When "The Ultimate Fighter" season 26 kicked off earlier this year, the 16 women contending to become the first ever UFC flyweight champion were ranked for the tournament style format.
Sijara Eubanks was originally scheduled to challenge Montano for the honor, however, the day of weigh-ins she was ruled medically unfit to compete after visiting the hospital due to weight cutting complications. The title fight will still go on, with "Ultimate Fighter" semifinalist Roxanne Modafferi stepping in to face Montano on short notice. Lauren Murphy was eliminated in the first round and had so many issues with coach Eddie Alvarez that she switched to Justin Gaethje's team in the middle of the season.
Prior to that Modafferi had been fighting frequently for the Invicta FC promotion, producing a 5-2 record that included an unsuccessful title shot in their 125lb division.
Gillian Robertson def. Emily Whitmire via submission (armbar) at 2:34 of Round 1. In her mind, she was just biding time before eventually heading back to school. I have plenty of friends that are avid UFC / MMA fans, but not one watches the show. I spoke with her earlier this week to find out.
"My boyfriend is a fighter too, and we were just training 24/7, coaching when we could", Montaño said. I remember when people within my inner circle and slightly beyond would talk about the show and were excited about the next episode.
That's it for Fight Pass, we're on Fox Sports 1 for the rest of the evening. The odds are with Dobson, -225 against +185 for Beck.
No matter which side you stand on the TUF fence, your opinion is likely a valid one.
Frankly, this wasn't something she planned. "I don't take my thoughts away from what I'm trying to achieve and I don't think I'm invoking a false reality by envisioning that". You hit your head on lightbulbs when you walk.
I am of the belief that the show is on it's final legs. Today, with the TUF 26 Finale going down this Friday night, I checked my PVR, and there are only two recordings there: episode 3 and episode 6. "And when it rains, water comes in".
"This game is full of ups and downs, true champs know that and bounce back".
Here we have the finish.