Valentina Shevchenko (R) and Holly Holm (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

UFC on Fox 20 Results: Shevchenko Upsets Holm, Barboza Chops Down Melendez

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