Montana De La Rosa

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Montana De La Rosa
Montana De La Rosa on MMAnytt.jpg
Montana De La Rosa interviewed at UFC 234 in 2019
BornMontana Stewart[1]
(1995-02-14) February 14, 1995 (age 27)
Helena, Montana, United States[2]
Other namesMonty
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight125 lb (57 kg; 8 st 13 lb)
DivisionStrawweight
Flyweight
Reach68 in (173 cm)[2]
Fighting out ofFort worth, Texas, United States
TeamGenesis Jiu Jitsu Azle[3]
Team Takedown (2014–2020)[3]
Team Elevation (2020–present)[4]
RankBrown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[5]
Years active2014–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total20
Wins12
By knockout1
By submission8
By decision3
Losses7
By knockout1
By submission1
By decision5
Draws1
Other information
UniversityTarrant County College[6]
SpouseMark De La Rosa
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Montana De La Rosa (née Stewart)[1] (born February 14, 1995) is an American mixed martial artist (MMA). She currently competes in the Flyweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Background[edit]

De La Rosa was born in Helena, Montana, United States, but grew up in Azle, Texas.[7] She started training in wrestling at Azle High School and after faring well in both state and national competition she was offered a scholarship to Oklahoma City University.[7][6] However, as a teenage mom she quickly transferred back to Texas where she attends Tarrant County College, majoring in kinesiology,[6][8] De La Rosa started training Brazilian jiu-jitsu after she graduated in 2013 and later transitioned to MMA.[6]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

De La Rosa started her professional MMA career in 2014. She was the formal Xtreme Fighting League (XFN) flyweight champion and amassed a record of 7–4 prior participated in The Ultimate Fighter 26 UFC TV MMA competition series which she was subsequently signed by UFC after the show.[9]

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

In August 2017, it was announced that De La Rosa was one of the fighters featured on The Ultimate Fighter 26,[10] UFC TV series, where the process to crown the UFC's inaugural 125-pound women's champion will take place.[11] In the opening round, De La Rosa faced Ariel Beck and she won the fight D'Arce choke in round one.[12] In the quarterfinals, she faced Nicco Montaño and lost the bout via unanimous decision.[13]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

De La Rosa made her UFC debut on December 1, 2017 on The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale against Christina Marks. She won the fight via a submission in round one.[14]

Her next fight came on July 6, 2018 at The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale against Rachael Ostovich.[15] She won the fight via a rear-naked choke in round three.[16]

On February 10, 2019, De La Rosa faced Nadia Kassem at UFC 234.[17] She won the fight via a submission in round two.[18] The win earned her the Performance of the Night bonus.[19]

De La Rosa faced Andrea Lee on June 22, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 154.[20][circular reference] She lost the fight by unanimous decision.[21]

De La Rosa faced Mara Romero Borella on February 15, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 167.[22] She won the fight via unanimous decision.[23]

De La Rosa was scheduled to face Maryna Moroz on September 5, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 176.[24] However, Moroz was forced to withdraw from the event due to visa issues and she was replaced by Viviane Araújo.[25] De La Rosa lost the fight via unanimous decision.[26]

De La Rosa was scheduled to face Taila Santos, replacing Maryna Moroz, on December 5, 2020 at UFC on ESPN 19.[27] However, the fight was removed from the event after one of De La Rosa's cornermen tested positive for COVID-19.[28]

De La Rosa faced Mayra Bueno Silva on February 27, 2021 at UFC Fight Night 186.[29] After three rounds of fighting, the fight ended with a draw from the judges.[30]

De La Rosa faced Ariane Lipski on June 5, 2021 at UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Sakai.[31] She won via TKO in the second round, the first of her career.[32]

De La Rosa was expected to face Maycee Barber on December 11, 2021 at UFC 269.[33] However, De La Rosa pulled out of the fight in early October citing injury. While not officially confirmed by the promotion, officials are expected to leave the matchup intact and reschedule it for a future event.[34]

