As a prelude to UFC 218 the promotion pieced together a surprisingly memorable TUF 26 Finale card last night (Fri., Dec. 1, 2017) live on FOX Sports 1 from inside Monte Carlo’s Park Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada.
From top to bottom, this card delivered. We saw a crafty calf slicer by Brett Johns in a 30-second shocker, a come-from-behind knockout victory by Ryan Janes, an entertaining debut by young gunslinger Sean O’Malley, Gerald Meerschaert body kicking Eric Spicely into oblivion, and three first-round submission victories put forth by women’s flyweights Rachael Ostovich, Gillian Robertson, and Montana De La Rosa.
Not to mention the main event that saw Nicco Montano defeat Roxanne Modafferi via unanimous decision to claim the inaugural UFC women’s flyweight championship.
In order to sift through the action and see which fighters took home an extra $50,000, we take a closer look at the official TUF 26 Finale bonus winners below:
Fight of the Night: Nicco Montano vs. Roxanne Modafferi
Performance of the Night: Brett Johns
Performance of the Night: Gerald Meerschaert
For complete TUF 26 Finale results and coverage click here.