TUF 26 Finale Results: Nicco Montaño defeats Roxanne Modafferi

TUF 26 Finale Results: Nicco Montaño defeats Roxanne Modafferi

TUF 26 women’s flyweight finalists Roxanne Modafferi and Nicco Montaño squared off for the promotions flyweight title…

Round one begins and Modafferi starts off quickly. Montano greets her with a jab followed by a leg kick. Roxanne charges in a with a combination. Montano fires off a left hand. She presses Modafferi against the cage. Roxanne escapes. Both women connect with hard low kicks. Montano lands a lead left. She just misses with a head kick. Roxanne steps in with a kick to the body. Nicco circles and then lands a low kick. Another good body kick from Roxy. She clinches up with Nicco and looks to score a trip takedown. Montano avoids the trip and circles off the fence. Montano goes upstairs with a head kick but it is blocked. She shoots in and scores a takedown. Roxanne immediately locks up an arm and rolls for an amrbar. Nicco is able to avoid the submission attempt. She lands a couple of hammer fists before Modafferi once again ties her up. One minute remains in the opening round. Nicco stands up and allows Roxy to do the same. Modafferi immediately shoots in and scores a takedown. She quickly moves to side control. Nicco scrambles and gets to half guard. Round one comes to an end.

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