UFC On Fox 23 Results: Valentina Shevchenko/Julianna Pena Headline This Card & Donald Cerrone Gets A Home State Fight

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Main Card (8pm EST., Fox)

#1 Valentina Shevchenko def. #2 Julianna Pena by submission via arm bar (4:29, R2)

#12 Jorge Masvidal def. #5 Donald Cerrone by TKO via strikes (1:00, R2)

#10 Francis Ngannou def. #7 Andrei Arlovski by TKO via strikes (1:32, R1)

Jason Knight def. Alex Caceres by submission via rear naked choke (4:21, R2)

Preliminary Card (5pm EST., Fox Sports 1)

Sam Alvey def. Nate Marquardt by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

#4 Raphael Assuncao def. #7 Aljamain Sterling by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Li Jingliang def. Bobby Bash by KO via punch (4:45, R2)

Jordan Johnson def. Henrique Da Silva by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Eric Spicely def. Alessio Di Chirico by submission via triangle choke (2:14, R1)

Marcos Rogerio De Lima def. Jeremy Kimball by TKO via strikes (2:27, R1)

Preliminary Card (4pm EST., UFC Fight Pass)

Alexandre Pantoja def. Eric Shelton by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Jason Gonzalez def. JC Cottrell by submission via d’arce choke (3:54, R1)


Round By Round Recap

Jason Gonzalez vs. JC Cottrell

Round One: The round begins with Gonzalez attacking Cottrell with a high kick, Cottrell backs up Gonzalez with a two punch combination. Gonzalez responds by kicking Cottrell in the midsection a few times, Gonzalez then hits a swinging Cottrell with a counter right hook. Cottrell scores a takedown on Gonzalez and he back control, Cottrell scrambles and he gets side control on Gonzalez. Gonzalez scrambles to get Cottrell in a modified half guard, Gonzalez tries rolling for a few heel hooks and Cottrell escapes them all. Cottrell eventually settles in the full guard of Gonzalez, Cottrell goes for the mounted triangle and Gonzalez scrambles to catch Cottrell in a d’arce choke from out of nowhere to force a tap out.

Official Result: Jason Gonzalez def. JC Cottrell by submission via d’arce choke (3:54, R1)

Alexandre Pantoja vs. Eric Shelton

Round One: The round begins with Pantoja attacking Shelton with some leg kicks, Shelton scores a takedown on Pantoja and he gets the open guard. Pantoja scrambles to his feet to get the fight standing again, Pantoja comes forward and he attacks Shelton with a combination. Pantoja then lands a kick to the midsection of Shelton, Shelton responds by nailing Pantoja with an uppercut. Shelton nails a charging Pantoja with a spinning back fist, Pantoja jumps on the back on Shelton and he drags him to the ground. Pantoja starts attacking Shelton with some ground and pound, Shelton scrambles at the right time to get the fight standing again, Shelton scores a takedown on Pantoja and he gets the half guard. Pantoja shakes Shelton off of him to get the fight standing, Shelton scores another takedown on Pantoja as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Shelton

Round Two: The round begins with Shelton quickly cracking Pantoja with an uppercut, Pantoja responds by kicking Shelton in the midsection. Shelton holds Pantoja against the cage wall while exchanging some strikes, Pantoja breaks free after nailing Shelton with a knee strike. Shelton catches Pantoja with another uppercut and a counter left hook afterwards, Shelton looks for a takedown and Pantoja nails him with a knee strike to the midsection. Shelton goes for a guillotine choke and Pantoja escapes to get top position on the ground, Pantoja and Shelton both get back to their feet. Shelton holds Pantoja against the cage wall while looking for a takedown, Pantoja drops for a guillotine choke and Shelton escapes to get top position. Pantoja wall walks to his feet before catching Shelton with a knee strike, Shelton nails a swinging Pantoja with a counter right hook. Pantoja drags Shelton to the ground while gaining back control, Pantoja starts attacking Shelton with ground and pound. Pantoja looks for the rear naked choke and then an arm bar as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Pantoja (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Shelton starts attacking Pantoja with s few combinations. Shelton then cracks a ducking Pantoja with a left cross, Pantoja backs up Shelton with a head kick attempt. Shelton nails a charging Pantoja with a spinning back fist, Shelton cracks a swinging Pantoja with a counter left hook. The fighters attack each other with two punch combinations, Shelton nails a swinging Pantoja with a three punch combination of his own. Pantoja charges at Shelton while throwing a combination, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Shelton (Overall Score: 29-28 for Shelton)

