Montana De La Rosa
|Montana De La Rosa|
February 14, 1995
Helena, Montana, United States
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Weight||125 lb (57 kg; 8 st 13 lb)|
|Reach||68 in (173 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Fort worth, Texas, United States|
|Team||Genesis Jiu Jitsu Azle |
Team Takedown (2014–2020)
Team Elevation (2020–present)
|Rank||Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|University||Tarrant County College|
|Spouse||Mark De La Rosa|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
De La Rosa was born in Helena, Montana, United States, but grew up in Azle, Texas. 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. However, as a teenage mom she quickly transferred back to Texas where she attends Tarrant County College, majoring in kinesiology, De La Rosa started training Brazilian jiu-jitsu after she graduated in 2013 and later transitioned to MMA.
Mixed martial arts career
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.
The Ultimate Fighter
In August 2017, it was announced that De La Rosa was one of the fighters featured on The Ultimate Fighter 26, UFC TV series, where the process to crown the UFC's inaugural 125-pound women's champion will take place. In the opening round, De La Rosa faced Ariel Beck and she won the fight D'Arce choke in round one. In the quarterfinals, she faced Nicco Montaño and lost the bout via unanimous decision.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
De La Rosa was scheduled to face Maryna Moroz on September 5, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 176. However, Moroz was forced to withdraw from the event due to visa issues and she was replaced by Viviane Araújo. De La Rosa lost the fight via unanimous decision.
De La Rosa was scheduled to face Taila Santos, replacing Maryna Moroz, on December 5, 2020 at UFC on ESPN 19. However, the fight was removed from the event after one of De La Rosa's cornermen tested positive for COVID-19.
De La Rosa was expected to face Maycee Barber on December 11, 2021 at UFC 269. 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.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Xtreme Fighting League
- Xtreme Fighting League Flyweight Championship (One time) vs. Kathina Lowe
- High school wrestling
- All-American (Three times)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|20 matches||12 wins||7 losses|
|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
|Exhibition record breakdown|
|2 matches||1 win||1 loss|
|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.|
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