UFC Fight Night 156: Valentina Shevchenko vs Liz Carmouche 2

The UFC’s first event in Montevideo, Uruguay has not been without its struggles. Women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko will face challenger Liz Carmouche in the main event of a Fight Night card that saw four fights (so far!) less than a month out from the event. The main event fight will be a rematch of their September 2010 bout in which Shevchenko won via doctor’s stoppage TKO. The co-main event will pit up-and-coming welterweight against everyone’s favorite loudmouth “Platinum” Mike Perry. The event takes place this Saturday, August 10 and the main card goes live at 8 PM Eastern time. Fans can watch live on ESPN+, TSN, and UFC Fight Pass.

How to Watch

Where: Antel Arena – Montevideo, Uruguay

When: Saturday, August 10, 8 PM EST

How (TV): ESPN+, TSN, UFC Fight Pass

Valentina Shevchenko vs. Liz Carmouche – Women’s flyweight division

A lot has changed since these two women last stepped into the cage together on September 30, 2010. On that day, under the C3 Fights banner, Liz Carmouche defeated Valentina Shevchenko by a doctor stoppage TKO – handing Valentina her first professional loss in mixed martial arts. Nine years later and Shevchenko is now the women’s flyweight champion, losing to only one other fighter over that time while Carmouche has traded wins and losses. Although she holds a win over Shevchenko on paper, it should be expected that she will be the biggest underdog on the card; as is the case with most of Shevchenko’s opponents these days.

Champion Valentina Shevchenko, 31, is on a three-fight winning streak since losing a controversial split-decision to women’s bantamweight and featherweight champion Amanda Nunes. Her last fight was at UFC 238 on June 8 against Jessica Eye. Shevchenko dominated the fight and eventually ended it in the second round with a vicious head kick knockout. She was awarded performance of the night bonus.

”Bullet” stands at 5 feet, 5 inches tall and has a reach of 67 inches. The southpaw fighter works under trainer Pavel Fedotov at Tiger Muay Thai. She has a second-dan black belt and a master of sport in taekwondo, a master of sport in kickboxing, muay thai, and boxing, and a black belt in judo. She has a pro boxing record of 2-0 and a pro kickboxing record of 57-2. The UFC has her ranked number-13 in the pound-for-pound rankings.

Liz Carmouche, 35, is 4-1 in her last five fights, winning two in a row before dropping a fight to Alexis Davis in 2017. She won her next two in a row including her latest fight that was on February 23. There she fought Lucie Pudilova and won by unanimous decision. She has not finished an opponent since 2013 where she TKO’d now strawweight champion Jessica Andrade.

”Girl-Rilla” (yes, that’s real) stands once inch taller than the champion at 5 feet, 6 inches tall. She gives up one inch of reach, however. The American fights out of San Diego with trainer Manolo Hernandez and Team Hurricane Awesome. She has a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and a yellow belt in American Kenpo. She has been active in MMA since 2010 and is currently ranked third in the women’s flyweight rankings.

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Valentina Shevchenko vs. Liz Carmouche – Odds

SportsbookValentina ShevchenkoLiz CarmoucheLink
888Sport NJ-1000+650
BetStars NJ-1100+700

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Vicente Luque (16-6-1) vs. Mike Perry – Welterweight division

Vicente Luque, 27, currently finds himself on a five-fight winning streak. His last loss came on March 18, 2017, against top-five contender Leon Edwards. Luque’s last fight was on May 18 in Rochester, New York where he fought Derrick Krantz. Luque defeated Krantz by first-round TKO. During his winning streak, Luque has defeated other top fighters such as Bryan Barberena and Niko Price.

”The Silent Assassin” stands at 5 feet, 11 inches tall. He has a 75.5-inch reach. Born in New Jersey, the American-Brazilian fights out of Brazil and trains with gyms such as Cerrado MMA and Hard Knocks 365. He has been active since 2009 and has a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and a purple belt in lita luvre. He has two performance of the night bonuses and one fight of the night bonus in the UFC. He is currently ranked at number-15 in the welterweight rankings.

Mike Perry, 27, has been on a rather tough go lately in the UFC. Unlike Luque, Perry has gone 2-3 in his last five fights. His last fight came on April 27 against Charles Oliveria. Perry pulled off the unanimous decision victory and the fight was awarded fight of the night. Prior to that, Perry had lost via first-round submission to Donald Cerrone.

”Platinum” stands one inch shorter than Luque at 5 feet, 10 inches. He has a 71-inch reach – giving up 4.5 inches to his opponent. The former lightweight trains out of Florida with the Fusion XL Academy. He has been active since 2014 and has a purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He has yet to break into the top-15 in the welterweight rankings since joining the division.

Vicente Luque vs. Mike Perry – Odds

SportsbookVicente LuqueMike PerryLink
888Sport NJ-230+180
BetStars NJ-212+175

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Luiz Garagorri (12-0) vs. Humberto Bandenay – Featherweight division

Luiz Garagorri, 30, will be the hometown hero of the fight card as the Brazilian-born fighter finds his hometown on the border of Rivera, Uruguay. Garagorri is undefeated in his professional MMA career and will be making his first appearance under the UFC banner on this card.

