On August 30th, The Ultimate Fighter will return to television for it’s twenty-sixth season to deliver fight fans a combination of mixed martial arts action and reality television drama. This season, coaches Eddie Alvarez (28-5) and Justin Gaethje (18-0) will look to guide female flyweight stars toward the inaugural (and long-awaited) UFC flyweight championship.
Prior to TUF 26’s premiere, WMMA Rankings will be analyzing each flyweight hopeful. Scroll down to learn more about Montana’s Ariel Beck!
Since turning pro in 2014, Beck has gone 4-4 in professional competition. Of Beck’s four victories, two come by way of knockout.
Of her four defeats, two that stick out are a submission loss to Andrea “KGB” Lee at LFC 49 for the flyweight title, and a split-decision loss to fellow TUF 26 competitor Rachael Ostovich.
Beck stands at 5’6” and began her combat sports career as a boxer. She went 17-6 in amateur kickboxing and boxing bouts and 3-1 in pro-boxing.
Beck is still realtiely young in her career. Having competed as a pro for less than four years, she has faced a wealth of opponents in a short time frame. Beck has competed under several MMA banners, most notedly Invicta FC and Legacy Fighting Championship.
The 27-year-old mixed martial artists used to compete in rodeo before discovering boxing. She is the youngest of four children and her husband is also a professional fighter.
Check out Ariel’s aggressive striking on full display against Jessica Diaz below!
Are you excited to see Ariel Beck in action? Who would you like to see her match-up against in the TUF house?