De La Rosa faced Maycee Barber on April 23, 2022 at UFC Fight Night 205.[35] She lost the fight via unanimous decision.[36]

Personal life[edit]

De La Rosa is married to Mark De La Rosa, who was also a UFC fighter.[1] Montana has a daughter named Zaylyn from her previous relationship.[3]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

  • High school wrestling
    • All-American (Three times)[2]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
20 matches 12 wins 7 losses
By knockout 1 1
By submission 8 1
By decision 3 5
Draws 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 12–7–1 Maycee Barber Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Lemos vs. Andrade April 23, 2022 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 12–6–1 Ariane Lipski TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Sakai June 5, 2021 2 4:27 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Draw 11–6–1 Mayra Bueno Silva Draw (majority) UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Gane February 27, 2021 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Bueno Silva was deducted one point in round 1 for grabbing the fence.
Loss 11–6 Viviane Araújo Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Sakai September 5, 2020 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 11–5 Mara Romero Borella Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Anderson vs. Błachowicz 2 February 15, 2020 3 5:00 Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States
Loss 10–5 Andrea Lee Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Moicano vs. Korean Zombie June 22, 2019 3 5:00 Greenville, South Carolina, United States
Win 10–4 Nadia Kassem Submission (armbar) UFC 234 February 10, 2019 2 2:37 Melbourne, Australia Performance of the Night.
Win 9–4 Rachael Ostovich Submission (rear-naked choke) The Ultimate Fighter: Undefeated Finale July 6, 2018 3 4:21 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 8–4 Christina Marks Submission (armbar) The Ultimate Fighter: A New World Champion Finale December 1, 2017 1 2:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Return to Flyweight.
Win 7–4 Kathina Lowe Submission (armbar) XFN 342: Superfights June 16, 2017 3 2:03 Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 6–4 Cynthia Calvillo TKO (punches) LFA 1 January 13, 2017 3 2:54 Dallas, Texas, United States
Loss 6–3 Mackenzie Dern Submission (rear-naked choke) Legacy FC 61 October 14, 2016 1 3:25 Dallas, Texas, United States Catchweight (118.8 lb) bout; Dern missed weight.
Win 6–2 Miki Rogers Decision (unanimous) Xtreme Fight Night 335 September 17, 2016 3 5:00 Grant, Oklahoma, United States Catchweight (117 lb) bout; De La Rosa missed weight.
Win 5–2 Mellony Geugjes Decision (unanimous) SCC: Preserving the Arts June 3, 2016 3 3:00 Fort Worth, Texas, United States Strawweight debut.
Win 4–2 Francis Hernandez Submission (rear-naked choke) Xtreme Fight Night May 21, 2016 3 1:58 Grant, Oklahoma, United States
Win 3–2 Katie Ross Scharmer Submission (rear-naked choke) Savage Entertainment: Oktoberfist 4 October 17, 2015 2 2:41 Savage, Minnesota, United States
Win 2–2 Roxanne Ceasear Submission (armbar) TPFP: Premier Fight Series 4 June 13, 2015 2 1:55 Midland, Texas, United States
Win 1–2 Colby Fletcher Submission (armbar) XFL: Rumble On The River 12: Insanity March 20, 2015 1 1:03 Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 0–2 Maylene Estudillo Decision (unanimous) Rocks Xtreme MMA 11 January 10, 2015 3 3:00 Corpus Christi, Texas, United States Catchweight (120 lb) bout.
Loss 0–1 Jazmin Quezada Decision (split) 24/7 Entertainment 17: Tyranny September 6, 2014 3 3:00 Midland, Texas, United States Flyweight debut.