Official Result: Alexandre Pantoja def. Eric Shelton by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Marcos Rogerio De Lima vs. Jeremy Kimball

Round One: The round begins with Kimball attacking De Lima with a front kick, Kimball also starts attacking De Lima with leg kicks. Kimball then attacks De Lima with a two punch combination, De Lima drops to his back and he trips up Kimball. De Lima rolls for a heel hook and Kimball escapes to get the fight standing, De Lima then lands a kick to the midsection of Kimball. De Lima starts attacking Kimball with leg kicks as well, De Lima drops Kimball with some rights and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Marcos Rogerio De Lima def. Jeremy Kimball by TKO via strikes (2:27, R1)

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Eric Spicely vs. Alessio Di Chirico

Round One: The round begins with Spicely charging at Di Chirico while doing very little, Spicely puts Di Chirico against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. Spicely starts attacking Di Chirico with a few knee strikes as well, Spicely goes for the takedown and Di Chirico winds up in top position. Spicely catches Di Chirico in the triangle choke while landing elbow strikes and the tap out follows.

Official Result: Eric Spicely def. Alessio Di Chirico by submission via triangle choke (2:14, R1)

Henrique Da Silva vs. Jordan Johnson

Round One: The round begins with Da Silva attacking Johnson with some leg kicks, Johnson catches Da Silva with a right after eating a knee strike. Johnson starts attacking Da Silva with a few jabs, Johnson scores a takedown on Da Silva and he gets side control. Johnson catches Da Silva in the anaconda choke and he releases it after some time, the fighters stand up and Johnson peppers Da Silva with jabs of his own. Johnson and Da Silva exchange a few rights as well, Johnson looks for a takedown and Da Silva cracks him with a pair of knee strikes. Johnson cracks a swinging Da Silva with a counter uppercut, Johnson nails Da Silva with another uppercut before scoring another takedown. Johnson postures up for a few moments as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Johnson

Round Two: The round begins with Da Silva coming forward and Johnson scores a takedown on him, Johnson starts attacking Da Silva with ground and pound. Johnson briefly goes for the anaconda choke before gaining back control on Da Silva, Da Silva scrambles and Johnson winds up in his half guard. Johnson gets trapped in the open guard of Da Silva while landing more strikes, Da Silva finds a way to stand up with Johnson holding onto him. Johnson starts attacking Da Silva with a ton of foot stomps, Johnson holds Da Silva against the cage wall while looking for another takedown. Da Silva breaks free after cracking Johnson with a knee strike, Johnson hits Da Silva with a right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Johnson (Overall Score: 20-18 for Johnson)

Round Three: The round begins with Johnson crushing a swinging Da Silva with a counter right, Johnson scores a takedown on Da Silva and he gets back control. Da Silva rolls to his back and Johnson postures up, Johnson settles in the side control position on Da Silva. Johnson starts attacking Da Silva with some ground and pound, Da Silva scrambles and he gets Johnson in the half guard. Johnson transitions to the side control position on Da Silva, Johnson hits Da Silva with a few more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Johnson (Final Score: 30-27 for Johnson)

Official Result: Jordan Johnson def. Henrique Da Silva by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Bobby Nash vs. Li Jingliang

Round One: The round begins with Nash peppering Jingliang with some jabs, Nash also attacks Jingliang with some leg kicks. Jingliang also attacks Nash with some leg kicks as well, Nash charges at Jingliang while throwing a punching combination. The fighters have a wild striking exchange in the center of the octagon, Nash nails a swinging Jingliang with a counter left hook. Jingliang rocks Nash with a three punch combination, Nash looks for the takedown and Jingliang stuffs him. Jingliang rocks Nash with a right hook and he blocks another takedown, Jingliang cracks a kicking Nash with a counter right hook. Nash recovers and he exchanges rights with Jingliang, Nash drops a swinging Jingliang with a counter left hook, Nash gets the back of Jingliang and he locks in a rear naked choke. Nash releases the choke and he attacks Jingliang with strikes, Nash settles in the half guard of Jingliang while landing strikes and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Nash

