UFC on Fox 23: Shevchenko vs. Peña is an upcoming mixed martial arts event that will be held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on January 28, 2017 at Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, United States.
Official fight card
Main Card (Fox)
Women's Bantamweight Valentina Shevchenko vs. Julianna Peña Welterweight Donald Cerrone vs. Jorge Masvidal Heavyweight Andrei Arlovski vs. Francis Ngannou Featherweight Alex Caceres vs. Jason Knight
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Middleweight Nate Marquardt vs. Sam Alvey Bantamweight Raphael Assunção vs. Aljamain Sterling Welterweight Bobby Nash vs. Li Jingliang Light Heavyweight Luis Henrique da Silva vs. Jordan Johnson Middleweight Eric Spicely vs. Alessio Di Chirico Light Heavyweight Marcos Rogério de Lima vs. Jeremy Kimball
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Flyweight Alexandre Pantoja vs. Eric Shelton Lightweight Jason Gonzalez vs. J.C. Cottrell
A potential UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship title eliminator between multiple-time muay thai world champion Valentina Shevchenko and The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate bantamweight winner Julianna Peña is expected to serve as the event headliner.
A bantamweight bout between Raphael Assunção and Aljamain Sterling was originally booked for UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Abdurakhimov. However, Sterling pulled out due to an undisclosed injury. The fight was later rescheduled for this event.
Yancy Medeiros was expected to face Li Jingliang at the event. However in early January, Medeiros pulled out for undisclosed reasons and was replaced by promotional newcomer Bobby Nash.
A middleweight bout between former Bellator Middleweight Champion Hector Lombard and Brad Tavares was expected to take place at this event, but was scrapped on January 10 due to undisclosed reasons.
A week before the event, promotional newcomer John Phillips pulled out of his light heavyweight bout against Marcos Rogério de Lima and was replaced by fellow newcomer Jeremy Kimball.
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