On Saturday, July 23, the UFC hosted UFC on Fox 20: Holm vs. Shevchenko from the United Center in Chicago.
In the night’s main event, former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm took on fellow striking specialist Valentina Shevchenko. Holm was looking to rebound from a fifth-round submission loss to Miesha Tate at UFC 196 in March. Prior to that, the former world champion boxer had finished seven of her 10 wins via knockout. Shevchenko, meanwhile, also looked to bounce back from a loss at UFC 196, as she fell on the scorecards to current champion Amanda Nunes. The 28-year-old Kyrgyzstan native had finished nine of her 12 career wins, including five via submission.
The co-main event featured former title challenger Gilbert Melendez against Brazilian Edson Barboza.
The 11-fight event kicked off Saturday with three preliminary card bouts streaming live on UFC Fight Pass at 4:30 p.m. ET. Four additional preliminary card bouts aired live on Fox at 6 p.m. ET, with the four-fight main card taking place at 8 p.m. ET, also on Fox.
Valentina Shevchenko def. Holly Holm by unanimous decision (49-46 x 3)
Edson Barboza def. Gilbert Melendez by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Francis Ngannou def. Bojan Mihajlovic by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 1:34.
Felice Herrig def. Kailin Curran by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 1:59
Eddie Wineland def. Frankie Saenz by TKO (strikes). Round 3, 1:54
Darren Elkins def. Godofredo Pepey by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 30-26)
Kamaru Usman def. Alexander Yakovlev by unanimous decision (30-25 x3)
Michel Prazeres def. J.C. Cottrell by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Alex Oliveira def. James Moontasri by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-25)
Jason Knight def. Jim Alers by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Luis Henrique def. Dmitrii Smolyakov by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 3:58
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