UFC on FOX 20: Holly Holm vs. Valentina Shevchenko Full Fight Result, Recap, Replay

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UFC WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT: UFC Fox 20 Holly Holm vs. Valentina Shevchenko full fight result, recap, replay. former UFC champion Holly Holm 10 – 1 – 0 (Win – Loss – Draw) will look to bounce back against Valentina Shevchenko 12 – 2 – 0 (Win – Loss – Draw) in a key bantamweight contest.

Holly Holm and Valentina Shevchenko full fight

A Fighting has UFC on FOX 20 results for the Holm vs. Shevchenko fight card July 23, plus live coverage from Chicago, live blogs of the main card, and live UFC on FOX 20 twitter updates.

In the main event, former UFC champion Holly Holm will look to bounce back against Valentina Shevchenko in a key bantamweight contest. Gilbert Melendez returns from a year suspension after testing positive for PEDs and will try to get back on track against Edson Barboza in the co-main event.

Check out the UFC on FOX 20 results below.

Main card (FOX at 8 p.m. ET)

UFC on Fox 20 ‘Holm vs. Shevchenko’ Results: Play-by-Play & Updates.

Holly Holm vs. Valentina Shevchenko Full Fight Result

UFC RECAP ROUND 1

Rob Madrigal is the referee for tonight’s 135-pound main event, with judges Sal D’Amato, Brian Puccillo and Rick Winter scoring the bout at cageside. The southpaws circle one another in the center of the cage, both twitching and feinting, both landing leg kicks in the tense opening minute of the bout. Holm moves Shevchenko toward the fence with stomping low kicks and side kicks, but it’s Shevchenko landing a right hand as Holm steps into the pocket. Shevchenko puts another stiff right on Holm’s chin, but seconds later, Holm sends “Bullet” to the mat with an uppercut to the jaw. Shevchenko springs back to her feet and shakes off the knockdown, her nose reddened from Holm’s hands. Holm whiffs on a high kick, takes a chop on the lead leg and then a jab to the face as she tries to close the distance on the shorter woman. Shevchenko ducks under Holm’s next attack, bodylocks and trips her to the floor, but the former UFC titleholder jumps right back up. Now it’s Holm pressing Shevchenko against the fence with one minute on the clock, driving some hard knees into Shevchenko’s legs as time expires.

Judging Scoreboard

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Holm
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Holm
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Holm

 

UFC Recap Round 2:

There’s not much action through the first two minutes of the round, apart from the bantamweights trading low kicks and constantly feinting strikes. Suddenly, Shevchenko grabs hold of Holm and spins her against the cage, but Holm reverses and escapes. Shevchenko dodges a hard, straight right hand and bounces a spinning backfist off Holm’s raised mitt. Holm knocks her backward with a side kick to the stomach, but now Shevchenko comes back with an overhand left, then a hard low kick. It’s slow going down the stretch, with neither fighter really looking to seize control of what has been a very narrow round.

Judging Scoreboard

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Shevchenko
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Shevchenko
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Shevchenko

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UFC Recap Round 3:

Holm checks some early leg kicks from Shevchenko, who steps off to the side and lands a straight right on the back. Shevchenko lands a clean kick, comes over the top with another right hand, then gets hold of a Holm kick and sweeps her to the floor. Holm stands up immediately and spins Shevchenko’s back against the fence with over-unders. Holm is sporting a cut on the right eyebrow, but the blood doesn’t seem to be leaking into her eye. Shevchenko tries to separate by backing out, and Holm overcommits on her drive forward, allowing Shevchenko to sidestep and use the boxer’s momentum for a trip takedown. Shevchenko lands on top, now working from Holm’s half guard with more than two minutes remaining in the round. Holm’s left side is flush to the fence, preventing Shevchenko from mounting or throwing right hands. Shevchenko isn’t doing much on top, but she’s keeping Holm flat on her back as the final 90 seconds run off the clock. Holm’s eyebrow cut gets a little worse by the end of the round after Shevchenko drops a few elbows on it.

Judging Scoreboard

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Shevchenko
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Shevchenko
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Shevchenko

 

UFC Recap Round 4:

Holm’s corner has stemmed the bleeding from her right eyebrow, the cut on which was caused by an accidental clash of heads in the previous round. The bantamweights get off to another slow start, but Shevchenko begins to warm up after that, chopping at Holm’s lead leg and landing a right hand down the middle. Holm gives Shevchenko a leg kick, gets an angry chop in return. Shevchenko sticks her jab, comes over the top with a left and then backpedals away as Holm stomps forward. Holm is mostly shadowboxing this round, repeatedly pulling up short with her combinations. The ex-champ limp-legs out of a Shevchenko takedown attempt as they hit the last 90 seconds of the round. Shevchenko catches a kick and tries the single-leg again, still can’t get it. The strikers clash arms as both lean inside and throw punches over the top.
Sherdog Scores
Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Shevchenko
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Shevchenko
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Shevchenko

 

UFC Recap Round 5:

The final round begins in the same fashion as most of the others, with the fighters jabbing and circling for a solid minute, neither one quite finding the mark with anything but low kicks. Shevchenko’s kicks have reddened the right leg of Holm, but “The Preacher’s Daughter” stands firm as she denies a double-leg attempt, now two minutes into the period. Shevchenko lunges into range with another leg kick and gets popped with a jab for her trouble. Holm whiffs on an overhand left and takes a right cross on the grill. Body kick scores for Holm as they head into the final 90 seconds of the fight. Shevchenko dodges another Holm left and again makes her pay with a right hand. Inside the last minute, Shevchenko is still looking snappy, still whirling around on backfists and beating the slower Holm to the punch.

Judging Scoreboard:

Brian Knapp scores the round 10-9 Shevchenko (49-46 Shevchenko)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Shevchenko (49-46 Shevchenko)
Mike Sloan scores the round 10-9 Shevchenko (49-46 Shevchenko)

The Official Result

Valentina Shevchenko def. Holly Holm via Unanimous Decision

(49-46, 49-46, 49-46) R3 5:00

Undercard (FOX at 6 p.m. ET)
Frankie Saenz vs. Eddie Wineland
Darren Elkins vs. Godofredo Pepey
Kamaru Usman vs. Alexander Yakovlev
Michel Prazeres vs. J.C. Cottrell

Undercard (UFC Fight Pass at 4:30 p.m. ET)
Alex Oliviera vs. James Moontasri
Jim Alers vs. Jason Knight
Luis Henrique vs. Dmitry Smolyakov

 

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