It’s once again fight day here at LowKickMMA, and the talent on display tonight (Friday, December 1st, 2017) will come from in the form of TUF 26 Finale. Headlining the card are Nicco Montano and Roxanne Modafferi, but there’s a whole bunch of great fights also taking place on the preliminary section of the card.
Christina Marks vs. Montana De La Rosa in a female flyweight bout closes the preliminary card on FOX Sports 1. In round 1, Marks tags De La Rosa as they exchange in the pocket and Montana gets too upright and plants her feet. De La Rosa clinches up. De La Rosa can’t force the fight to the floor and eats a shot on the break. She lands a leg kick, but Marks catches the next kick and dumps her. De La Rosa instantly working for an armbar the moment they hit the mat. After some defending, Marks gets rolled to her back and is forced to tap.
Andrew Sanchez vs. Ryan Janes is next in a middleweight bout. In round 1, Sanchez looking for a home for his overhand right on the upright Janes. He lands it a couple of times then hits a body kick. Sanchez looking for a home for his overhand right on the upright Janes. He lands it a couple of times then hits a body kick. Janes is getting hammered on the cage but somehow survives and Sanchez looks gassed from nearly killing Janes. He lands anyway as Janes walks forward. In round 2, Left hooks land for Sanchez, but he eats a body shot that seems to hurt him. Janes is staying in his face and peppering. Hard right, leg kick, right hand again for Janes. Sanchez is still hitting Janes, but now he’s getting hit much more and wearing it much worse. He manages a trip, but Janes is up, feeds him a knee. A right backs Janes off, but he lands a left hook that hurts Sanchez. He lands his own flush left hook that turns Janes’ head all the way around, but he eats it. In round 3, Sanchez looks to tie up start the round. Janes shucks him off so far. A 3-2 rocks Sanchez and Janes pours it on for the finish.
Karine Gevorgyan vs. Rachael Ostovich is next in a female flyweight bout. In round 1, Ostovich lands snapping leg kicks and Gevorgyan tries to answer with a stiff cross. They exchange inside before Ostovich shoots. Ostovich has to fight out of an armbar as soon as she lands in Gevorgyan’s guard. Gevorgyan escapes to her feet. Gevorgyan tries her own takedown but Ostovich counters and takes her back. She transitions to the armbar and gets the tap.
Ariel Beck vs. Shana Dobson in a female flyweight bout opens the FOX Sports 1 preliminary bouts. In round 1, Beck going with left kicks to the leg and body from southpaw as Dobson tries to pressure. Low Dobson inside leg kick off-balances Beck. Nice side kick for Dobson, then a right hand as she tries to close Beck down. Lead left head kick for Dobson. They trade leg kicks. Beck with a nice left cross upstairs followed by body kicks. Dobson sends a hard head kick off Beck’s arm. High-output striking battle. Another low leg kick sends Beck to a knee, then one bounces off her chin. Beck with her own kicks and left hands. Beck ties up, pushes into cage. A competitive striking affair so far. Think Dobson landed the more telling shots, even if she got slightly outlanded. In round 2, Decent 1-2 for Beck but she’s falling short on most of her crosses. Dobson missing on her own overhands. Now she lands, and Beck goes down.
The only UFC Fight Pass prelims is Gillian Robertson vs. Emily Whitmire in a female flyweight bout. In round 1, Whitmire lands a couple of leg kicks but eats a pair of rights. She tries to clinch, but Robertson gets out. Robertson with a takedown and back-take after scramble. Whitmire manages to get to a seated position against the fence and turn over into Robertson. Robertson with an armbar for the win.
Here are the results:
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET)
Female Flyweight: Montana De La Rosa def. Christina Marks via submission (armbar) at 2:00 of R1
Middleweight: Ryan Janes def. Andrew Sanchez via TKO (punches) at 0:58 of R3
Female Flyweight: Rachel Ostovich def. Karine Gevorgyan via Sub (armbar) at 1:40 of Round 1
Female Flyweight: Shana Dobson def. Ariel Beck via TKO (strikes) at 2:53 of Round 2
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/7:30 p.m. ET)
Female Flyweight: Gillian Robertson def. Emily Whitmire via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 2:12