Holly reversed the take down quickly by Valentina in round one. The Preacher’s Daughter controlled the cage fight and held her own striking. Shevchenko though has turned around the second up to the championship round. Holly Holm was handed his second straight loss, Valentina Shevchenko won by unanimous decision.
The co-main event headlining Edson Barboza vs. Gilbert Melendez was amazing. The Brazilian fighter put on a leg kick clinic. He defeated the Mexican-American in a lightweight bout via unanimous decision.
Herb Dean became controversial again with the stoppage he called on Francis Ngannou’s hammer on Bojan Mihaljovic which critics said was premature.
Herrig and Wineland took home Performance (s) of the Night bonus and then the Fight of the Night went to Knight Vs. Alers.
Here are the other results of UFC Chicago:
Bantamweight: Valentina Shevchenko def Holly Holm in the fifth round by TKO
Lightweight Edson Barboza vs. Gilbert Melendez in the third round by TKO
Heavyweight Francis Ngannou def Bojan Mihajlović in the first round by TKO
Women’s Strawweight: Felice Herrig def Kailin Curran in the first round by submission RNC
Bantamweight: Eddie Wineland def Frankie Saenz in the third round by TKO
Heavyweight Alex Oliveira def James Moontasri by UD in round 3
Featherweight: Darren Elkins def Godofredo Pepey by UD in round 3
Heavyweight: Kamaru Usman def Alexander Yakovlev in round 3 by UD
Lightweight: Michel Prazeres def JC Cottrell in the third round by TKO
Featherweight: Jim Alers def Jason Knight in the third round by SD
Heavyweight Luis Henrique def Dmitry Smolyakov by submission in round 2 RNC