Champ Shevchenko, Carmouche make weight
- Jan-Jaap Abbink
UFC women's flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko and challenger Liz Carmouche both made weight on Friday morning for their title fight headlining Saturday's UFC Fight Night in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Shevchenko (17-3) hit the scale at 124.5 pounds for her second defense of the belt she won in December.
Carmouche (13-6) came in right at the 125-pound flyweight limit for her second title bid. In 2013, she lost to Ronda Rousey in the first women's bout in UFC history, which was for a newly created bantamweight belt.
All 26 fighters on the card successfully made weight.