Montana De La Rosa

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Montana De La Rosa
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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)
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
By knockout1
By submission8
By decision3
By knockout1
By submission1
By decision5
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).


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]


  • 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.


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]


  1. ^ a b c "Mark and Montana De La Rosa Make UFC History |". Retrieved 2019-02-11.
  2. ^ a b c "Montana De La Rosa - Official UFC Fighter Profile". 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". Retrieved 2019-02-12.
  9. ^ a b "Montana De La Rosa MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography -". 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?". 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.
  16. ^ "TUF 27 Finale results: Montana De La Rosa turns tables on Rachael Ostovich for submission win". MMAjunkie. 2018-07-07. Retrieved 2019-02-11.
  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.
  19. ^ a b "UFC 234 bonuses: Israel Adesanya, Anderson Silva collect extra $50,000". MMA Junkie. Retrieved 2019-02-10.
  20. ^ "Andrea Lee vs. Montana De La Rosa targeted for UFC on ESPN+ 11 in June". MMA Junkie. 2019-04-08. Retrieved 2019-04-09.
  21. ^ Anderson, Jay (2019-06-22). "UFC Greenville Results: KGB Lee Puts On a Show Against Montana De La Rosa". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-06-23.
  22. ^ Jay Anderson (2019-11-23). "Montana De La Rosa vs. Mara Romero Borella set for February 15, 2020". 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.
  26. ^ Evanoff, Josh (2020-09-05). "UFC Vegas 9 Results: Viviane Araujo Bloodies Montana De La Rosa in Decision Win". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-09-06.
  27. ^ Farah Hannoun and Nolan King (2020-11-17). "With Maryna Moroz out, Montana De La Rosa steps in to face Taila Santos at UFC Fight Night on Dec. 5". Retrieved 2020-11-18.
  28. ^ Damon Martin and Guilherme Cruz (2020-12-05). "Montana De La Rosa vs. Taila Santos scrapped from UFC Vegas 16 card due to positive COVID-19 test". Retrieved 2020-12-05.
  29. ^ DNA, MMA (2021-01-01). "Montana De La Rosa treft Mayra Bueno Silva op 27 februari". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2021-01-01.
  30. ^ Anderson, Jay (2021-02-27). "UFC Vegas 20 Results: Fence Grab Costs Mayra Bueno Silva Win Against Montana De La Rosa". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-02-28.
  31. ^ DNA, MMA (2021-03-20). "Montana De La Rosa vs. Ariane Lipski toegevoegd aan UFC evenement op 5 juni". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2021-03-21.
  32. ^ Anderson, Jay (2021-06-05). "UFC Vegas 28 Results: Montana De La Rosa Pummels Ariane Lipski in TKO Win". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-06-06.
  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". 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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