Round Two: The round begins with Nash rocking Jingliang with a punching combination, Nash grabs Jingliang and he holds him against the cage wall. Nash assaults Jingliang with uppercuts and knee strikes, Nash rocks Jingliang again with a right hook. Nash charges at Jingliang while throwing a punching combination, Jingliang recovers and cracks Nash with a counter right. Nash scores a takedown on Jingliang and Jingliang gets right back up, Nash holds Jingliang against the cage wall while landing a few strikes. Jingliang breaks free and he cracks Nash with a left, Jingliang starts attacking Nash with some leg kicks. Jingliang goes for the takedown and he winds up putting Nash against the cage wall, the fighters break away and Jingliang rocks Nash with a right. Jingliang drops Nash with a right and he nails him with a shot on the ground as the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Li Jingliang def. Bobby Bash by KO via punch (4:45, R2)

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#4 Raphael Assuncao vs. #7 Aljamain Sterling

Round One: The round begins with Assuncao and Sterling exchanging leg kicks, Sterling then lands a kick to the midsection of Assuncao. Sterling starts attacking Assuncao with a variety of kicks, Assuncao backs up Sterling after landing an overhand right. Assuncao cracks a kicking Sterling with a two punch combination, Assuncao nails Sterling low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Assuncao nailing a kicking Sterling with a counter right, Assuncao backs up Sterling by landing a two punch combination. Sterling starts winning the leg kick battle against Assuncao, Assuncao cracks Sterling with a right to the midsection. Sterling looks for the takedown as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Sterling

Round Two: The round begins with Assuncao nailing Sterling low with a kick and the referee doesn’t stop the fight, Sterling attacks Assuncao with a high kick that gets blocked. The fighters start exchanging a plethora of leg kicks, Assuncao drops a swinging Sterling with a counter right hook. Sterling backs up Assuncao after landing a two punch combination, Sterling then lands a kick to the midsection of Assuncao. Sterling looks for the takedown and Assuncao stuffs it with ease, Sterling dances around Assuncao while popping him with jabs. Assuncao backs up Sterling with a superman punch attempt, Assuncao attacks Sterling with a high kick that gets blocked. The fighters exchange more kicks as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Assuncao (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters exchanging leg kicks again, Assuncao then cracks a swinging Sterling with a counter right. The fighters also swing away at each other with little connecting, Sterling catches a swinging Assuncao with a counter left. Assuncao then clocks a kicking Sterling with a counter left hook, Sterling backs up Assuncao after landing a left hook. Sterling dances around Assuncao while peppering him with jabs, Sterling attempts a jumping spin kick against Assuncao and misses. Sterling then lands a kick to the midsection of Assuncao, Sterling attacks Assuncao with a variety of kicks as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Sterling (Final Score: 29-28 for Sterling)

Official Result: #4 Raphael Assuncao def. #7 Aljamain Sterling by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Nate Marquardt vs. Sam Alvey

Round One: The round begins with Alvey attacking Marquardt with some leg kicks, Marquardt charges at Alvey while throwing a combination. Marquardt holds Alvey against the cage wall as the two battle for position, the fighters exchange knee strikes while in the clinch. The referee separates the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Alvey nailing Marquardt with a left. Alvey charges at Marquardt while throwing a few strikes, Marquardt starts attacking Alvey with some leg kicks as well. Alvey attacks Marquardt with knee strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Marquardt

Round Two: The round begins with Alvey catching a kicking Marquardt with a counter strike combination, Marquardt charges at Alvey and he nails him with a series of rights. Marquardt starts attacking Alvey with some leg kicks as well, Alvey charges at Marquardt and they have a striking exchange. Marquardt holds Alvey against the wall while landing knee strikes, the fighters separate and Alvey briefly drops Marquardt with a left. Alvey starts connecting with several lefts against Marquardt, Alvey catches Marquardt with a few leg kicks as well. Alvey backs up Marquardt with a three punch combination as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Alvey (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Marquardt catching a kicking Alvey with a right to the midsection, Alvey responds by landing a right of his own. Alvey comes forward and he catches Marquardt with an uppercut, Marquardt goes for the takedown and he winds up holding Alvey against the cage wall. Marquardt drags Alvey to the ground and he gets back control, Alvey scrambles at the right time to get the fight standing. Alvey then cracks Marquardt with a left to the face, Alvey and Marquardt clinch after exchanging strikes. The fighters separate and Alvey attacks Marquardt with leg kicks, Alvey swings at Marquardt as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Marquardt (Final Score: 29-28 for Marquardt)

Official Result: Sam Alvey def. Nate Marquardt by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Alex Caceres vs. Jason Knight

