The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale Results

Sijara Eubanks

Sijara Eubanks

Friday, Montaño defeated veteran Roxanne Modafferi by unanimous decision in The Ultimate Fighter 26 finale. But on Thursday night, Eubanks was hospitalized due to a bad weight cut, and Modafferi got promoted up into the main event for a chance at the inaugural title.

In a highly competitive fight, Montaño won decisively on the scorecards: 50-45, 49-46, 49-46.

Nicco Montano, who was the #14 seed in the tournament, becomes the first ever Navajo UFC Champion in history. Montano came out fresher in the fourth, not a surprise considering she's been training for a five round fight for months. Montano gets full mount and Modafferi quickly scrambles to her feet, Modafferi rocks Montano with a kick to the midsection followed by a series of punches.

She entered the 16-woman TUF competition with a 3-2 pro record, having lost her most recent fight, and was seeded14th among the 16 fighters.


The TUF 26 Finale didn't see its original main event on Friday night, but the UFC Women's Flyweight division kicked off went plenty of storylines. Spicely was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter Season 23, losing in the semi-final to eventual winner Andrew Sanchez.

Ware was on the wrong side of a decision in his octagon debut, losing to Cody Stamann at featherweight.

Brett Johns used a rarely seen calf-slicer submission to defeat Joe Soto in the main card opener. Montana De La Rosa, who you heard from on Fightful Friday morning, also scored a big submission win over Christina Marks.

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