Stop hitting yourself…
UFC on FOX 23 went down in Denver, Colorado this past Saturday. The card featured some decent scraps throughout, but the most pivotal was at women’s bantamweight. With a title fight on the line, all eyes were on women’s 135 pounds.
Featured in the main event were Julianna Pena and Valentina Shevchenko. As two of the brightest prospects in the division, it was a tough fight to pick. Pena’s grappling vs. Shevchenko’s striking is how it would be, at least that’s what we thought.
Shevchenko Won By Armbar & Self Punch
Although ‘Bullet’ was the clear victor, she did have a little help. That’s right, ‘The Venezuelan Vixen’ punched herself in the face FOUR times! Its easy to sit back and laugh at this footage, trust us, but these things happen during fights.
Watch on the video player below as Julianna Pena ground and pounds her own face:
UFC on FOX 23 Results List
Elsewhere on the card, heavweight prospect Francis Ngannou did a lot of face punching too. ‘The Predator’ destroyed former heavyweight champion Andre Arlovski in just 92 seconds. Jorge Masvidal defeated Donald Cerrone by TKO.
Valentina Shevchenko def. Julianna Pena via submission (armbar) – Round 2, 4:29
Jorge Masvidal def. Donald Cerrone via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 1:00
Francis Ngannou def. Andrei Arlovski via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:32
Jason Knight def. Alex Caceres via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 4:21
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 knockout (punches) – Round 2, 4:45
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) – Round 1, 2:14
Marcos Rogerio de Lima def. Jeremy Kimball via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:27
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) – Round 1, 3:54