Valentina Shevchenko vs. Liz Carmouche headlines UFC on ESPN+ 14

UFC flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko will have the opportunity to avenge the only stoppage loss of her MMA career. But it won’t be an easy time.

Shevchenko will face pioneering fighter Liz Carmouche in the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 14 in Montevideo, Uruguay, on Aug. 10. MMA Junkie confirmed an initial report by ESPN.

Shevchenko (17-3 MMA; 6-2 UFC) is coming off an epic knockout victory over Jessica Eye in her first title flyweight title defense. That was the 12th finish among her 17 career wins.

Carmouche (13-6 MMA; 5-4 UFC), meanwhile, has long left her mark on the sport. The first high-profile, out LGBT mixed martial artist also competed in the first women’s fight in UFC history, where she gave Ronda Rousey a run for her money at UFC 157 before losing late in the first round. And her victory over Katlyn Chookagian in the opening bout of UFC 205 put her in the record books as the first fighter to win a legalized sanctioned MMA fight at Madison Square Garden.

Carmouche, who has won two straight and four of her past five, defeated Shevchenko at “C3 Fights: Red River Rivalry” in Oklahoma in 2010, earning a doctor stoppage TKO at the end of the second round. The only other fighter who has defeated Shevchenko is current featherweight and bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes, who earned a pair of decisions over Shevchenko.

With the additions, the latest UFC on ESPN+ 14 lineup includes:

  • Valentina Shevchenko vs. Liz Carmouche
  • Taila Santos vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith
  • Rogerio Bontorin vs. Raulian Paiva
  • Enrique Barzola vs. Bobby Moffett
  • Marina Rodriguez vs. Tecia Torres
  • Cyril Gane vs. Raphael Pessoa
  • Veronica Macedo vs. Rachael Ostovich
  • Geraldo de Freitas vs. Chris Gutierrez

For more on UFC on ESPN+ 14, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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