She’ll be facing fellow rookie Kenia Rosas (0-0-0) at strawweight. Fight fans are wondering if she can successfully make the transition to mixed martial arts.
All eyes are on Dern. But in case you were wondering how the champ Amanda Nunes is doing:
— Amanda Nunes (@Amanda_Leoa) July 12, 2016
It’s fight week!
Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm (10-1-0) returns to face rising star Valentina Shevchenko (12-2-0) this weekend at UFC on FOX 20 in Chicago. Holm is favoured to win, but there’s been so many upsets lately. This is a golden opportunity for the Bullet to make a name for herself.
Holm, who won the ESPN Espy Award for best upset of the year, is the bigger fighter with the reach and leg advantages.
— UFC (@ufc) July 14, 2016
It will be up to Shevchenko and her camp to figure out how to go about getting into range.
I’m sure Valentina will be prepared. The Windy City is a nice place to visit, but there is business to take care of.
— Valentina Shevchenko (@BulletValentina) July 18, 2016
Holm is looking to get back on track towards a rematch with the champion.
Felice Herrig (10-6-0), who hasn’t fought since April of 2015 in a loss to Paige VanZant, takes on Kailin Curran (4-2-0) at UFC on FOX 20. Curran is coming off a win or Emily Kagan at UFC Fight Night 80.
— Keanu Asing (@Keanu_Asing) July 14, 2016
Curran will enjoy a slight 1-inch leg reach advantage. Everything else is pretty much identical.
The defending UFC women’s strawweight champion of the world:
— Joanna Jedrzejczyk (@joannamma) July 11, 2016
See you next week!