UFC on FOX 20 is shaping up to be a pretty, pretty fine card, as according to a new report, Holly Holm vs. Valentin Shevchenko and Anthony Johnson vs. Glover Teixeira are being targeted for the event.
The upcoming card will go down at Chicago’s United Center on July 23rd. UFC correspondent Megan Olivi reported on the latest “UFC Tonight” that the aforementioned scraps are in the works.
The news comes not long after it was reported that Edson Barboza will face Gilbert Melendez at UFC on FOX 20. That bout has been confirmed.
Holm (10-1) will be looking to get back on track, after she was choked out by Miesha Tate in March and lost the 135 title. Shevchenko (12-2) is also coming off a loss, as she lost via UD to fellow contender Amanda Nunes at UFC 196.
Teixeira (25-4) continued on his path back towards another shot at the 205 title last month, by quickly knocking out Johnson’s teammate, Rashad Evans.
Johnson (21-5), who also remains in the title shot mix, is coming off a KO win over Ryan Bader in January.
So, that’s a very nice start to the card no?