UFC on FOX 20 is a very unassuming event which might have been better suited as a Fight Pass card. Once it lost its original main event of Glover Teixeira vs. Anthony Johnson, the women's bantamweight offering of Valentina Shevchenko vs. Holly Holm slid into the headlining position, marking just the 11th time a female fight will headline a card.
Anytime a card appears modest on paper, we normally end up with surprisingly exciting results, so there's not really any cause for panic, as there are some bouts on here that definitely warrant some attention, especially the return of Gilbert Melendez and Eddie Wineland. Not every card will be stacked to the gills, but this one still has plenty of upside.
Our Bloody Elbow Content Partner, Tommy Toehold has put together a brand new video for us featuring his Top 5 fighters from the card as well as some fights to avoid. Here's a brief breakdown of one of his Top 5 fighter choices:
"In the main event we have Holly Holm vs Valentina Chevchenko. Two of the most dangerous strikers in this division. Holm will decide where the fight takes place and will likely stuff any takedown attempts from Shevchenko. While both are very good at avoiding getting hit, Holm lands twice as much as Chevchenko when it comes to significant strikes and that makes the difference here. I think Holm wins via a smartly fought decision."