UFC on FOX 20 results: Holm vs. Shevchenko
UFC on FOX 20 from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois takes place today, July 23 beginning with preliminary bouts starting on UFC Fight Pass at 4:30 p.m. EST.
In the main event former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm went up against rising star and famed kickboxer, Valentina Shevchenko. The five-round affair was a very intriguing bout pitting two great kickboxers against one another. It would be Shevchenko that would have the upper hand and win a unanimous decision over the former champion.
In the co-main event former UFC lightweight title contender and Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez went up against Edson Barboza and it was the kicks of Barboza that ultimately slowed down Melendez and gave Barboza the nod on the judges’ scorecard.
Also, returning to the UFC octagon for the first time since April 2015, Felice Herrig defeated Kailin Curran in under two minutes via rear-naked choke.
Main Event – UFC women’s bantamweight fight
Valentina Shevchenko defeated Holly Holm via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)
FOX Main Card
Edson Barboza defeated Gilbert Melendez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Francis Ngannou defeated Bojan Mihajlovic via TKO – Round 1, 1:34
Felice Herrig defeated Kailin Curran via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 1:59
FOX Preliminary Bouts
Eddie Wineland defeated Frankie Saenz via TKO – Round 3, 1:54
Darren Elkins defeated Godofredo Pepey via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 30-26)
Kamaru Usman defeated Alexander Yakovlev via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-25)
Michel Prazeres defeated JC Cottrell via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
UFC FIGHT PASS Prelims
Alex Oliveira defeated James Moontasri via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-25)
Jason Knight defeated Jim Alers via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Luis Henrique defeated Dmitrii Smoliakov via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:58