Julianna Pena addresses her fans after loss to Valentina Shevchenko

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Julianna Pena seems to be taking her loss in stride as she addresses her fans Julianna Pena (8-3) had a lot to say before her fight with Valentina Shevchenko in the main event of UFC of FOX 23.  She had ruled Ronda Rousey a bust, was ready to stake her claim as the face of … Read moreJulianna Pena addresses her fans after loss to Valentina Shevchenko

Ratings Report: Shevchenko – Pena break 2 million

Ratings Report: Shevchenko - Pena break 2 million

Last night’s UFC on FOX from Denver was an action packed event. Headlined by bantamweight contenders Valentina Shevchenko and Julianna Pena, UFC on FOX 23 was expected to do big numbers in the ratings. The overnight ratings are in, and last night’s card pulled in a reported 2.02 million viewers. This is a pretty sizable … Read moreRatings Report: Shevchenko – Pena break 2 million

Playing Matchmaker – Fights to Book after UFC on FOX 23

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UFC on FOX is in the books, let’s break down possible matches for key winners and losers The fights are over, the arena is empty and all the remain are the memories of some great performances.  The UFC road show hit Denver last night, and there were some really impressive performances.  I know the UFC … Read morePlaying Matchmaker – Fights to Book after UFC on FOX 23

Valentina Shevchenko vs Julianna Pena post-fight press conference. 4 Bonuses given.

Valentina Shevchenko vs Julianna Pena post-fight press conference.

Attendance: 13,233
Gate: $1,020,434

Jason Knight, Jorge Masvidal, Francis Ngannou, and Valentina Shevchenko each earned a $50,000 performance bonus.

Dana White:

“It wasn’t the end of the round, it was stopped early” (Cowboy vs Masvidal).
“I think he’s (Ngannou) the future.”
“If Conor wants to go down that road with us, let me tell you, it will be an epic fall” (Re: McGregor’s f**k the UFC post).

Francis Ngannou

“He made me happy. He made me confident” (Hearing Dana White say he’s the future.

Jorge Masvidal

“If I don’t call on you, it’s because you are fake media.”
“I just told him (Cowboy), he’s a tough dude.”
“I’m not going to be posting pictures on social media half naked, like these soul selling bitches.”
“It’s not about the belts, but the hard work we put in at ATT.”
“If I can piss you off and I don’t even know you… I love it. I love to get that rise out of people.”

Valentina Shevchenko

“I feel very good and was sure about the victory. I knew I had to win this.”
“I’m a martial artist, not just a striker.”
“I’ll fight her (Nunes) any time. I’m ready right now.”
“(Pena) is a good fighter. She’s wild, but I’m a master.”

UFC on Fox 23 Results – Shevchenko, Masvidal, and Ngannou score big wins

Valentina Shevchenko submits Julianna Pena with an Armbar Tonight in Denver, CO at UFC on FOX 23, the top two ranked female Bantamweights clashed in the main event. In what was being billed as a title eliminator the winner would be in position to challenge Amanda Nunes for the championship.  Here are your UFC on … Read moreUFC on Fox 23 Results – Shevchenko, Masvidal, and Ngannou score big wins

Julianna Pena levies heavy claim about Ronda Rousey

Julianna Pena levies heavy claim about Ronda Rousey

This weekend’s UFC on FOX main eventer Julianna Pena has been pretty vocal about former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey for quite some time. Pena, who still would like to step into the octagon with Rousey despite her losses, continued throwing darts Ronda’s way this week. Speaking on the UFC Unfiltered podcast with Jim … Read moreJulianna Pena levies heavy claim about Ronda Rousey

Watch the UFC on FOX 23 Ceremonial Weigh ins here at 4PM PST

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Watch the fighters weigh in and square off ahead of UFC on FOX 23

The fighters all made their way to the scale this morning for the official UFC weigh ins for UFC on Fox 23.  Today at 4PM PST they will once again climb on the scale, have their earlier weight announced and then square off for photos with their opponent.  It’s all for show, and you can watch it here.

Only one fighter, Rogerio de Lima, missed weight and will be fined 20% of his fight purse.  His opponent, Jeremy Kimball, will receive that fined amount.

The weights from earlier are listed below.

(UFC on FOX Main Card)

Valentina Shevchenko (134.4) vs. Julianna Pena (135)
Donald Cerrone (170.8) vs. Jorge Masvidal (171)
Andrei Arlovski (246) vs. Francis Ngannou (253.6)
Alex Caceres (145) vs. Jason Knight (145.6)

(FS 1 Prelims)

Nate Marquardt (185.6) vs. Sam Alvey (185.6 )
Raphael Assuncao (135.4) vs. Aljamain Sterling (135.8)
Bobby Nash (170.8) vs. Li Jingliang (170.4)
Luis Henrique da Silva (205.8) vs. Jordan Johnson (205)
Eric Spicely (185.8) vs. Alessio Di Chirico (185.6)
Marcos Rogerio de Lima (209.6)* vs. Jeremy Kimball (204)

(UFC Fight Pass Prelims)

Alexandre Pantoja (126) vs. Eric Shelton (125.8)
Jason Gonzalez (156) vs. J.C. Cottrell (155.8)

*Rogerio de Lima- 20% of his fight purse goes to his opponent Jeremy Kimball.

