UFC on FOX 23 - Shevchenko vs. Peña

UFC on FOX 23 – Shevchenko vs. Peña

UFC on FOX 23 – Shevchenko vs. Peña 720p HD

UFC on FOX 23 - Shevchenko vs. Peña

UFC on FOX 23

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HISTORY

UFC on Fox: Shevchenko vs. Peña (also known as UFC on Fox 23) was a mixed martial arts event promoted by the Ultimate Fighting Championship held on January 28, 2017 at Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.[2]

A potential UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship title eliminator between multiple-time muay thai world champion Valentina Shevchenko and The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate bantamweight winner Julianna Peña served as the event headliner.[3]

A bantamweight bout between Raphael Assunção and Aljamain Sterling was originally booked for UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Abdurakhimov. However, Sterling pulled out due to an undisclosed injury.[4] The fight was later rescheduled for this event.[5]

Yancy Medeiros was expected to face Li Jingliang at the event. However in early January, Medeiros pulled out for undisclosed reasons and was replaced by promotional newcomer Bobby Nash.[6]

A middleweight bout between former Bellator Middleweight Champion Hector Lombard and Brad Tavares was expected to take place at this event, but was scrapped on January 10 due to undisclosed reasons.[7]

A week before the event, promotional newcomer John Phillips pulled out of his light heavyweight bout against Marcos Rogério de Lima and was replaced by fellow newcomer Jeremy Kimball.[8]

At the weigh-ins, de Lima came in at 209.5 lbs, over the light heavyweight limit of 206 lbs. As a result, de Lima was fined 20% of his purse, which went to Kimball and the bout proceeded as scheduled at catchweight.[9]

RESULTS SPOILER

Main Card (Fox)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Women’s Bantamweight Valentina Shevchenko def. Julianna Peña Submission (armbar) 2 4:29
Welterweight Jorge Masvidal def. Donald Cerrone TKO (punches) 2 1:00
Heavyweight Francis Ngannou def. Andrei Arlovski TKO (punches) 1 1:32
Featherweight Jason Knight def. Alex Caceres Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 4:21
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Middleweight Sam Alvey def. Nate Marquardt Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Raphael Assunção def. Aljamain Sterling Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Li Jingliang def. Bobby Nash KO (punches) 2 4:45
Light Heavyweight Jordan Johnson def. Henrique da Silva Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Eric Spicely def. Alessio Di Chirico Submission (triangle choke) 1 2:14
Catchweight (209.5 lbs) Marcos Rogério de Lima def. Jeremy Kimball TKO (punches) 1 2:27
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Flyweight Alexandre Pantoja def. Eric Shelton Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Jason Gonzalez def. J.C. Cottrell Submission (D’Arce choke) 1 3:54

 

UFC 207 - Nunes vs. Rousey

UFC 207 – Nunes vs. Rousey (720p HD)

UFC 207 – Nunes vs. Rousey

UFC 207 - Nunes vs. Rousey

UFC 207 –  720p HD

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Nunes vs. Rousey

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UFC HISTORY

UFC 207: Nunes vs. Rousey was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) held on December 30, 2016 at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, part of the Las Vegas metropolitan area.

The event was headlined by a UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship bout between current champion Amanda Nunes and former champion Ronda Rousey.

A UFC Bantamweight Championship bout between then champion Dominick Cruz and Cody Garbrandt co-headlined the event.

A potential heavyweight title eliminator bout between former UFC Heavyweight Champions Fabrício Werdum and Cain Velasquez was expected to take place on the card. The pairing met previously in June 2015 at UFC 188, with then interim champion Werdum unifying the title, as he won the fight via submission in the third round. However the Nevada State Athletic Commission, after analyzing physical examinations and interviews, deemed Velasquez unfit to compete and pulled him from the event on December 24. The bout was eventually scrapped.

Another potential title eliminator included a bantamweight bout between former champion T.J. Dillashaw and John Lineker.

Ronda Rousey had her first fight since losing her title (and undefeated record) to Holly Holm at UFC 193 in November 2015.

Matt Brown was expected to face former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Tarec Saffiedine at the event. However, Brown was pulled from the fight on November 11 in favor of a matchup with former UFC Lightweight Championship challenger Donald Cerrone three weeks earlier at UFC 206. Saffiedine instead faced Dong Hyun Kim.

Maryna Moroz was very briefly linked to a fight with Jéssica Andrade at the event. On December 7 Moroz was replaced by Invicta FC Strawweight Champion Angela Hill. Hill was then ruled out of fighting at UFC 207 because of a rule in the UFC’s anti-doping policy with USADA. Subsequently, Andrade was removed from the card and will be rescheduled for a future event.

Sabah Homasi was linked to a fight with Brandon Thatch at the event. However, Homasi pulled out due to injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Niko Price.

This was the last event in which longtime play-by-play commentator Mike Goldberg participated. He made his debut in 1997 at UFC Japan: Ultimate Japan.

At the weigh-ins, former UFC Welterweight Champion Johny Hendricks and Ray Borg missed weight for their bouts, weighing in at 173.5 lbs and 129.5 lbs, respectively. As a result, they were fined 20% and 30% of their respective fight purses, which went to their respective opponents Neil Magny and Louis Smolka.

SPOILER RESULTS
Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Women’s Bantamweight Amanda Nunes (c) def. Ronda Rousey TKO (punches) 1 0:48 [a]
Bantamweight Cody Garbrandt def. Dominick Cruz (c) Decision (unanimous) (48-46, 48-47, 48-46) 5 5:00 [b]
Bantamweight T.J. Dillashaw def. John Lineker Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-26, 30-26) 3 5:00
Welterweight Dong Hyun Kim def. Tarec Saffiedine Decision (split) (27-30, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Catchweight (129.5 lbs) Ray Borg def. Louis Smolka Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-26, 30-26) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Catchweight (173.5 lbs) Neil Magny def. Johny Hendricks Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Antônio Carlos Júnior def. Marvin Vettori Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Alex Garcia def. Mike Pyle KO (punch) 1 3:34
Welterweight Niko Price def. Brandon Thatch Submission (arm-triangle choke) 1 4:30
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Welterweight Alex Oliveira vs. Tim Means NC (illegal knees) 1 3:33 [c]
  1.  For the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship.
  2.  For the UFC Bantamweight Championship.
  3.  Means landed several knees to Oliveira’s head, who was considered a downed opponent by the referee.