After losing both of her 2022 PFL season bouts via split decision, Abigail Montes returns to the PFL SmartCage looking for the same kind of success she had with the PFL in 2021. There, Montes pulled off a huge upset with a split decision victory over Claressa Shields, the two-time Olympic boxing gold medalist and current undisputed women’s middleweight world champion in boxing.
Her opponent is Brandy Hester, a kickboxing and Muay Thai specialist making her professional MMA debut.
This will be a Showcase Bout at featherweight.
The two exchange early, with Hester seemingly getting the edge with her straight shots. Hester answers a Montes leg kick with a straight shot. Hester with a big leg kick. A missed one-two from Hester sees Montes take advantage with a takedown. Montes is able to get to Hester’s back and is looking to sink in the hooks.
Hester is able to get her back away from Montes, but Montes is able to lay in some heavy ground-and-pound until the referee steps in!
A nice first-round stoppage victory for Abigail Montes!
Abigail Montes def. Brandy Hester via first-round TKO (punches, 3:06)