UFC Fight Night 156 takes place Saturday at Antel Arena in Montevideo, Uruguay, where women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko defends her title in the main event against Liz Carmouche.
Shevchenko (17-3) is coming off a highlight-reel victory over Jessica Eye at UFC 238 where she won by head-kick knockout in the second round. “The Bullet” has won five of her last six fights.
Carmouche (13-6) has won four of her last five fights, including a unanimous decision victory over Lucie Pudilova at UFC Prague in February. The former bantamweight title challenger defeated Shevchenko by TKO (doctor stoppage) at C3 Fights in September 2010.
The co-feature pits a pair of explosive welterweights against each other, as Brazil’s Vicente Luque squares off against Mike Perry.
Luque (16-6-1) is 9-1 in his last 10 fights, his lone loss coming against top contender Leon Edwards at UFC Fight Night 107 in March 2017. The 27-year-old recorded all nine of those wins by stoppage.
Perry (13-4) is coming off a unanimous decision win over Alex Oliveira at UFC Fort Lauderdale in April. “Platinum” is 2-2 in his last four fights.
Here’s an updated look at the event.
- Valentina Shevchenko (c) vs. Liz Carmouche – flyweight title fight
- Vicente Luque vs. Mike Perry
- Humberto Bandenay vs. Luiz Eduardo Garagorri
- Volkan Oezdemir vs. Ilir Latifi
- Rodolfo Vieira vs. Oskar Piechota
- Enrique Barzola vs. Bobby Moffett
- Ciryl Gane vs. Raphael Pessoa Nunes
- Tecia Torres vs. Marina Rodriguez
- Rogerio Bontorin vs. Raulian Paiva
- Geraldo de Freitas vs. Chris Gutierrez
- Alex da Silva vs. Rodrigo Vargas
- Gilbert Burns vs. Alexey Kunchenko
- Veronica Macedo vs. Polyana Viana
Check out theScore’s coverage of UFC Uruguay below.
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Carmouche: Shevchenko ‘hasn’t evolved much’
UFC Pros Pick – Shevchenko vs. Carmouche
Luque on Perry: ‘One of us is going to knock each other out’
Oezdemir trained with Alistair Overeem for this camp
Gutierrez hasn’t seen son in 5 months due to custody battle
UFC Uruguay Preview with Adam Newsome
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