Shevchenko defends title at UFC Uruguay; Luque breaks Perry’s nose


Valentina Shevchenko celebrates after defending her UFC women's flyweight title. (Kamil Krzaczynski/AP)

Valentina Shevchenko made it look easy yet again.

The UFC women’s flyweight champion defended her title over the weekend against veteran Liz Carmouche in the featured bout at a UFC Fight Night event in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Shevchenko earned a clean sweep of the scorecards as she out-landed Carmouche 42-18 in significant strikes in a fairly lacklustre five-round main event.

The co-main event was far more eventful as Vicente Luque defeated fellow welterweight Mike Perry by split decision in a Fight of the Night performance.

The back-and-forth slugfest culminated with Luque landing a flying knee late in the final round that broke Perry’s nose and quite literally rearranged his face.

Here are the complete results from UFC Uruguay:

— Valentina Shevchenko def. Liz Carmouche by unanimous decision
— Vicente Luque def. Mike Perry by split decision
— Luiz Eduardo Garagorri def. Humberto Bandenay by unanimous decision
— Volkan Oezdemir def. Ilir Latifi by knockout
— Rodolfo Vieira def. Oskar Piechota by submission (arm-triangle choke)
— Enrique Barzola def. Bobby Moffett by split decision

— Gilbert Burns def. Alexey Kunchenko by unanimous decision
— Ciryl Gané def. Raphael Pessoa Nunes by submission (arm-triangle choke)
— Marina Rodriguez def. Tecia Torres by unanimous decision
— Rogério Bontorin def. Raulian Paiva Franzao TKO (doctor stoppage)
— Chris Gutierrez def. Geraldo de Freitas by split decision
— Alex da Silva Coelho def. Rodrigo Vargas by unanimous decision
— Veronica Macedo def. Polyana Viana by submission (armbar)

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