Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Women’s Bantamweight champion, Holly Holm — currently ranked the No. 2 contender in the division — will return to the Octagon to fight Valentina Shevchenko at UFC on FOX 20, a broadcast network-televised event that will take place inside United Center in Chicago, Ill., on Saturday night (July 20, 2016).
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Holm has been itching to get back in the cage since her late-round submission loss to Miesha Tate at UFC 196. “Preacher’s Daughter” controlled a majority of the bout and likely would have earned a decision if she didn’t get strangled unconscious in the fifth and final round.
A win this weekend could earn her a rematch — or a shot at current division titleholder Amanda Nunes.
Shevchenko most recently dropped a decision to Nunes at UFC 196. “Bullet” is currently ranked No. 7 at 135 pounds but has just one other appearance inside the Octagon, a split decision win over Sarah Kaufman at UFC on FOX 17 in Dec. 2015.
Check out their “Road to the Octagon” video above and for a closer look at the Lightweight showdown between Edson Barboza vs, Gilbert Melendez, as well as thestrawweight curtain-jerker between Kailin Curran and Felice Herrig, see below.
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