UFC on FOX 23 results: Valentina Shevchenko taps Julianna Pena for first submission win in nearly 11 years

DENVER – Valentina Shevchenko cut the line in the women’s bantamweight division, outgrappling Julianna Pena to pitch herself as the next title contender.

Shevchenko (14-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) survived a first-round armbar attempt from Pena (8-3 MMA, 4-1 UFC) to exact revenge with the same hold in the second, bringing champ Amanda Nunes to her feet from her seat cageside.

The women’s bantamweight bout was the main event of today’s UFC on FOX 23 event at Pepsi Center in Denver. It aired on

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