UFC on FOX 23: Valentina Shevchenko submits Julianna Pena, earns title shot

Going into their UFC on FOX 23 main event, Julianna Pena derided Valentina Shevchenko as a point fighter, a transplanted kickboxer who wasn’t a complete all-around mixed martial artist.

That turned out to be a fatal miscalculation. Pena got sloppy in top position late in the second round on Saturday night at Denver’s Pepsi Center, and in a flash, Shevchenko caught her in an armbar.

Pena tapped, and with that, not only does Shevchenko, the Russian fighter by way of Peru, have her first

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