The UFC ends January with UFC on FOX 23: Shevchenko vs. Pena in Denver, Colorado. The two will battle for a potential title shot against the current UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes.
The rest of the main card should create some fireworks, with Donald Cerrone and Jorge Masvidal co-headlining the event. The very dangerous Francis Ngannou will be taking on UFC veteran Andrei Arlovski in a heavyweight clash, which could help the Cameroon-native reach title contention in a depleted division.
Aljamain Sterling, one of the UFC’s brightest prospects, will face his toughest test yet against Raphael Assuncao on the TSN 5 preliminary card. Needless to say, there should be plenty of action when UFC on Fox 23 kicks off this evening live from Denver, Colorado.
UFC on FOX 23 Main Card (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Valentina Shevchenko def. Julianna Pena via Submission (Armbar) at 4:29 of Round 2
Jorge Masvidal def. Donald Cerrone via TKO (Punches) at 1:00 of Round 2
Francis Ngannou def. Andrei Arlovski via TKO (Punches) at 0:22 of Round 1
Jason Knight def. Alex Caceres via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 4:21 of Round 2
UFC on FOX 23 Preliminary Card (5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT)
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 TKO (Strikes) at 4:45 of Round 2
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) at 2:14 of Round 1
Marcos Rogerio de Lima def. Jeremy Kimball via TKO (Strikes) at 2:27 of Round 1
UFC Fight Pass Preliminaries (4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT)
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) at 3:54 of Round 1