UFC Fight Night: Denver, weigh-ins. Pena vs Shevchenko. All but one, make weight.

UFC Fight Night: Denver, weigh-ins. Pena vs Shevchenko. All but one, make weight.

All of the fighters for tomorrow night’s UFC Fight Night: Denver, took to the scale this morning. Everyone made weight except for Marcos Rogerio de Lima. Losing 2 of his last 3 and missing weight is not a good look to the UFC brass. He will need a big win on Saturday if he wants … Read moreUFC Fight Night: Denver, weigh-ins. Pena vs Shevchenko. All but one, make weight.

Sawa Says – Devon Sawa makes picks for UFC on Fox 23

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Devon Sawa is back, to share his picks for the main card of UFC on FOX 23.  The event airs live tomorrow at 5PM PST and the prelims can be found on Fox Sports 1 at 2PM PST.  Sawa went 3-1 last time he picked, so we’ll see how he does as he takes a … Read moreSawa Says – Devon Sawa makes picks for UFC on Fox 23

Point / Counterpoint Jorge Masvidal and Donald Cerrone ahead of UFC on FOX 23

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Jorge Masvidal and Cowboy Cerrone are going to meet Saturday in what should be an amazing clash of strikers.  Here’s what they have to say about it The UFC on FOX 23 card is mere two days away. The card has a lot of intriguing match ups, but for me, one of them in particular … Read morePoint / Counterpoint Jorge Masvidal and Donald Cerrone ahead of UFC on FOX 23

#ASKVIXEN Julianna Pena answers fan Twitter questions during fight week.

#ASKVIXEN Julianna Pena answers fan Twitter questions during fight week.

On fight week, the UFC allows fighters to answer fan questions on Twitter. This fight week, Julianna Pena did the Q&A #ASKVIXEN. She seems to be in very good spirits and looks ready to go in the main event against Valentina Shevchenko at UFN: Denver. Have you ever been to Poland? No I have never … Read more#ASKVIXEN Julianna Pena answers fan Twitter questions during fight week.

Julianna Pena feeling Bulletproof ahead of UFC on FOX

The UFC women’s bantamweight division is front and center this weekend at UFC on FOX from Denver. The main event features a #1 contender bout between Julianna Pena and Valentine Shevchenko. While a win would give Pena (9-2) a title shot, she has been steadfast in her belief that neither current bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes nor … Read moreJulianna Pena feeling Bulletproof ahead of UFC on FOX

The Bullet: Locked and Loaded for UFC on FOX

The Bullet: Valentina Shevchenko is Locked and Loaded for UFC on FOX

The first UFC on FOX card of 2017 is just days away. The main event features a women’s bantamweight #1 contender match between the division’s top two ranked fighters, Valentina Shevchenko and Julianna Pena. A win for Shevchenko (13-2) would give her the opportunity to avenge her UFC 196 loss where eventual bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes … Read moreThe Bullet: Locked and Loaded for UFC on FOX

Fight Night Denver: Valentina Shevchenko vs Julianna Pena

Fight Night Denver: Valentina Shevchenko vs Julianna Pena

The UFC put all of their eggs in one basket, in regards to their UFN Denver main event. We will see Valentina Shevchenko and Julianna Pena duke it out, for the #1 contender spot in the bantamweight division. More than likely, the winner will face current champion Amanda Nunes.

Shevchenko enters the fight with a huge unanimous decision victory over Holly Holm. Previously, she lost a decision to Amanda Nunes. It is doubtful that she is looking past Pena, but she definitely has Nunes in mind. Shevchenko is taking the Ivan Drago route, of letting her actions speak louder than words.

“I don’t like to speak. I like to use my fists to show.”

Julianna Pena is on a 4 fight win streak in the UFC and has been campaigning to Dana White for a title shot. A convincing win over Shevchenko should do the trick.

“I believe in myself and I’m going to put a bludgeoning on her. I’m going to take her down and I’m going to have her fighting a brick wall, until she gives up and gives me her back and I choke her unconscious.”

Looking at the Ladies, who could be UFC’s biggest draws?

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To sell PPV’s you need star power – These ladies could be mega-stars The UFC is experiencing some growing pains. The new owners purchased a company that is lacking significant star power.  Jon Jones is perennially suspended, Conor is on hiatus, Ronda’s future is in doubt, and DC is having issues staying healthy.  I am … Read moreLooking at the Ladies, who could be UFC’s biggest draws?