Round One: The round begins with Caceres and Caceres exchanging early, Caceres lands a kicking to the midsection of Knight. Caceres backs up Knight after landing a two punch combination, Knight pops a kicking Caceres with a counter right hook. Knight backs up Caceres by landing a three punch combination, Caceres and Knight start exchanging leg kicks as well. Knight eats a shot before catching Caceres with a right, Knight comes forward while throwing a combination at Caceres. Caceres responds by catching Knight with a left, Knight puts Caceres against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. The fighters separate and Caceres cracks Knight with another left, a slipping Knight cracks Caceres with a right. Knight backs up Caceres with a head kick attempt, Knight comes forward while attacks Caceres with a punching combination. Knight scores a takedown on Caceres and he gets back control, Knight goes for the rear naked choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Knight

Round Two: The round begins with Knight attacking Caceres with some leg kicks, Caceres responds by kicking Knight in the midsection. Caceres follows that up by catching Knight with a left, Knight catches a swinging Caceres with a counter strike combination. Knight scores a takedown on Caceres and he gets back control, Knight starts attacking Caceres with some ground and pound. Knight starts hunting for the rear naked choke against Caceres, Knight continues attacking Caceres with strikes. Knight locks in the rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Jason Knight def. Alex Caceres by submission via rear naked choke (4:21, R2)

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#7 Andrei Arlovski vs. #10 Francis Ngannou

Round One: The round begins with Ngannou nailing Arlovski with an overhand right, Arlovski starts attacking Ngannou with leg kicks. Arlovski charges at Ngannou while throwing a combination, Ngannou drops a swinging Arlovski with a counter right and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #10 Francis Ngannou def. #7 Andrei Arlovski by TKO via strikes (1:32, R1)

#5 Donald Cerrone vs. #12 Jorge Masvidal

Round One: The round begins with Cerrone attacking Masvidal with leg kicks, Cerrone follows that up by kicking Masvidal in the midsection. Masvidal responds by kicking Cerrone in the midsection as well, Masvidal starts peppering Cerrone with jabs as well. Masvidal nails Cerrone with a right before eating a counter left hook, Cerrone starts catching Masvidal with some jabs of his own. Masvidal starts attacking Cerrone with punching combinations, Masvidal attacks Cerrone with a spinning heel kick that gets blocked. Masvidal then cracks Cerrone with a spinning back fist, Cerrone responds by attacking Masvidal with a high kick. Masvidal then catches a swinging Cerrone with a right, Masvidal then cracks Cerrone with a few rights. Masvidal kicks Cerrone in the midsection, Masvidal drops Cerrone with a combination and he pounces on him with strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Masvidal

Round Two: The round begins with Cerrone attacking Masvidal with leg kicks, Masvidal backs up Cerrone with a two punch combination. Masvidal backs Cerrone into the cage wall with a multiple strike combination, Masvidal drops a kicking Cerrone with a counter right. Masvidal pounces on Cerrone with strikes as he stands up and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: #12 Jorge Masvidal def. #5 Donald Cerrone by TKO via strikes (1:00, R2)

#1 Valentina Shevchenko vs. #2 Juliana Pena

Round One: The round begins with Shevchenko nailing Pena with a two punch combination, Pena grabs Shevchenko and she holds her against the cage wall. Pena starts attacking Shevchenko with a few knee strikes, Shevchenko scores a takedown on Pena and she gets side control. Pena scrambles to her feet and she puts Shevchenko against the cage wall again, the fighters exchange knee strikes while in the clinch. Shevchenko scores another takedown on Pena and she gets side control, Shevchenko starts attacking Pena with ground and pound. Pena traps Shevchenko in her full guard as she eats more strikes, Pena tries attacking Shevchenko with strikes while on her back. Pena rolls for the arm bar as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Pena

Round Two: The round begins with Shevchenko attacking Pena with a kick to the midsection, Pena grabs Shevchenko and she holds her against the cage wall. Pena tries dragging Shevchenko to the ground before landing some knee strikes, Shevchenko starts attacking Pena with some knee strikes of her own. Pena scores a takedown and Shevchenko pops right back up to her feet, Pena scores another takedown on Shevchenko and she gets the full guard. Pena starts attacking Shevchenko with some ground and pound, Shevchenko tries attacking Pena with strikes while on her back. Shevchenko rolls for the arm bar and a tap out follows.

Official Result: #1 Valentina Shevchenko def. #2 Julianna Pena by submission via arm bar (4:29, R2)

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