The UFC has crowned their inaugural women’s flyweight champion as Nicco Montano outlasted Roxanne Modafferi in a five-round battle to lay her claim to UFC gold.

Modafferi was placed into the tournament’s finale on 24 hours notice after a failed weight cut by Sijara Eubanks but performed admirably and kept the contest close despite the judge’s scorecards.

Main Card

Nicco Montano def. Roxanne Modafferi via unanimous decision (50-45, 49-46, 49-46)

Sean O’Malley def. Terrion Ware via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Lauren Murphy def. Barb Honchak via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Gerald Meerschaert def. Eric Spicely via TKO (body kick) (Round 2, 2:18)

DeAnna Bennett vs. Melinda Fabian ruled a majority draw (29-27, 28-28, 28-28)

Brett Johns def. Joe Soto via submission (calf slicer) (Round 1, 0:30)

Preliminary Card

Montana De La Rosa def. Christina Marks via submission (armbar) (Round 1, 2:00)

Ryan Janes def. Andrew Sanchez via TKO (Round 3, 0:58)

Rachael Ostovich def. Karine Gevorgyan via submission (armbar) (Round 1, 1:40)

Shana Dobson def. Ariel Beck via TKO (Round 2, 2:53)

Gillian Robertson def. Emily Whitmire via submission (armbar) (Round 1, 2:12)

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