The Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to Chicago on Saturday for UFC on FOX 20: Holm vs. Shevchenko.
This was the promotion’s fifth UFC on FOX event in the Windy City. Headlined by a bantamweight battle between Holly Holm and Valentina Shevchenko, the fight card drew 10,287 fans to the United Center, producing a gate of $1 million, according to Dave Sholler, UFC Vice President of Public Relations.
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Holm and Shevchenko were each coming off of a loss heading into the fight, but it would be Shevchenko that began to right the ship.
While both women are accomplished strikers, Shevchenko’s blend of kickboxing led her to a five-round unanimous-decision victory over the former UFC bantamweight champion.
Shevchenko’s only loss in the Octagon was to current champion Amanda Nunes, so she’s hoping that the victory helps lead her to a rematch, this time with the belt on the line.