UFC on FOX 23: Valentina Shevchenko Taps Out Julianna Pena
By FCF Staff
Valentina Shevchenko demonstrated that she’s much more than just a talented striker tonight at UFC on FOX 23, as the bantamweight submitted Julianna Pena in the card’s headliner.
Pena looked to clinch up throughout the fight, and in round two, she took Shevchenko to the floor. The latter, however, worked her way into a beautifully timed armbar and brought about the tap.
In the co-headliner, Jorge Masvidal halted Donald Cerrone’s rise up the welterweight ranks, by stopping the latter with a flurry of punches in round two.
Here are the results for UFC on FOX 23, which took place in Denver, Colorado.
Valentina Shevchenko def. Julianna Pena via submission (armbar) R2, 4:29
Jorge Masvidal def. Donald Cerrone via TKO (punches) R2, 1:00
Francis Ngannou def. Andrei Arlovski via TKO (punches) R1, 1:32
Jason Knight def. Alex Caceres via submission (rear-naked-choke) R2, 4:21
Sam Alvey def. Nate Marquardt via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Raphael Assuncao def. Aljamain Sterling via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Li Jingliang def. Bobby Nash via KO (punches) R2, 4:45
Jordan Johnson def. Luis Henrique da Silva via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Eric Spicely def. Alessio Di Chirico via submission (triangle-choke) R1, 2:14
Marcos Rogerio de Lima def. Jeremy Kimball via TKO (punches) R1, 2:27
Alexandre Pantoja def. Eric Shelton via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Jason Gonzalez def. J.C. Cottrell via submission (D’Arce choke) R1, 3:54