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The Ultimate Fighter 26, Episode 1 Recap: Quest For Gold

The 26th edition of The Ultimate Fighter debuted Wednesday night on FOX Sports 1, as 16 fighters were selected to compete for the inaugural UFC female flyweight title.

Roxanne Modafferi, a veteran of TUF and the UFC, earned the No. 1 seed, while former Invicta FC champion Barb Honchak was tabbed the No. 2 seed in the tournament draw.

Modafferi, selected by Justin Gaethje, competed on the first episode, defeating Shana Dobson, who was coached by Eddie Alvarez. She picked up a first round TKO victory.

The other matchups for the first round are below:

Bracket A

No. 8 Emily Whitmire (Team Gaethje) vs. No. 9 Christina Marks (Team Alvarez)

No. 5 Maia Stevenson (Gaethje) vs. No. 12 Sijara Eubanks (Alvarez)

No. 4 DeAnna Bennett (Alvarez) vs. No. 13 Karine Gevorgyan (Gaethje)

Bracket B

No. 2 Barb Honchak (Alvarez) vs. No. 15 Gillian Robertson (Gaethje)

No. 7 Melinda Fabian (Alvarez) vs. No. 10 Rachael Ostovich (Gaethje)

No. 6 Montana Stewart (Gaethje) vs. No. 11 Ariel Beck (Alvarez)

No. 3 Lauren Murphy (Alvarez) vs. No. 14 Nicco Montano (Gaethje)