UFC TUF 26 Finale: Montaño vs. Modafferi

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ByTheMinMMA

Montano with a nice entry for a takedown. 4 minutes left and she's on top with half guard. Needs to do some good work and stay out of danger to see it out. Almost takes the mount. Roxy tries to sweep. Montano stands.

Montano with another takedown. On top in half guard. This is her fight to lose now. Slides into side control.

Montano slides into mount. Roxy gives up her back in a scramble, but keeps on rolling and stands. Montano looks for a third takedown. Roxy grabs a clinch looking for a takedown, but Montano gets out. Roxy with a big body kick and a knee. Tries to take her down but ends up on bottom. Montano on top. Roxy pulls full guard.

Roxy with wrist control. Will look for the armbar, but Montano gets her hands out.

Montano with some good shots, but Roxy gets the position for the armbar, but it slips out when it looks like she had it!

We go the distance. 48-47 Montano for me. The girls embrace after a tough fight. A new champion will be crowned in moments.

Can't see past Montano here. I can't make an argument for Roxy in any of the three rounds I scored for Nicco, and actually the first round, which I gave to Roxy, was the closest.

Official decision. 50-45, 49-46 and 49-46. Unaniamous decision and new champion... Nicco Montano!

50-45 is very harsh, but 49-46 is a fair card. Congratulations to the new champ, Nicco Montano!

Montano, seeded 14, took down #1, #2, #3 and #6 in the tournament. What a resume.