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Mixed martial arts exhibition record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 1–1 Nicco Montaño Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: A New World Champion November 15, 2017 (airdate) 2 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Quarter-finals.
Win 1–0 Ariel Beck Submission (D'Arce choke) September 13, 2017 (airdate) 1 2:52 Round of 16.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Mark and Montana De La Rosa Make UFC History | BJPenn.com". www.bjpenn.com. Retrieved 2019-02-11.
  2. ^ a b c "Montana De La Rosa - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Archived from the original on September 14, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c Kayley Ryan (February 6, 2019). "Fort Worth, Montana". Fort Worth Weekly.
  4. ^ Zac Pacleb (September 2, 2020). "Montana De La Rosa Is Just Getting Started".
  5. ^ @montana.delarosa (September 22, 2018). ""I got my brown belt today! (...)"". Retrieved September 5, 2020 – via Instagram.
  6. ^ a b c d "Arlington mom prepping for first MMA title fight". star-telegram. Retrieved 2019-02-11.
  7. ^ a b Unfiltered Episode 473: Jairzinho Rozenstruik, Montana De La Rosa & Co-host Comedian Ronny Chieng. Ultimate Fighting Championship. February 27, 2021 – via YouTube.
  8. ^ "OCU Signs Three Wrestlers". www.news9.com. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
  9. ^ a b Sherdog.com. "Montana De La Rosa MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography - Sherdog.com". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-02-11.
  10. ^ "Meet 'The Ultimate Fighter 26' cast: Montana Stewart, the high-school wrestler from Texas". MMAjunkie. 2017-09-04. Retrieved 2019-02-11.
  11. ^ Staff (2017-08-05). "'The Ultimate Fighter 26' cast revealed: Who's vying to become 1st UFC women's flyweight champ?". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-02-10.
  12. ^ "TUF 26 Episode 3 Recap: Montana Stewart Submits Ariel Beck with Slick D'Arce Choke". MMA Today. 2017-09-14. Retrieved 2019-02-11.
  13. ^ "Episode No. 10 recap: 'The Ultimate Fighter 26: A New World Champion'". MMAjunkie. 2017-11-16. Retrieved 2019-02-11.
  14. ^ "TUF 26 Finale results: Montana De La Rosa scores slick first-round submission of Christina Marks". MMAjunkie. 2017-12-02. Retrieved 2019-02-11.
  15. ^ "Montana De La Rosa vs. Rachael Ostovich set for TUF 27 Finale on July 6". WMMA Rankings. 2018-04-20. Retrieved 2019-02-11.
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  17. ^ "Montana De La Rosa versus Nadia Kassem added to UFC 234 in Australia". WMMA Rankings. 2018-12-11. Retrieved 2019-02-11.
  18. ^ "UFC 234: Montana De La Rosa overpowers, submits Nadia Kassem". FanSided. 2019-02-09. Retrieved 2019-02-11.
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  22. ^ Jay Anderson (2019-11-23). "Montana De La Rosa vs. Mara Romero Borella set for February 15, 2020". cagesidepress.com. Retrieved 2019-11-26.
  23. ^ Anderson, Jay (2020-02-15). "UFC Rio Rancho Results: Montana De La Rosa Tops Mara Romero Borella in History-Making Fight". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-02-17.
  24. ^ "UFC books Montana De La Rosa vs. Maryna Moroz for Sept. 5 event". MMA Junkie. 2020-07-13. Retrieved 2020-07-14.
  25. ^ "Viviane Araujo replaces Maryna Moroz against Montana De La Rosa at Sept. 5 UFC Fight Night". MMA Junkie. 2020-08-11. Retrieved 2020-08-12.
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  33. ^ Ross Markey (2021-09-01). "Montana De La Rosa vs. Maycee Barber added to UFC 269 on December 11". Fight Book MMA. Retrieved 2021-09-01.
  34. ^ Mike Heck (2021-10-06). "Montana De La Rosa out of UFC 269 fight with Maycee Barber". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2021-10-06.
  35. ^ Anderson, Jay (2022-01-22). "UFC: Maycee Barber vs. Montana De La Rosa Back On for April 23". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2022-01-23.
  36. ^ Law, Eddie (2022-04-23). "UFC Vegas 52: Maycee Barber Dominates De La Rosa To A Decision Win". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2022-04-24.

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