A striker submitted a grappler, then proceeded to wow us with her dancing skills, an eclectic octopus got submitted, a Cowboy went down in a shootout, a Predator devoured a Pitbull, and that was just on the main card of UFC on Fox 23. Even crazier events went down on the many regional events that happened this weekend.
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Valentina Shevchenko surprised everyone, not with the win, but how she got the win. It was an impressive armbar.
Con esta llave, Valentina Schevchenko venció a Julianna Peña en el UFC Denver. Enfrentará por título gallo a Amanda Nunes. pic.twitter.com/hqoATolT4e— Renzo Castillo (@renzodurrrr) January 29, 2017
But, then she pulled out another surprising skill.
With the moves! @BulletValentina gets it done at #UFCDenver pic.twitter.com/3VCuv2jHoI— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) January 29, 2017
It had some thinking maybe she could take the Paige VanZant route to Building a Popular Female Fighter (BPFF).
Calling producers of 'Dancing with the Stars' https://t.co/vIdenMdLWz— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) January 29, 2017
Tyron Woodley was just confused.
That dance though! @UFC #ImLost— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) January 29, 2017
Apparently, this is a skill she has had for some time now
It was an awkward, but surprisingly cordial early face-off between Amanda Nunes and Shevchenko in the cage:
This card created a mixed bag of contenders.
Jorge Masvidal was ready with the sweet graphic to illustrate his win over Donald Cerrone.
Only balls give orders #easymoney #ufc pic.twitter.com/fNNcUrlvWV— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) January 29, 2017
It’s a good thing he closed the show in round two, though, because the scoring was pretty wonky:
Only one judge scored R1 of Masvidal-Cerrone a 10-8. Ya know, the same round that saw Masvidal effectively KO a dude. Ridiculous. pic.twitter.com/tykmO7aBi6— Shaheen Al-Shatti (@shaunalshatti) January 29, 2017
He was seconds away from that stoppage in the first round, too:
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Damien Maia was also ready with the smart, respectful self-promotion:
Cerrone deserves nothing but respect.Winning 4 in a row at WW @ufc is super hard. I'm proud of winning 6 & want my deserved title shot next!— Demian Maia (@demianmaia) January 29, 2017
Heavyweight actually, finally has a rising prospect:
Francis Ngannou is a scary, scary man. That knockout netted him an extra $50,000.
Did you catch what “Bruce Leeroy” was saying in his pre-fight video package? Well, let’s just say it could be filed under “Just Saying Stuff.”
Alex Caceres: I'm like an eclectic octopus.— Ben Fowlkes (@benfowlkesMMA) January 29, 2017
Meanwhile, Jason Knight, “Hick Diaz” to some, was like:
"Where I'm from you either hangout in the Walmart parking lot or go get in a street fight." - Jason Knight #UFCDenver— MMA GIFS (@mma_gifs_) January 29, 2017
Looks like being from a Walmart parking lot is better than being an eclectic octopus:
On the prelims, Raphael Assuncao narrowly defeated Aljamain Sterling:
Quick counter landed by @RaphaAssuncao and he drops Sterling for a moment in the second! #UFCDenver pic.twitter.com/SfONZbxUfR— UFC (@ufc) January 29, 2017
In other combat sports:
UFC’s event wasn’t the only thing that went down last night, and the action on some of these other shows was nonsense:
HOLLLLLLYYYYYYY SHIIITTTTTTT. #MMA #Slam #KO #NLFC6 pic.twitter.com/2TKT47rOfb— FloCombat (@FloCombat) January 29, 2017
Boxing had a big night, too:
三浦隆司ボンバーレフトw pic.twitter.com/jYZz6Pk7BL— chara frontierz (@inf2013watanabd) January 29, 2017
Too good. @mikeygarcia breaks down his knockout over @DinamitDejan1 #ZlaticaninGarcia #Boxing pic.twitter.com/z2p8A2UQyP— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) January 29, 2017
✴︎✴︎ FACEPLANT ALERT ✴︎✴︎ at #NLFC6. If you're not watching, you should be. Insane action. https://t.co/2RL3oVkW82 #MMA pic.twitter.com/hbciTuvWQe— FloCombat (@FloCombat) January 29, 2017
Team-based MMA in Poland? Find me that live stream!
UFC? Sorry, I only watch team based MMA now. pic.twitter.com/JFTpSKawH6— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) January 28, 2017
Textbook elbow KO:
Bringing the elbows at Max #MuayThai #USA vs #Thailand 15 year old Thai kid growing up fast... pic.twitter.com/xtviWXjJXP— JT (@JTBKK) January 29, 2017
Another nice one:
MAX MT - Hellbow KO - Sean Clancy (Ireland) KO's Gongpipob Petchyindee Academy (Thailand) pic.twitter.com/UnXxSG0p1R— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) January 29, 2017
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Enjoy your Sunday, Maniacs!