Twitter Reacts To Holly Holm’s Upset Loss To Valentina Shevchenko

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Another Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) event is in the books. UFC on FOX 20 took place on Saturday night (July 23, 2016) from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm (10-2) looked to rebound from a late submission loss to Miesha Tate back at UFC 196 in her only title defense. In order to do that, she needed to best Valentina Shevchenko (13-2) inside the Octagon.

“The Preacher’s Daughter” couldn’t earn the win despite knocking down “Bullet” early. Shevchenko got into a rhythm in the second round and didn’t stop countering the former champion, earning her a unanimous decision victory.

The co-main event featured a lightweight clash between a returning Gilbert Melendez (22-6) and a surging Edson Barboza (18-4). In the end it was Barboza’s ability to keep the fight standing that allowed him to pepper the former Strikeforce 155-pound kingpin with leg kicks. The Brazilian scooped up scores of 30-27, 30-27, and 29-28 to take the win.

Here are some Twitter reactions to both bouts: