EXCLUSIVE: Montana De La Rosa Talks UFC Debut Win, Future Weight Division, Hopeful Return Date


Montana De La Rosa arrived in the UFC with a bang last week, securing a win at the TUF 26 Finale over Christina Marks via armbar.

However, the 22 year old De La Rosa was quick to return to training, getting back in the gym just days after her victory. She told Fightful.com's James Lynch that while she didn't hit training too hard, she was already looking for areas she could improve at. 

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"I went right back to training Monday. I did some wrestling and sparred a little bit. Nothing too crazy, just moved around. I feel fine, so I'm ready to get back in there. I'm not 100 percent satisfied with everything I did in the cage, so I just want to better myself and get back to the belt," De La Rosa said.

With a swift recovery after the fight, De La Rosa also is hoping that she can head back to the Octagon in short order as well.

"I'm hoping maybe February. I don't want to take too long. I'd like to get in there, and speed up this contract, and make as much money as I can," De La Rosa said before noting she was staying at Flyweight for the time being. 

In the full interview, Montana De La Rosa (8-4) discusses her first-round submission victory over Christina Marks (8-8) at The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale on Dec. 1. Montana also talks about how she celebrated after the win, her daughter competing in wrestling, staying at flyweight and why she wants to fight on the UFC Austin card. 


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