Roxanne Modafferi emerged victorious over Shana Dobson in the season premiere of The Ultimate Fighter 26. The 34-year-old finished Dobson in the very first round by way of a TKO.
Modafferi (21-13-0) will advance to the next round of the 16-woman tournament to crown the first ever UFC women’s flyweight champion. She is a veteran of the sport who has been competing as a professional since 2003. She has won four of her last five professional fights, with impressive victories over Sarah D’Alelio, Priscila de Souza, DeAnna Bennett and Mariana Morais.
The Ultimate Fighter is a reality TV show which delivers fans a combination mixed martial arts action and reality television drama. This season’s coaches Eddie Alvarez (28-5) and Justin Gaethje (18-0) are looking to guide female flyweight stars toward the inaugural (and long-awaited) UFC flyweight championship.