Following the historic UFC 200, UFC on Fox 20 takes place tonight at the United Center in Chicago. Let's get into it!

Felice Herrig vs. Kailin Curran: This fight features two middle-of-the-road straw weights Styles make fights, however, and both of these fighters prefer to finish their opponents via submission. 

Herrig is more physical and experienced than Curran, but it's hard to tell how she will bounce back from her loss to Paige VanZant in April of 2015.

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It will be interesting to see where she is mentally and physically after being away from the octagon for so long.

Curran is coming off of a submission victory against Emily Kagan in December. Although Kagan has lost three out of her past four appearances in the cage, the confidence boost alone may be enough to give Curran the edge over Herrig.

Both fighters are wildcards at this point, and they both need to win tonight, if they hope to keep their careers from crashing. 

Francis Ngannou vs. Bojan Mihajlovicy

In UFC on Fox 20's second main card bout, two heavyweights face off in a battle that probably won't make it to a decision.

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Both of these guys like to come out swinging.

Ngannou is one of the youngest heavyweights in the UFC, but he has only been training as a fighter for three years. Despite his inexperience, he has serious knockout power. He may not be on anyone's watchlist yet, but this fight may just put him there.

Mihajlovicy makes his UFC debut tonight. His MMA career got off to a rocky start when he lost his first three fights.

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Since then, however, he has amassed a ten-fight winning streak, and he is hoping to extend it to eleven tonight.

Mihajlovick is older, shorter, and has a huge reach disadvantage, but in this division the competitors are so powerful that fights can end with a single haymaker. Ngannou may look like the favorite, but crazier things have happened in the UFC's unpredictable heavyweight division.

Edson Barboza vs. Gilbert Melendez

Tonight's co-main event will be a war between unpredictable striker Edson Barboza and former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez that will most likely go the distance.

Riding high from his win over Anthony Pettis at UFC 197, Barboza is poised to keep climbing the ranks of the UFC's lightweight division.

He is excellent on his feet, but his grappling abilities are a point of weakness for him. Expect Barboza to try and keep his distance from the more physical Melendez. 

Melendez is returning from a year long suspension for violating the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy.

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Before that, he lost three of his first four UFC contests.

He is at a low point in his career, but don't expect him to fold tonight. After his yearlong absence, he is rested and ready to go to war.

Expect both fighters to go all out for this win. Neither one of them can afford a loss right now. For Barboza, a title shot is on the line. For Melendez, it's his career.

Holly Holm vs. Valentina Shevchenk

The UFC women's bantamweight division is one of the most unpredictable divisions in the world.

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After Holm defeated Ronda Rousey for the belt, the division hasn't seen a single successful title defense. In tonight's main event, both fighters are vying to prove that they belong in the title picture.

Holm is arguably the best female striker in the world, but her ground game needed a ton of work as of her submission loss to Meisha Tate.

Hopefully, she has spent the past four months working on her jiu-jitsu. If not, the former champion may continue her fall from grace.

Shevchenk is also a world-class striker, but unlike Holm, she has shown that she isn't afraid of the ground game. She has finished four fights via submission and will no doubt be looking to add Holm to that list tonight. 

Pitting two excellent strikers against each other, this fight is guaranteed to be filled with exciting moments. The winner will surely be rocketed into the title scene.

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