UFC Uruguay Live Results
Back in 2010, two fighters were starting out their careers. Liz Carmouche, then 5-0, beat the young Valentina Shevchenko via TKO, ending her seven-fight streak. Times and changed and now they both meet again, with Shevchenko as the UFC Women’s Flyweight Champion looking to get even. UFC Fight Night 156 takes place inside the Antel Arena in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Shevchenko (17-3) is looking for her third win in a row while also trying for her second successful title defense. Beating Joanna Jędrzejczyk for the vacant title back at UFC 231, Valentina returned to the octagon to face Jessica Eye at UFC 238 in June. She won the bout via second-round KO. 5-1 in her last six fights, a Valentina win could prove she is one of the best the UFC has to offer.
Both have had different runs in MMA since their last bout. Carmouche (13-6), originally a bantamweight contender, unsuccessfully challenged Ronda Rousey for the UFC’s Women’s Bantamweight Title and Marloes Coenen for the Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Title. She is on a two-fight win streak, beating Lucie Pudilova via unanimous decision back in February. 4-1 in her last five, a Carmouche win can result in a 2-0 record against Valentina plus her first taste of MMA gold.
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Main Card, ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET
Valentina Shevchenko (c) def. Liz Carmouche via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 5-45)- UFC Women’s Flyweight Title
Vicente Luque def. Mike Perry via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Luiz Eduardo Garagorri def. Humberto Bandenay via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Volkan Oezdimir def. Ilir Latifi via KO (4:30 into round two)
Rodolfo Viera def. Oskar Piechota via arm triangle submission (4:26 into the second round)
Enrique Barzola def. Bobby Moffett via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Preliminary Card (ESPN, 5 p.m. ET)
Gilbert Burns def. Alexey Kunchenko via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Ciryl Gane def Raphael Pessoa Nunes via arm triangle submission (4:12 into round one)
Rogerio Bontorin def Raulian Paiva via TKO (2:56 into round one)
Marina Rodriguez def. Tecia Torres via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Chris Gutierrez def. Geraldo de Freitas via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)
Alex de Silva def. Rodrigo Vargas via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Polyana Viana def. Veronica Macedo via armbar submission (1:09 into the first round)
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