UFC TUF 26 Finale: Montaño vs. Modafferi

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Soto vs. Johns. Johns has a 6 inch reach advantage and closes as a -165 favourite.

Referee is Mark Smith. And this bantamweight bout is underway!

Brett opens with a couple of jabs as he tries to find distance. Soto backs up against the cage and covers up for a combo. Soto takes him down, Johns gets a heel hook and it's all over!

Brett Johns gets his first finish in the UFC. Soto with the single leg. Johns rolls through and grabs a brutal calf slicer. Soto had no choice. What a win for The Pikey!

Official decision. Brett Johns def. Joe Soto via submission (calf slicer) at :30 of Round 1.

Brett says he's coming for the gold belt by the end of 2018. What a beautiful performance.

DeAnna Bennett vs. Melinda Fabian next. Bennett was seeded 4th in the TUF competition and TKO'd Karine Gevorgyan before being KO'd by a Sijara Eubanks head kick in the quarter finals. Fabian was the 7 seed, but was submitted by Rachael Ostovich in Round 1.

Bennett vs. Fabian. Both girls making their UFC debuts tonight, as are many of the women's flyweights. Bennett closes as a -460 favourite. Ref is John McCarthy. Fight is underway!

DeAnna opens with a short leg kick. We get a quick exchange which Fabian gets the better of. Bennett grabs a clinch, and we're in 50-50 position as they both spin.

Fabian with her back against the cage as DeAnna controls head position.