UFC on FOX 20: Valentina Shevchenko vs. Holly Holm
UFC on Fox 20
UFC on Fox: Holm vs. Shevchenko (also known as UFC on Fox 20) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship held on July 23, 2016 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
The event was headlined by a women’s bantamweight bout between former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm and multiple-time Muay Thai world champion Valentina Shevchenko.
A bout between former UFC Light Heavyweight Championship challengers Anthony Johnson and Glover Teixeira was expected to serve as the co-main event. However, Johnson pulled out on June 18 to tend to personal issues. In turn, promotion officials elected to pull Teixeira from the card and the pairing was left intact and rescheduled to take place four weeks later at UFC 202.
Ryan LaFlare was expected to face Alexander Yakovlev at the event. However, LaFlare was removed from the fight in early June after sustaining an undisclosed injury and was replaced by The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians winner Kamaru Usman.
Tony Martin was expected to face Michel Prazeres at the event. However, Martin pulled out on July 6 due to a neck injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer J.C. Cottrell.
George Sullivan was expected to face Héctor Urbina, but was pulled from the event due to a “potential compliance issue” with the UFC’s anti-doping policy stemming from “voluntarily disclosed information” he provided to USADA. Urbina still weighed in as a potential backup opponent should there be a need for him to compete in another bout. Since that did not materialize, he will be re-booked for another card in the near future.
|Main Card (Fox)|
|Women’s Bantamweight||Valentina Shevchenko||def.||Holly Holm||Decision (unanimous) (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)||5||5:00|
|Lightweight||Edson Barboza||def.||Gilbert Melendez||Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)||3||5:00|
|Heavyweight||Francis Ngannou||def.||Bojan Mihajlović||TKO (punches)||1||1:34|
|Women’s Strawweight||Felice Herrig||def.||Kailin Curran||Submission (rear-naked choke)||1||1:59|
|Preliminary Card (Fox)|
|Bantamweight||Eddie Wineland||def.||Frankie Saenz||TKO (punches)||3||1:54|
|Featherweight||Darren Elkins||def.||Godofredo Pepey||Decision (unanimous) (29-27, 29-27, 30-26)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Kamaru Usman||def.||Alexander Yakovlev||Decision (unanimous) (30-25, 30-25, 30-25)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Michel Prazeres||def.||J.C. Cottrell||Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)||3||5:00|
|Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)|
|Welterweight||Alex Oliveira||def.||James Moontasri||Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-26, 30-25)||3||5:00|
|Featherweight||Jason Knight||def.||Jim Alers||Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)||3||5:00|
|Heavyweight||Luis Henrique||def.||Dmitry Smoliakov||Submission (rear-naked choke)|