Nicco Montano is not a name to disregard in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). She is a popular mixed martial artist whose skills have taken to various competitions in the flyweight division. Nicco who has maintained a good record within her short period on the platform never ceases to put in more efforts to attain greater heights. She is known for her tactful moves which have earned her a few championships in the ring. Apart from her life as a fighter, there is a lot more to know about her. To dwell on these facts we would be starting 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 pretty strong although she did not exhibit so much interest in martial arts. She attended Chinle High School where she graduated in 2006 before proceeding to ASU college, Mesa. Montano did not finish in the school, she left the institution for Dine College in Tasaile. After spending little time there, she left again and moved to Fort Lewis College in Colorado.
Gradually developing an interest in martial arts, Nicco enrolled into Durango Martial Arts Academy in Colorado. There she exceeded expectations as she unleashed her hidden fighting and combat skills. She didn’t stop there, Montano continued with martial arts until she discovered her interest in boxing. She dabbled in boxing and was really good at it. Montano was indeed destined to be a fighter; while in the sports of boxing, she also tilted her attention towards Japanese jiu-jitsu.
Seeing that she was good at all combat oriented sports, she eventually majored as a mixed martial arts fighter. Starting her career in mixed martial arts in 2013, Nicco began as an amateur and fought through 5-0 wins against her opponents. Nicco continued gaining popularity as an amateur until 2015 when she stepped into professional martial arts. She made her debut in November 2015 when she competed with notable fighters in the combat sports.
The mixed martial artist fought for the King of The Cage title and bagged the KOTC’s Women’s Flyweight Championship. After recording a 3-2 win she started fighting on The Ultimate Fighter platform where she battled with other mixed martial artists in 2017. Montano fought at ‘The Ultimate Fighter; New World Champion’ for the first time in August 2017. She won her fight against Lauren Murphy after two rounds of combat, she then moved on to face off with Montana Stewart in the quarterfinals and also won. Nicco Montano fought in the semifinals against Barb Honchak a former Invicta FC Flyweight Champion and won the bout 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 a kidney failure. Montano came out victorious and clinched the UFC women’s Flyweight Championship title, as well as the Fight of the Night bonus.
Her Net Worth
Nicco Montano earns a lot of money from her fighting stints. The UFC champion took along with her a whopping $100,000 after the Ultimate Fighter26 finale. The mixed martial arts fighter aims for greater heights as she continues to fight her way to the top. Her exact net worth has not yet been disclosed, but she is coming through well as one of the bets in the sports and this will, of course, put more money in her pocket.
Family – Parents, Siblings
She was born to her parents; Frankie Montano her father, and a mother whose name is not known. It must have been a matter of heredity for the fighter whose father is a boxer and boxing coach. Nicco was raised by her mother in the Navajo Nation where her mother’s family reside. Her father, on the other hand, lived in Farmington and Nicco didn’t get to see him often. Frankie Montano was also a promoter who spent most of his time at the gym.
Growing up; although Nicco was not so keen on fighting, her father would make her tag along to the gym and she would hit the bags and mitts. Montano thought it had all ended after her father’s death in 2006 until she enrolled in Jiu-Jitsu training at Farmington and Four Corners MMA. Her cover was blown immediately it was discovered she was Frankie’s daughter and she found herself following in the footsteps of her father.
Her Body Measurements – Height, Weight
Nicco Montano has got a body that suits her career. She stands at a height of 5ft 5in (165 cm) which is quite proportional to her weight of 125 lbs (57 kg). The mixed martial artist is known for her sturdy stamina which supports her swift moves on the ring.