It was not too thrilling as her previous one, but Valentina Shevchenko’s second title defense was a success. In a not too exciting bout, ‘Bullet’ bested Liz Carmouche via unanimous decision, winning every single round in the opinion of all three judges at UFC Uruguay. On Twitter, pro fighters and journalists reacted to the fight.
I bet 4 strikes landed in that 1st— Chas Skelly (@ChasSkelly) August 11, 2019
I’m so confused. Therss almost no offense from Liz... #UFCUruguay— Mike Jackson, Esq. (@TheTruthJackson) August 11, 2019
Liz Carmouche's corner tells her she's "following the game plan perfectly" after two rounds. Curious what that game plan is since the universal scorecard appears to have Valentina Shevchenko up 20-18. #UFCUruguay— Mike Bohn (@MikeBohnMMA) August 11, 2019
Liz corners are terrible not giving any good advice and who came up with this game plan— Mike "Biggie" Rhodes (@TeamRocBiggie) August 11, 2019
Thales Leities and Demian Maia each landed 10 significant strikes over five rounds against Anderson Silva.— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) August 11, 2019
Carmouche is at 7 after three rounds.
Fight goes the distance. Never in doubt. Shevchenko will get the nod. This is why I said last week she is the most dominant champ right now. The gap between her and the rest of the contenders is extremely wide.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) August 11, 2019
Must be nice to make title fight money and not even have to deal with a threat , just coast 5 rounds to safe victory and get paid. #blessed— Brian Kelleher (@brianboom135) August 11, 2019
Boring fight between Valentina x Carmouche , I literally took a nap during it!— Augusto Tanquinho (@tanquinhojj) August 11, 2019
Can’t say that fight was thrilling. Shevchenko did what she needed to do to safely secure the belt, but man so conservative and carmouche just couldn’t find her range— Sarah Kaufman (@mmasarah) August 11, 2019