The UFC’s Uruguayan debut offered up some exciting fights and performances on Saturday night, but UFC Fight Night 156 will go down in the memory for its uninspiring flyweight title defence by Valentina Shevchenko.

While Shevchenko was clearly in the driving seat for the full 25 minutes against Liz Carmouche, the flyweight title fight never got out of second gear in part due to the challenger’s unsuccessful attempts to engage.

Despite the lacklustre headline act, the co-main event provided a hard-hitting battle between Vicente Luque and Mike Perry with the former emerging victorious and the latter a badly broken nose.

Elsewhere there were big wins for the likes of Volkan Oezdemir, Gilbert Burns and Marina Rodriguez while promotional debutants Cyril Gane and Rodolfo Vieira earned arm-triangle submission wins.

With UFC 241 now fast approaching this weekend, here are five fights that the UFC matchmakers should pencil in: