The UFC Women’s Flyweight Title is on the line as the promotion is in Uruguay for the first time.
Antel Arena in Montevideo, Uruguay is the host for UFC Fight Night 156 or UFC on ESPN+ 14, if you will.
Champion, Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko is a perfect 3-0 at 125 lbs. The “Bullet” debut at Flyweight submitting Priscilla Cachoeira by tear baked choke. At UFC 231 Shevchenko took possession of the vacant Flyweight Title, defeating Joanna Jedrzejczyk by unanimous decision. Just over 2 months ago at UFC 238, Shevchenko made her first title defense knocking out Jessica Eye with a head kick. Carmouche will challenge for a UFC title for the 2nd time, losing to Ronda Rousey in the first ever women’s fight in UFC history at IFC 157. The “Girl-Rilla” earned this opportunity following decision wins over Jennifer Maia & Lucia Pudilova.
ESPN+ Main Card
- Women’s Flyweight: (Still Champ) Valentina Shevchenko (18-3) def. Liz Carmouche (13-6) by (50-45 x3) unanimous decision
- Welterweight: Vicente Luque (17-6-1) def. Mike Perry (13-5) by (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) split decision
- Featherweight: Eduardo Garagorri (13-0) def. Humberto Bandenay (14-7) by (30-27 x3) unanimous decision
- Light Heavyweight: Volkan Oezdemir (16-4) def. Ilir Latifi (14-7) by KO (punches) 4:31 R2
- Middleweight: Rodolfo Vieira (6-0) def. Oskar Piechota (11-2-1) by submission (arm triangle choke) 4:26 R2
- Featherweight: Enrique Barzola (16-4-1) def. Bobby Moffett (14-5) by (28-29, 30-27, 29-28) split decision
- Welterweight: Gilbert Burns (16-3) def. Aleksei Kunchenko (20-1) by (29-28 x3) unanimous decision
- Heavyweight: Ciryl Gane (4-0) def. Raphael Pessoa (9-1) by submission (arm triangle choke) 4:12 R1
- Women’s Strawweight: Marina Rodriguez (11-0-1) vs. Tecia Torres (10-5) by (30-26, 30-27 x2) unanimous decision
- Flyweight: Rogerio Bontorin (16-1) def. Raulian Paiva (18-3) by TKO (Dr. Stoppage/ cut) 2:56 R1
- Bantamweight: Chris Gutierrez (14-3-1) def. Geraldo de Freitas (12-5) by (29-28, 27-30, 29-28) split decision
- Lightweight: Alex da Silva (21-2) def. Kazula Vargas (11-3) by (30-27 x3) unanimous decision
- Women’s Flyweight: Veronica Macedo (6-3-1) def. Polyana Viana (10-4) by submission (armbar) 1:09 R1