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UFC on FOX 23: Shevchenko vs. Peña Discussion Thread

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skelliher
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01.27.2017 | 1:26 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 465 Points   |   Tied for 500th

The fighters are weighed in and we're set for a solid night of fights in Denver on Saturday night.

The action kicks off on UFC Fight Pass at 4pm ET before switching to FS1 at 5pm. The main card airs on big FOX at 8pm.

Enjoy!

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UFC on FOX 23
  • Saturday 01.28.2017 at 08:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: FOX | Prelims: Fox Sports 1
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: WME-IMG
  • Venue: Pepsi Center
  • Location: Denver, Colorado, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Jon Anik, Brian Stann
  • Ring Announcer: Bruce Buffer
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Brian Stann
  • Ticket Revenue (live gate): $1,020,434
  • Attendance: 13,233
  • TV Ratings: 2.18M avg. viewers (3M peak, 619k FS1 prelims)
  • MMA Bouts: 12
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Bout   Info
Valentina Shevchenko   defeats   Julianna Peña   via Submission, Armbar   4:29 Round 2 of 5, 9:29 Total Bout Page
Jorge Masvidal   defeats   Donald Cerrone   via KO/TKO, Punches   1:00 Round 2 of 3, 6:00 Total Bout Page
Francis N'Gannou   defeats   Andrei Arlovski   via KO/TKO, Punches   1:32 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Jason Knight   defeats   Alex Caceres   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   4:21 Round 2 of 3, 9:21 Total Bout Page
Sam Alvey   defeats   Nate Marquardt   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Raphael Assunção   defeats   Aljamain Sterling   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Jingliang Li   defeats   Bobby Nash   via KO/TKO, Punches   4:45 Round 2 of 3, 9:45 Total Bout Page
Jordan Johnson   defeats   Luis Henrique da Silva   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Eric Spicely   defeats   Alessio Di Chirico   via Submission, Triangle Choke   2:14 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Marcos Rogério de Lima   defeats   Jeremy Kimball   via KO/TKO, Punches   2:27 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Alexandre Pantoja   defeats   Eric Shelton   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Jason Gonzalez   defeats   JC Cottrell   via Submission, D'Arce Choke   3:54 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page

Responses

Bigj383
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01.27.2017 | 3:56 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 465 Points   |   Tied for 525th

Did de Lima miss weight by 4 lbs? How big is he if he can't make 205. He could realistically outweigh some Heavyweights.

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mikeyg
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01.27.2017 | 4:12 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 640 Points   |   Tied for 44th with 3 others

Yeah, he might be better as a HW, those mid-tier big LHWs can make fast HWs

* Edited at 01.27.2017, 4:13 PM ET *

Cadalack
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01.27.2017 | 6:20 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 1 Perfect, 365 Points   |   Tied for 904th

He looked a little soft at the official weigh ins as well, must have had a rough cut. He's never missed weight in UFC so my guess is the altitude in Denver may have been a factor in that. 

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OutlawJoseyWales
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01.27.2017 | 6:41 PM ET

Predictions: 3 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 250 Points   |   Tied for 1217th

Arlovski should not be that big of an underdog. The guy he is fighting does have 4 ko's to his name in the ufc but nobody even close to Arlovski skillset. Female BW's and Male HW's are where the biggest upsets occur.
rappinpapsoda
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01.28.2017 | 9:54 AM ET

Predictions: 6 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 425 Points   |   Tied for 680th

Arlovski has a chin made of wet paper so that can never be ignored.

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Kuma
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01.28.2017 | 10:21 AM ET

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 5 Perfect, 600 Points   |   Tied for 85th

About De Lima,he fought in TUF Brazil HW season and weighed 235,so I would assume that's about his walk around weight.
FaceStomper
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01.28.2017 | 2:00 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 525 Points   |   Tied for 261st

I really hope N'Gannou gets the win tonight for the sake of the heavyweight division, we need new blood in this very shallow division. 

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Spudgreg
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01.28.2017 | 3:05 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 565 Points   |   Tied for 142nd

I kind of have this matchup one of my favourite fighters against the one real prospect in the division. I want ngannou to be a contender but I don't want arlovski to go out on this low. I don't think the odds are right though. Arlovski may have a bad chin but he is also the better striker and grappler. But ngannou is such a freak physically. I expect arlovski to lose this but was arlovski at those odds lol
GreenHornet
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01.28.2017 | 3:36 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 490 Points   |   Tied for 385th




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mulefloyd
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01.28.2017 | 3:59 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 575 Points   |   Tied for 125th








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AnAlias
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01.28.2017 | 4:01 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 12 Winners, 5 Perfect, 715 Points   |   5th Place

Prelim stream is on.

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mikeyg
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01.28.2017 | 4:14 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 640 Points   |   Tied for 44th with 3 others

I'll take that semi-perf. Nice D'Arce man, knew he was underrated in this match.
mulefloyd
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01.28.2017 | 4:16 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 575 Points   |   Tied for 125th

Good fight and Cottrell showed enough imo to get a 3rd fight.

Terrible callout

* Edited at 01.28.2017, 4:17 PM ET *

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mikeyg
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01.28.2017 | 4:19 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 640 Points   |   Tied for 44th with 3 others

Why a terrible call out? I like when a guy wants a rematch.

Better than that milquetoast ******** about saying they're just glad to be there.
mulefloyd
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01.28.2017 | 4:21 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 575 Points   |   Tied for 125th

Well he did at least have a name but just not an interesting fight.

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mikeyg
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01.28.2017 | 4:22 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 640 Points   |   Tied for 44th with 3 others

I get what you mean, but calling out a bigger name than that for him would be silly for him. I thought it was dumb for them to even ask him that imo. He was just involved in a pink slip fight.
Follow The Money
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01.28.2017 | 4:42 PM ET

Predictions: 8 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 480 Points   |   Tied for 415th

Haven't been here live with you guys for a while.
AnAlias
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01.28.2017 | 4:42 PM ET

Predictions: 10 of 12 Winners, 5 Perfect, 715 Points   |   5th Place

Shelton is scrappy as ****. 

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mikeyg
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01.28.2017 | 4:42 PM ET

Predictions: 9 of 12 Winners, 4 Perfect, 640 Points   |   Tied for 44th with 3 others

Pantoja might have stolen the round, could be 1-1, but could be 2-0 Shelton

He's so impressive, such a high ceiling too
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01.28.2017 | 4:43 PM ET

Predictions: 7 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 465 Points   |   Tied for 500th

I got it 2-0 Pantoja. Dominant positions for significant portions of the round and fighting to a near draw the rest of the time.

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