Valentina Shevchenko vs Liz Carmouche Prediction & Betting Odds - UFC Fight Night 156
August 07, 2019
Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko (17-3-0) puts her World Flyweight Championship belt on the line against Liz “Girl-Rilla” Carmouche (13-6-0) for the at UFC Fight Night 156 on Saturday August 10, 2019 at Antel Arena in Montevideo, Uruguay.
This will be the 31 year-old Kyrgyz fighter’s second title defence, coming on the back of a head kick knockout win over Jessica Eye at UFC 238 a couple of months ago. Shevchenko claimed the belt by beating Joanna Jedrzejczyk on a unanimous decision at UFC 231 in December 2018 to win the vacant title.
Carmouche was scheduled to fight Roxanne Modafferi at UFC San Antonio in July, but the bout was cancelled. The 35 year-old American comes into this bout on a two-fight winning run, having had back-to-back unanimous decision wins over Lucie Pudilova (in February) and Jennifer Maia (in July 2018).
Whatever the future holds, Carmouche will always have a place in the history books, as half of the first female UFC fight with Ronda Rousey at UFC 157 back in 2013.
Prior to that, Carmouche also has some history with Shevchenko, having controversially given the “Bullet” her first professional defeat way back in 2010 by TKO (cuts stoppage) in the C3 Fights promotion in Oklahoma. The only fighter to beat Shevchenko since then is Brazil’s Amanda Nunes (twice).
Valentina Shevchenko vs Liz Carmouche Betting Lines & Prediction
Despite the history between these two fighters, it’s hard to make much of an argument for Carmouche in this fight when looking at the UFC betting lines.
In the Fight Result betting odds, Velentina Shevchenko is the overwhelming favourite at odds of -1060 (1.09) with Sports Interaction, with the betting odds on Carmouche at +700 (8.00) with the same firm.
Those might not be particularly attractive odds for the hot favourite Shevchenko, but it’s impossible not to tip her for the win in this contest.
UFC Pick: Fight Result – Valentina Shevchenko to Win @ -1060 (1.09) with Sports Interaction