UFC on Fox: Holm vs. Shevchenko

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UFC on Fox: Holm vs. Shevchenko
UFC on FOX 20.jpg
The poster for UFC on Fox: Holm vs. Shevchenko.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateJuly 23, 2016 (2016-07-23)
VenueUnited Center
CityChicago, Illinois
Total gate$1,000,000[1]
Event chronology
UFC Fight Night: McDonald vs. Lineker UFC on Fox: Holm vs. Shevchenko UFC 201: Lawler vs. Woodley

UFC on Fox: Holm vs. Shevchenko (also known as UFC on Fox 20) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship held on July 23, 2016, at United Center in Chicago, Illinois.[2]


The event was headlined by a women's bantamweight bout between former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm and multiple-time Muay Thai world champion Valentina Shevchenko.[3]

A bout between former UFC Light Heavyweight Championship challengers Anthony Johnson and Glover Teixeira was expected to serve as the co-main event. However, Johnson pulled out on June 18 to tend to personal issues.[4] In turn, promotion officials elected to pull Teixeira from the card and the pairing was left intact and rescheduled to take place four weeks later at UFC 202.[5][6][7]

Ryan LaFlare was expected to face Alexander Yakovlev at the event. However, LaFlare was removed from the fight in early June after sustaining an undisclosed injury and was replaced by The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians winner Kamaru Usman.[8]

Tony Martin was expected to face Michel Prazeres at the event. However, Martin pulled out on July 6 due to a neck injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer J.C. Cottrell.[9]

George Sullivan was expected to face Héctor Urbina, but was pulled from the event due to a "potential compliance issue" with the UFC's anti-doping policy stemming from "voluntarily disclosed information" he provided to USADA. Urbina still weighed in as a potential backup opponent should there be a need for him to compete in another bout. Since that did not materialize, he will be re-booked for another card in the near future.[10]


Main Card (Fox)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Women's Bantamweight Valentina Shevchenko def. Holly Holm Decision (unanimous) (49–46, 49–46, 49–46) 5 5:00
Lightweight Edson Barboza def. Gilbert Melendez Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Francis Ngannou def. Bojan Mihajlović TKO (punches) 1 1:34
Women's Strawweight Felice Herrig def. Kailin Curran Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 1:59
Preliminary Card (Fox)
Bantamweight Eddie Wineland def. Frankie Saenz TKO (punches) 3 1:54
Featherweight Darren Elkins def. Godofredo Pepey Decision (unanimous) (29–27, 29–27, 30–26) 3 5:00 [a]
Welterweight Kamaru Usman def. Alexander Yakovlev Decision (unanimous) (30–25, 30–25, 30–25) 3 5:00 [b]
Lightweight Michel Prazeres def. J.C. Cottrell Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Welterweight Alex Oliveira def. James Moontasri Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 30–26, 30–25) 3 5:00
Featherweight Jason Knight def. Jim Alers Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Luis Henrique def. Dmitry Smolyakov Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 3:58
  1. ^ Pepey was deducted 1 point in round 2 due to an illegal knee.
  2. ^ Yakovlev was deducted 1 point in round 1 due to grabbing the cage.


Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[12]

  • Fight of the Night: Jason Knight vs. Jim Alers
  • Performance of the Night: Felice Herrig and Eddie Wineland

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Staff (2016-07-23). "UFC on FOX 20 attendance: Event draws 10,287 for $1 million live gate". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  2. ^ Staff (2016-03-30). "UFC headed back to Chicago in July for UFC on FOX 20". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
  3. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2016-05-08). "Sioux Falls and Chicago headliners announced". ufc.com. Retrieved 2016-05-08.
  4. ^ Steven Marrocco and John Morgan (2016-06-18). "Anthony Johnson out of UFC on FOX 20 co-headliner with Glover Teixeira". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-06-18.
  5. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2016-06-23). "Glover Teixeira out of UFC on FOX 20". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-06-23.
  6. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2016-06-24). "Johnson-Teixeira off Chicago card". ufc.com. Retrieved 2016-06-24.
  7. ^ Thomas Myers (2016-06-27). "UFC 202 fight card gets Anthony Johnson vs. Glover Teixeira". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2016-06-27.
  8. ^ Chris Sosa (2016-06-03). "'Nigerian Nightmare' lands spot for UFC event at United Center". redeyechicago.com. Retrieved 2016-06-07.
  9. ^ Staff (2016-07-12). "Newcomer J.C. Cottrell in for Martin vs. Michel Prazeres at UFC on FOX 20 in Chicago". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-07-12.
  10. ^ Staff (2016-07-21). "George Sullivan pulled from UFC on FOX 20 for 'potential compliance issue' with anti-doping policy". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-07-21.
  11. ^ "UFC on Fox: Holm vs. Shevchenko". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
  12. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2016-07-23). "UFC on Fox 20 bonuses: Herrig, Wineland, Knight, Alers receive $50K". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-07-23.