Nicco Montano is not a name to ignore in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). She is a popular mixed martial artist whose skills have been used in various flyweight competitions. Nicco, who has a good record on the podium in her short time on the sport, is constantly making efforts to reach greater heights. She is known for her tactful movements, which have earned her several championships in the ring. Apart from her life as a fighter, there is much more to know about her. To dwell on these facts, we would start with the frequently asked question:
Who is Nicco Montano? Bio (Age)
She was born on December 16, 1988, in LeChee, Arizona. As a child, Montano was quite strong, although she did not show much interest in martial arts. She attended Chinle High School, which she graduated in 2006, before going to ASU College in Mesa. Montano did not finish the school, she left the institution for Dine College in Tasaile. After spending little time there, she left the school and went to Fort Lewis College in Colorado.
Little by little Nicco developed an interest in martial arts and enrolled at the Durango Martial Arts Academy in Colorado. There she exceeded expectations as she unfolded her hidden martial and fighting skills. She did not stop there, Montano continued with martial arts until she discovered her interest in boxing. She tried her hand at boxing and was really good at it. Montano was indeed destined to become a fighter; in boxing, she also turned her attention to Japanese Jiu-Jitsu.
Seeing that she was good in all martial arts, she eventually graduated as a fighter in mixed martial arts. Nicco began her career in mixed martial arts in 2013 as an amateur and fought her way through the competition with 5-0 victories over her opponents. Nicco continued to gain popularity as an amateur until she entered professional martial arts in 2015. She made her debut in November 2015 when she competed against well-known female fighters in the martial arts.
The mixed martial artist fought for the title of King of The Cage and won the KOTC’s Women’s Flyweight Championship. After a 3:2 victory, she started fighting on The Ultimate Fighter platform, where she fought with other mixed martial artists in 2017. In August 2017 Montano fought for the first time on “The Ultimate Fighter; New World Champion”. She won her fight against Lauren Murphy after two rounds of fighting, then went on to fight Montana Stewart in the quarter-finals and won as well. Nicco Montano fought Barb Honchak, a former Invicta FC flyweight champion, in the semi-final and won the fight after three rounds.
At the Ultimate Fighting Championship in December 2017, Montano faced Roxanne Modafferi, who replaced Sijara Eubanks, who left the competition due to kidney failure. Montano emerged as the winner of the tournament and took the UFC title in the women’s flyweight category and the Fight of the Night bonus.
Her Net Worth
Nicco Montano earns a lot of money with her combat missions. The UFC champion took home a whopping $100,000 after the Ultimate Fighter26 final. The mixed martial arts fighter is aiming for greater heights while continuing to fight her way to the top. Her exact net worth has not yet been revealed, but she is doing well as one of the best in this sport, which naturally puts more money in her pocket.
Family – Parents, Siblings
She was born of her parents, her father Frankie Montano, and a mother whose name is not known. For the fighter, whose father is a boxer and boxing coach, it must have been a question of inheritance. Nicco was raised by her mother in the Navajo Nation, where her mother’s family lives. Her father, on the other hand, lived in Farmington, and Nicco did not see him very often. Frankie Montano was also a supporter who spent most of his time at the gym.
When she was growing up, Nicco wasn’t so much interested in fighting, but her father let her go to the gym and she hit the bags and gloves. Montano thought it was all over after her father died in 2006 until she enrolled in jiu-jitsu training at Farmington and Four Corners MMA. Her cover was blown immediately when she was discovered to be Frankie’s daughter and she found herself following in her father’s footsteps.
Her Body Measurements – Height, Weight
Nicco Montano has a body that fits her career. She stands at a height of 165 cm (5ft 5in), which is in good proportion to her weight of 57 kg (125 lbs). This mixed martial artist is known for her robust endurance, which supports her fast movements in the ring.