TUF Season 26, Episode 3 Recap
Tonight was the third episode of the Ultimate Fighter Season 26 featuring an all women’s cast competing for the first ever Women’s Flyweight Title.
The season is coached by UFC lightweights Eddie Alvarez and Justin Gaethje and debuted on FOX Sports 1 at 10:00 PM ET.
The episode featured the third bout of the tournament:
#6 Montana Stewart (6-4) vs. #11 Ariel Beck (4-4)
Round 1 – Stewart comes out throwing combinations while Beck is looking to counter-strike. Stewart lands a nice right hand and begins to back up Beck. Beck is circling the octagon then moves into the clinch. Beck throws some knees to the body and Stewart fires back with some of her own before breaking free. Stewart is throwing combinations and landing with most of her shots. Beck pounds the inside of the leg with a kick, and Stewart closes distance for a body lock. She trips Beck to the mat and lands in half guard. Stewart begins to work from on top as Beck recovers guard position. Stewart postures up and advances into side control. She applies a D’Arce choke, but it’s not fully locked in. She makes some adjustments as Beck fights to get free. Stewart gets it too tight, though, and Beck is forced to tap out.
Montana Stewart def. Ariel Beck via submission (D’Arce choke) – Round 1