Roxanne Modafferi earns a dominant win over Shana Dobson on The Ultimate Fighter 26

Roxanne Modafferi earns a TKO win over Shana Dobson in the first fight on The Ultimate Fighter 26

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- I was fine.

[APPLAUSE]

[MUSIC PLAYING]

REFEREE: Fight.

- In round one, Shana came out tried to take control, keeping her distance and hitting Roxanne with some really nice shots.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

She was getting in there, landing some shots, moving, and really giving Roxanne no chance for a takedown.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

- Close that distance.

- Then Shannon hit her with a big right hand and rocked her a little bit.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

But Roxanne maintained her composure. She shot in and took the fight to the ground where she wants it.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

- That's where Roxanne thrives, is, on the ground, on the [INAUDIBLE]. Great job. You're doing fantastic, Rox. And was landing some means elbows some mean Ground and Pound. Yes! Great elbows.

- I think the ref gave Shana some time to see if she had the ability to escape.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

- Get to your side, Shana.

- Roxanne had Shana in the full mount and was raining elbows down on top of her.

[MUSIC PLAYING]

And Shana tried to escape, but you're not getting out of Roxanne's mount. And when she started to not intelligently defend herself, the ref stopped the fight. Very, very impressive win for Roxanne. And she sent a message to everybody-- I am the number one seed for a reason. And she moves on to the next round.

- Winner, TKO due to strikes, Roxy.

[APPLAUSE]

- I'm so happy. She was our first pick. We put a lot of confidence in her and a lot of trust by giving her that first fight.

[MUSIC PLAYING] And she nailed it.

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