The UFC’s debut in Uruguay has come to an end and in the main event, it was Valentina Shevchenko successfully defending the UFC Women’s Flyweight Title against Liz Carmouche by unanimous decision. Shevchenko dominated a fight that was mostly contested on the feet, but the champion also showed a solid ground game in the later rounds.
Here are highlights of the fights final round, provided by the live coverage from Fightful:
UFC Women’s Flyweight Championship
Valentina Shevchenko (c) vs. #3 Liz Carmouche
Round Five: The round begins with the fighters exchanging high kicks, Shevchenko and Carmouche exchange some leg kicks. Carmouche looks for a takedown and Shevchenko defends by landing some strikes, Carmouche rolls and Shevchenko gains top control. Shevchenko attacks Carmouche with some ground and pound, Shevchenko gains the half guard against Carmouche. Shevchenko attacks Carmouche with some more ground and pound, Shevchenko keeps top position against Carmouche as the round ends.
Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Shevchenko (Final Score: 49-46 for Shevchenko)
Official Result: Valentina Shevchenko def. #3 Liz Carmouche by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) to retain the title
Shevchenko would call out two division UFC champion Amanda Nunes after the bout, potentially setting the stage for a third encounter between them.