UFC TUF 26 Finale: Montaño vs. Modafferi

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ByTheMinMMA

Shin to the liver. Monstrous. Herb Dean had to stop the fight with Spicely in the fetal position.

Official decision. Gerald Meerschaert def. Eric Spicely via TKO (body kick) at 2:18 of Round 2.

Meerschaert says it's the last fight on his contract, and hopes he'll get a "fat new contract with a bonus for that body kick."

Next up it's Barb Honchak vs. Lauren Murphy. Murphy was the only contracted UFC fighter who entered TUF 26. She was seeded #3, but lost in round one to Nicco Montano. Former Invicta champion Honchak made it to the semis, before she lost to Montano too. Honchak was the #1 seed. Murphy weighed in yesterday as a stand-in, and fills in for Roxanne Modafferi, who was moved to the main event after Sijara Eubanks was hospitalised during her weight cut.

Honchak vs. Murphy. Honchak closes as a -240 favourite. Big John is the ref. And we're on!

Both girls smile at each other as they head to the middle. Murphy can't stop smiling even as they throw hands.

Murphy seems to be talking to her a little. All sporting as I know they're friends, but this is a bit weird. Pretty even striking exchanges thus far.

Big right hand lands for Murphy. Cleanest of the fight thus far.

Honchak with a sweet leg kick. Very close first round with 2 minutes left.

Murphy starting to land the right well. Barb trying to fight on the counter, but Murphy accurate thus far.