, made a heartwarming entrance on June 1, 2023.

Since welcoming their daughter into the world, Torres frequently shares heartwarming updates and glimpses of their cherished moments as a family on her social media platforms.

Raquel Pennington, Lesbian UFC Fighter Wife

Hailing from Colorado, Raquel Pennington’s wife, Tecia Torres, was born in Fall River, Massachusetts.

Torres achieved a significant milestone at age 20, graduating in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts, where she pursued a double major in Criminal Justice and Sociology at Florida Atlantic University.

Continuing her academic pursuits, she later earned a master’s degree in Criminology from the same institution in 2017.

Her diverse background encompasses Puerto Rican, Portuguese, and Irish heritage, with familial roots tracing back to Maunabo, Puerto Rico.

Tecia’s journey in the realm of mixed martial arts commenced early on.

UFC Fighters Raquel Pennington And Tecia Torres
UFC Fighters Raquel Pennington And Tecia Torres (Source: Instagram)

She proudly attained her black belt after dedicating 12 years to taekwondo training.

Notably, her amateur Muay Thai record boasts an impressive 16-4.

Making her mark in the UFC, Torres joined the organization in December 2014, coinciding with the creation of the strawweight division.

Beyond her achievements in the MMA arena, Torres stands out as a passionate advocate for mental health.

She has candidly shared her personal struggles with issues, particularly addressing depression and attachment disorder.

In 2019, on World Mental Health Day, she courageously spoke about her experiences, contributing to the important dialogue surrounding mental well-being.

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