Michelle Montague has a decorated grappling background, with a speciality in wrestling and being a former multi-time national Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion in her native New Zealand. Montague has scored submissions in all four of her pro fights thus far, three of which have come in the PFL. Montague last fought in a Showcase bout during the PFL Playoffs in August, submitting Abigail Montes.


Karolina Sobek also has a wrestling background, with a speciality in submission grappling. The Poland native has scored three of her four victories as a pro thus far via scarf hold armlock. Sobek is 0-2 in the PFL, last competing a year ago and losing to Aspen Ladd.


Which women's featherweight fighter will come out on top in this battle of Bellator debutants?



Round 1


The two high-five in the center. Both throw jabs. Montague with a low kick. Sobek with a one-two to answer. Montague with another low kick, and Sobek gives another small flurry. Montague with a couple of hooks that land before shooting in for a takedown. Sobek looks to use the fence, but Montague uses her strength to get her down. Sobek gets back up, but Montague has her back. Montague with a solid knee to the head. Montague lands a couple of knees to the leg, but Sobek resists the lift attempts. Montague manages to get Sobek down, and she’s looking to get the hooks in.


A few shots from Montague before she locks in a rear-naked choke. Montague gets the submission!



Michelle Montague continues her submission streak, and perhaps future opportunities will come her way!





Michelle Montague def. Karolina Sobek via first-round submission (rear-naked choke, 2:41)