TMT UFC fighter Valentina Shevchenko is taking on former UFC bantamweight champion Holly Holm in the main event of the upcoming FOX UFC Fight Night July 23rd.
Holm will look to get back into title contention after losing the belt to Miesha Tate at UFC 196 in March.
It appeared Holm was on track for a decision victory over Tate during the five round bout, but a mistake late in the final five minutes cost her dearly as the veteran bantamweight got the fight to the ground and sunk in a rear naked choke to get the finish.
Shevchenko made an impressive debut with a victory over former Strikeforce champion Sarah Kaufman, but then fall by decision to current No. 1 contender Amanda Nunes. Shevchenko is considered one of the best strikers in the 135-pound women’s division, but she’ll be going up against a former champion in Holm in the new main event just announced for the card in Chicago.
The upcoming show on July 23 will feature several other top fights including Anthony “Rumble” Johnson against Glover Teixeira as well as Edson Barboza facing Gilbert Melendez in a lightweight match-up.