The former Montana Stewart won big at the TUF 26 Finale Friday in Las Vegas.
Ultimate Fighter 26 cast member and LFA vet Montana Stewart, married following TUF 26’s filming, returned Friday at the show’s finale in Las Vegas. Opposite her in the octagon was cast mate Christina Marks. Could Montana De La Rosa get the better of the Xplode Fight Series and KOTC vet Marks?
The girls went at it fast and furious on the feet early. Ultimately, it was Montana De La Rosa who was hurt early in an exchange of punches on the feet, and looked to clinch. With a takedown not forthcoming, however, the action went back to the center.
After a brief feeling out period, they went back to the ground. There, Montana worked to isolate an arm. Marks stepped over De La Rosa’s body, but to the wrong side. It proved to be a critical error. De La Rosa had the arm-bar in, and while Marks would try to step over again, she was trapped. Montana De La Rosa had the submission hold in tight. Marks was forced to tap shortly after.
Following her win, which helped set a new record for arm-bar submissions in a night, De La Rosa spoke of supporting her daughter. And of finding a finish, saying “I’d finish any way I could – I really want that bonus!”
Montana De La Rosa def. Christina Marks by submission (arm-bar), Round 1, 2:00