Valentina Shevchenko both defended her UFC female flyweight title and earned a little revenge for a previous loss Saturday night at UFC Fight Night: Uruguay. The event marked the debut for the Octagon in the country, with the entire fight card streaming live on ESPN+.
Shevchenko, who claimed the vacant belt late last year, won all five rounds on all three scorecards vs. Liz Carmouche for her second title defense. Back in 2010, Carmouche – who challenged Ronda Rousey for the UFC title in the first female championship match in the Octagon – claimed a second round TKO victory over Shevchenko. That remains the lone stoppage loss in the career of the champion.
Vicente Luque pulled out a split decision win over Mike Perry in the co-main event, with Uruguay’s own Luiz Eduardo Garagorri earning a decision over Humberto Bandenay. Volkan Oezdemir, a previous UFC title challenger, knocked out Ilir Latifi, with both Rodolfo Vieira and Enrique Barzola also claiming victories.
Complete results are below:
* Valentina Shevchenko def. Liz Carmouche via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) to remain UFC female flyweight champion
* Vicente Luque def. Mike Perry via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
* Luiz Eduardo Garagorri def. Humberto Bandenay via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
* Volkan Oezdemir def. Ilir Latifi via KO (strike) at 4:31 of Round 2
* Rodolfo Vieira def. Oskar Piechota via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 4:26 of Round 2
* Enrique Barzola def. Bobby Moffett via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
* Gilbert Burns def. Alexey Kunchenko via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
* Ciryl Gane def. Raphael Pessoa Nunes via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 4:12 of Round 1
* Marina Rodriguez def. Tecia Torres via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
* Rogerio Bontorin def. Raulian Paiva Franzao via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) at 2:56 of Round 1
* Chris Gutierrez def. Geraldo de Freita via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)
* Alex da Silva Coelho def. Rodrigo Vargas via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
* Veronica Macedo def. Polyana Viana via submission (armbar) at 1:09 of Round 1