Here’s the finalized bout order for Friday’s The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale.
The inaugural UFC women’s flyweight championship title is on the line this Friday (December 1) at Park Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada. Season 26 of The Ultimate Fighter just concluded its second semifinal episode, with (Warning: Spoiler incoming)…
… Sijara Eubanks pulling off the upset win over Roxanne Modafferi in the second of two semifinals. Nicco Montano had beaten Barb Honchak in the other semi, so the top two seeds were eliminated by the #12 and #14 seeds, respectively. In their professional careers, Eubanks and Montano have a combined record of 5-4, with both women coming off losses pre-TUF. All that mattered for them was getting through the sixteen-woman field, and now they’ll have a shot at UFC gold in just a couple of days.
Several of the TUF 26 competitors will be on this card, and on the eve of the weigh-ins, the full lineup was announced. Eubanks vs. Montano will serve as the main event, with Dana White’s Contender Series star Sean O’Malley taking on Terrion Ware in the co-main event. Defeated semifinalists Honchak and Modafferi will face each other on the main card.
Here’s the complete bout order for Friday night’s event:
Main Card (10 PM ET, FS1)
Sijara Eubanks vs. Nicco Montano
Sean O’Malley vs. Terrion Ware
Barb Honchak vs. Roxanne Modafferi
Gerald Meerschaert vs. Eric Spicely
DeAnna Bennett vs. Melinda Fabian
Brett Johns vs. Joe Soto
Preliminary Card (FS1, 8 PM ET)
Montana De La Rosa vs. Christina Marks
Ryan Janes vs. Andrew Sanchez
Karine Gevorgyan vs. Rachael Ostovich
Ariel Beck vs. Shana Dobson
Preliminary Card (Fight Pass, 7:30 PM ET)
Gillian Robertson vs. Emily Whitmire