UFC Uruguay: Valentina Shevchenko (pictured) defends women's flyweight title against Liz Carmouche | Pic: Instagram/bulletvalentina

The Ultimate Fighting Championship makes its debut in Uruguay this coming Sunday August 11 (AEST). Billed as UFC Fight Night 156 or UFC on ESPN+ 14, MMA event takes place at Antel Arena in Montevideo featuring Valentina Shevchenko in defense of her flyweight title against former title challenger Liz Carmouche.

In addition, the contest is their second encounter. The pair first met in September 2010 when Carmouche took the win by TKO in the second round. An upcoming championship bout is scheduled for five rounds.

The co-main event is a welterweight battle between Vicente Luque and Mike Perry. The the bout is scheduled for three rounds.

Also on the main card Luiz Eduardo Garagorri takes on Humberto Bandanay at featherweight, Volkan Oezdemir faces Ilir Latifi at light heavyweight, and Rodolfo Vieira squares off against Oskar Piechota at middleweight. Enrique Barzola and Bobby Moffett do battle at featherweight, kicking off the main card.

The complete lineup for UFC Uruguay can be found below.

UFC Fight Night 156 fight card

Main Card
Women’s Flyweight Valentina Shevchenko vs. Liz Carmouche
Welterweight Vicente Luque vs. Mike Perry
Featherweight Luiz Eduardo Garagorri vs. Humberto Bandanay
Light Heavyweight Volkan Oezdemir vs. Ilir Latifi
Middleweight Rodolfo Vieira vs. Oskar Piechota
Featherweight Enrique Barzola vs. Bobby Moffett

Preliminary Card
Heavyweight Ciryl Gane vs. Raphael Pessoa Nunes
Women’s Strawweight Tecia Torres vs. Marina Rodriguez
Flyweight Rogerio Bonterin vs. Raulian Paiva
Bantamweight Geraldo de Freitas vs. Chris Gutierrez
Lightweight Rodrigo Vargas vs. Alex Da Silva
Welterweight Gilbert Burns vs. Alexey Kunchenko
Flyweight Veronica Macedo vs. Polyana Viana

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