Standing at 5 feet, 11 inches, not much else is known about the fighter heading into this fight. He is associated with the CT Fronteira Fight team.

Humberto Bandenay, 24, finds himself trying to snap a two-fight losing streak in the UFC. After winning his debut in 2017, which earned him performance of the night, Bandenay has lost his last two. He last fought on November 17, 2018, in Argentina against Austin Arnett. He lost the fight via unanimous decision

Fighting out of Lima, Peru, Bandenay stands at 6 feet, 1 inch tall and has a 71.5-inch reach. He has been active in mixed martial arts since 2013.

Luiz Garagorri vs. Humberto Bandenay – Odds

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888Sport NJ-125+100
BetStars NJ-110-110

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Volkan Oezdemir (15-4) vs. Ilir Latifi (14-6-1) – Light heavyweight division

This light heavyweight bout will finally come to fruition Saturday after being rebooked not once, but twice. Originally scheduled for June 1, Ilir Latifi was forced to pull out with a back injury. The fight was rescheduled for August 3 but Oezdimir was faced with Visa issues. Here we are a week later and the showdown will finally take place.

Former light heavyweight challenger Volkan Oezdemir, 29, finds himself in the midst of a three-fight losing streak. He lost his championship headlining fight against then-champion Daniel Cormier. He followed up by losing via submission to Anthony Smith. Oezdemir’s last fight came on March 16 where he faced up-and-coming contender Dominick Reyes. Oezdimir put on a great performance in that fight and many thought he had won but the judges handed Oezdimir a split-decision loss.

”No Time” stands at 6 feet, 2 inches tall and has a reach of 75 inches. The Swiss fighter trains with the Combat Club and Hard Knocks 365. He also possesses an undefeated professional kickboxing record. He was the 2017 breakthrough fighter of the year. He is officially ranked at number seven in the UFC light heavyweight rankings.

Ilir Latifi, 36, is 2-1 in his last three fights and also fell victim in his most recent bout. At UFC 232 on December 29, 2019, Latifi dropped a unanimous decision to rising star Corey Taylor. Prior to that, Latifi had won two straight over opponents Tyson Pedro and Ovince St. Preux.

”The Sledgehammer” stands at 5 feet, 10 inches tall – giving up four inches to his opponent. He will also have a two-inch reach disadvantage against Oezdimir. The Swedish-born fighter fights out of Stockholm and works with American Top Team and the Allstars Training Center. He is a two-time national wrestling champion in Sweden. He has been active in mixed martial arts since 2008 and is currently ranked at number-nine by the UFC.

Volkan Oezdemir vs. Ilir Latifi – Odds

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888Sport NJ-150+120
BetStars NJ-162+135

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Rodolfo Vieira (5-0) vs. Oskar Piechota (11-1-1) – Middleweight division

Rodolfo Vieira, 29, is mostly known for his Brazilian jiu-jitsu credentials but has thus far gone undefeated in his professional mixed martial arts career. This fight will be Vieira’s UFC debut after fighting in organizations such as ACA and ACB. He is a four-time world champion in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and seven-time World Cup champion.

The “Black Belt Hunter” stands at 5 feet, 11 inches tall. He fights out of Orlando, Florida with Fusion X-Cel. He has a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and also trains wrestling. He has been active in MMA since 2017.

Oskar Piechota, also 29, will be making his fourth UFC appearance where he is 3-1 with the promotion. Piechota had been undefeated since 2011 until his last fight on July 6, 2018, where he fought Gerald Meerschaert. He lost the fight via second-round technical submission.

”Imadlo” stands at an even 6 feet tall. He has a reach of 76 inches. The Polish fighter has been active in MMA since 2011 and is a former Cage Warriors middleweight champion. He trains with the Piranha Grappling Team and has a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Rodolfo Vieira vs. Oskar Piechota – Odds

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888Sport NJ-240+188
BetStars NJ-225+190

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Enrique Barzola (15-4-1) vs. Bobby Moffett (14-4) – Featherweight division

Enrique Barzola, 30, was the lightweight champion of the Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 2 season. Since winning the season finale, Barzola has gone 2-4 in the UFC, most recently finding himself on the losing end of a bout against Kevin Aguilar on March 30. He lost the fight via unanimous decision. Prior to that, Barzola had been on a four-fight win streak.

”El Fuerte” stands at 5 feet, 7 inches tall and has a reach of 70 inches. He fights out of Lima, Peru, and trains with the American Top Team gym. He has been active in MMA since 2012 and his styles include wrestling, BJJ, kickboxing, and luta livre.

American fighter Bobby Moffett, 29, will be making his third UFC appearance since appearing on Dana White’s Contender Series. After winning four fights in a row, Moffett had his streak snapped in his last fight, which was his UFC debut. He lost to Bryce Mitchell via unanimous decision on March 23.

”The Wolfman” stands at 5 feet, 10 inches tall – three inches taller than his opponent. He will also have a four-inch reach advantage over Barzola in this match as Moffett’s reach is measured at 74 inches. He fights out of Homewood, Illinois and recently switched his training camps to the MMA Lab.

Enrique Barzola vs. Bobby Moffett – Odds

SportsbookEnrique BarzolaBobby MoffettLink
888Sport NJ-137+110
BetStars NJ-125+105

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