UFC on FOX 20: Valentina Shevchenko Outscores Holly Holm
By FCF Staff
Many observers and fans predicted that Valentina Shevchenko was a dangerous fight for Holly Holm to take, and the bantamweight proved that was indeed the case at UFC on FOX 20.
Although Shevchenko never appeared to hurt or stun Holm, the decorated Muay Thai utilized various kicks and quick hands to outscore Holm throughout the bout. After the 25 minute main event. Shevchenko was awarded the unanimous decision win.
In the co-headliner, Edson Barboza demonstrated again why his leg kicks are amongst the best in MMA. The experienced striker punished the legs of Gilbert Melendez with thumping kicks, and was able to shut down any of the latter’s takedown attempts. Barboza was also awarded a UD win.
Here are the official results for UFC on FOX 20, which took place in Chicago.
Valentina Shevchenko def. Holly Holm via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)
Edson Barboza def. Gilbert Melendez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Francis Ngannou def. Bojan Mihajlovic via TKO (punches) R1, 1:34
Felice Herrig def. Kailin Curran via submission (rear-naked-choke) R1, 1:59
Eddie Wineland def. Frankie Saenz via TKO (punches) R3, 1:54
Darren Elkins def. Godofredo Pepey via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 30-26)
Kamaru Usman def.. Alexander Yakovlev via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-25)
Michel Prazeres def. J.C. Cottrell via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Alex Oliveira def. James Moontasri via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-25)
Jason Knight def. Jim Alers via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Luis Henrique def. Dmitrii Smoliakov via submission (rear-naked choke) R2, 3:58