Mixed martial artist Nicco Montaño makes visit to Wrangell

A mixed martial artist who was the inaugural flyweight champion on a 2017 television show - and made history as the first American Native woman Ultimate Fighting Championship title holder - punched in a short visit to Wrangell in February.

The purple-belt jiu jitsu holder, who was in town to visit a friend, made a surprise drop-in on a Wrangell class Feb. 16 without telling the participants who she was, at first.

"Normally, it's been Victoria Carney and I," Wrangell jiu jitsu instructor Matt Nore said Feb. 22. "Victoria said, 'Oh, have you ever done jiu jitsu before?' And she said, 'I'm a purp...

 

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