Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm is slated to return in the main event of UFC on FOX 20 against Valentina Shevchenko and a key light heavyweight bout is also in the works for the July event in Chicago with Anthony Johnson meeting Glover Teixeira.
Both potential fight bookings were mentioned during Wednesday night’s edition of UFC Tonight on FS1 and both fights have not been officially announced by the UFC at this time.
UFC on FOX 20 will come from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois on July 23 and ticket information is expected to be announced shortly by the UFC.
Holm (10-1) lost the UFC women’s bantamweight title in March as she was submitted by Miesha Tate in the fifth round. It was her first title defense since defeating Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 and she is 3-1 in the UFC. Shevchenko (12-2) will also enter this fight following a defeat as she lost to Amanda Nunes at UFC 196 by unanimous decision. The defeat snapped a five fight winning streak and she is 1-1 in the UFC.
Johnson (21-5) has won back to back fights since losing to Daniel Cormier for the vacant UFC light heavyweight title. He is 11-1 in his last twelve fights and his last four wins have come by TKO/KO. Teixeira (25-4) is currently on a three fight winning streak and is coming off a knockout win against Rashad Evans. During his winning streak, all of the wins have come by stoppage and he has won a fight night bonus in two of the three fights.
The current UFC on FOX 20 fight card is below.
Holly Holm (10-1) vs. Valentina Shevchenko (12-2)
Anthony Johnson (21-5) vs. Glover Teixeira (25-4)
Edson Barboza (17-4) vs. Gilbert Melendez (22-5)
Ryan LaFlare (12-1) vs. Alexander Yakovlev (23-6-1)
Hector Urbina (25-9) vs. George Sullivan (17-5)
Alex Oliveira (13-3-1) vs. James Moontasri (9-3)
Luis Henrique (8-2) vs. Dmitry Smolyakov (8-0)
Felice Herrig (10-6) vs. Kailin Curran (4-2)
Eddie Wineland (21-11-1) vs. Frankie Saenz (11-3)