Tonight, at the The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale show in Las Vegas, Nevada, an inaugural women’s flyweight champion will be crowned! In the main event, Nicco Montano faces Roxanne Modafferi, the latter of whom steps up to replace Sijara Eubanks after a dangerous weight cut. The undercard consists of flyweight hopefuls from TUF who are looking to find themselves a spot in the brand new flyweight rankings.Follow along live with us as we bring you updates on every fight!
Gillian Robertson def. Emily Whitmire via first round armbar submission.
Really slick ground work from Gillian to get the arm bar. She had Emily’s back early in the fight but wasn’t able to secure the sub until later.
Shana Dobson def. Ariel Beck via second round knockout.
Both girls came out aggressive, trading hard, hard leg kicks. Shana’s got some real power in her hands— she cracked Ariel with a right in the second and Beck went down.
Rachel Ostovich-Berdon def. Karine Gevorgyan via first round armbar submission.
Karine came out really aggressive, pushing forward with punches but a beautiful level change from Rachel floors Gevorgyan where she finds an armbar in just 100 seconds.
Montana De La Rosa def. Christina Marks via first round armbar submission.
Marks was having early success on her feet with some crisp striking. She lost her advantage when she followed De La Rosa to the ground after a trip, Montana threw her legs up and locked in the armbar for the tap.
DeAnna Bennet vs Melinda Fabian ruled a majority draw.
Quite a fight. Fabian dropped Bennet with a huge head kick that nearly ended the fight but DeAnna was saved by the bell. In the second round, Ref BJM took a point away from Melinda for grabbing the fence that stopped a Bennet takedown. DeAnna managed to trip up Fabian and get on top In third round but time ran out.
Lauren Murphy def. Barb Honchack via split-decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).
Super close fight. Both had moments and both landed quality strikes. High-level work here. Barb had Lauren in a lot of trouble in the third round with a super tight armbar and triangle attempt but Lauren toughed it out. Post-fight, Daniel Cormier accidentally calls Lauren “Barb”.
Nicco Montano vs Roxanne Modafferi