An exciting women’s flyweight championship fight is headed to the Antel Arena in Montevido, Uruguay, on August 10.
Reigning women’s flyweight champion, Valentina Shevchenko (17-3), will take on flyweight contender Liz Carmouche (13-6) in the UFC on ESPN+ main event.
“Bullet” has only lost to two women in MMA and on August 10, she will get a chance to avenge one of those losses.
Prior to both fighter’s time in the UFC, Carmouche handed Shevchenko the first professional loss of her mixed martial arts career in 2010 for a promotion called C3 fights.
The loss came by way of TKO (doctor stoppage), after Carmouche landed an upkick that opened a gash on Shevchenko’s brow.
After competing in the bantamweight division, both fighters dropped down to a more natural weight class of 125 pounds when the option became available.
Carmouche has scored back-to-back victories since moving to flyweight with wins over Jennifer Maia and Lucie Pudilova.
In her own flyweight debut, Shevchenko ran through Priscila Cachoeira to land a championship match with Joanna for the then-vacant title. She recently defended that title at UFC 238 with a devastating head kick knockout over Jessica Eye.
Prior to being rebooked to face the champion in August, “Girlilla” was scheduled to face Roxanne Modafferi at UFC San Anotonio in July. Fortunately, Modafferi was not left without an opponent for long. She will rematch Jennifer Maia on the San Antonio fight card.
More to follow. Stay tuned.