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UFC on FOX 23 in Tweets: Pros react to Valentina Shevchenko vs. Julianna Pena, Jorge Masvidal vs. Donald Cerrone

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A new number-one contender was born on Saturday night, as multiple-time Muay Thai champion Valentina Shevchenko showed off her fast-improving mixed martial arts game by submitting Julianna Pena with a slick second-round armbar in the main event of UFC on FOX 23.

Shevchenko’s victory topped off a night of breakthrough performances in Denver, and as always, the pros were loving things every step of the way. Catch reaction to all of UFC on FOX 23’s main card below.

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VALENTINA SHEVCHENKO DEF. JULIANNA PENA

Wow!!! Didn’t see that coming! @ufc

— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) January 29, 2017

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Beautiful submission from @BulletValentina #BJJ #UFCDenver

— Jessica Jag Aguilar (@jagatt) January 29, 2017

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The bullet with the submission!!!! Remaaaaattttttcccchhhhhh!!!! @BulletValentina

— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) January 29, 2017

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Well I think it’s safe to say, no1 expected a victory like that!! Congratulations @BulletValentina on a beautiful fight. #UFCDenver

— Corey Anderson UFC (@CoreyA_MMA) January 29, 2017

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Wow the real deal @BulletValentina give her Nunes next #MauyThai #WinsByABar #UFCDenver

— Damien Brown (@beatdown155) January 29, 2017

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Oh shit muay thai girl submits submission artist!!

— James Vick (@JamesVickMMA) January 29, 2017

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Wow did not see a sub coming from @BulletValentina !! Congrats! @ufc #UFCDENVER

— Brian Camozzi (@BrianCamozzi) January 29, 2017

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Valentina on the other hand is all of what Peña is: Strong, athletic, aggressive BUT… with an actual technical approach! She takes it!

— #OnAmission4Gold (@KelvinGastelum) January 29, 2017

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You wouldn’t be surprised if you trained with @BulletValentina she could go another 8 rounds!!

— Alex Volkanovski (@alexvolkanovski) January 29, 2017

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That dance though! @UFC #ImLost

— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) January 29, 2017

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@BulletValentina could possibly do very well in @DancingABC just as much as @PaigeVanzantUFC what do you think? @ufc

— Jon SuperSaiyan Tuck (@JonCruzTuck) January 29, 2017

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A loss is horrible enough. BUT crossing all boundaries w/ what u say & losing? I hope Pena stays off internet. This 1 will hurt. #UFCDenver

— Johnny Hollywood (@HollywoodCase) January 29, 2017

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I did not guess Valentina was going to get the submission

— Leslie Smith (@LeslieSmith_GF) January 29, 2017

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Sometimes you’re the hammer & sometimes you’re the nail. All I know is VV will be back stronger then ever & she will still become champion.

— Michael Chiesa (@MikeMav22) January 29, 2017

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JORGE MASVIDAL DEF. DONALD CERRONE

Masvidal is nasty!!! @GamebredFighter

— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) January 29, 2017

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#easymoneycampaign

— Will Brooks (@ILLxWillBrooks) January 29, 2017

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Cowboys fucking done!!!

— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) January 29, 2017

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What???? That was a rap!!! He’s still there though!!

— Michael Johnson (@FollowTheMenace) January 29, 2017

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Wtf??? #UFCDenver

— Matt Schnell (@DANGER_Caged) January 29, 2017

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#broke @UFC

— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) January 29, 2017

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Oh shit what a fight!

— James Vick (@JamesVickMMA) January 29, 2017

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Holy WOW!!!!! #UFCDenver

— #OnAmission4Gold (@KelvinGastelum) January 29, 2017

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That should be over for Cowboy’s sake! #UFCDenver #ThugjitsuThoughts

— Yves Edwards (@thugjitsumaster) January 29, 2017

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Not ok.. can’t believe this #UfcDenver

— Jessica Jag Aguilar (@jagatt) January 29, 2017

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@GamebredFighter is a gangster that was nasty.

— Brian Camozzi (@BrianCamozzi) January 29, 2017

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Yes yes yes @GamebredFighter

— Amanda Nunes (@Amanda_Leoa) January 29, 2017

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Fuck ya!!!!!!!!!!! @GamebredFighter is the man!!!!!!! Told you guys #easymoneycampaign #UFC #UFCdenver

— Nik Lentz (@NikLentz) January 29, 2017

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That’s fucking right!! What’s up!!?? Say something about my boy @GamebredFighter #ufcdenver

— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) January 29, 2017

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Let’s finish him again @GamebredFighter #UfcDenver

— Jessica Jag Aguilar (@jagatt) January 29, 2017

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Congratulations @GamebredFighter

— Kyoji Horiguchi (@kyoji1012) January 29, 2017

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Great work @GamebredFighter looking amazing tonight! Huge win!! @UFC_CA @ufc

— Chad Laprise (@ChadLaprise) January 29, 2017

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#easymoneycampaign pic.twitter.com/iyq1JxhKpI

— Will Brooks (@ILLxWillBrooks) January 29, 2017

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Called it! Second round stoppage! Hats off @GamebredFighter you prove me right. Best boxing in @UFC #Congrats @AmericanTopTeam

— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) January 29, 2017

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Great finish happy for Masvidol he’s been on the short end of so many bs split decision it’s great to see him getting his shine

— James Vick (@JamesVickMMA) January 29, 2017

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That’s a bad man… congrats @GamebredFighter! #UFCDenver

— Zachary Makovsky (@ZachFunSize) January 29, 2017

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Masvidal is a savage & he plays the bad guy so well. Loves the boos.

— Nick Newell (@NotoriousNewell) January 29, 2017

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That’s my boy @gamebredfighter ! Glad to see my brother do it!!! Let’s get a title fight. #ATT… https://t.co/ZNMb3VYuub

— Cole Miller (@colemillerATT) January 29, 2017

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Really pissed me off that Herb let cowboy take that punishment in the 2nd when he clearly stopped the fight before the bell rang in rnd 1!

— Shane Burgos (@HurricaneShaneB) January 29, 2017

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Till the day I die I have my brothers back. @Cowboycerrone is the best fighter on earth. I hate this sport sometimes. #mma #ufc pic.twitter.com/ohCuQ3nOgE

— Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) January 29, 2017

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$200k huh? …[email protected]

— Neil Magny (@NeilMagny) January 29, 2017

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FRANCIS NGANNOU DEF. ANDREI ARLOVSKI

Shit is over!!! Freakin Ngannou !

— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) January 29, 2017

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Ngannou has some serious power @ufc #UFCDenver

— Arnold billy allen (@Arnoldbfa) January 29, 2017

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Ngannou is a scary human being. #ufcdenver

— Scott Holtzman (@HotSauceHoltzy) January 29, 2017

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Arlovski loooing very timid already! And that’s why!! @francis_ngannou is dangerous!!!

— Michael Johnson (@FollowTheMenace) January 29, 2017

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Always love watching #arlovski but it might be time for him to hang them up. Weak chin in hvwt division is not a good combo. #MMA #ufc

— Jordan Rinaldi (@JordanRinaldi) January 29, 2017

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How does a guy that big move that well? #ufcdenver

— Scott Holtzman (@HotSauceHoltzy) January 29, 2017

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Why am I that color though? He looks…….not well. https://t.co/mFgLitbO0k

— Stipe Miocic (@stipemiocicufc) January 29, 2017

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JASON KNIGHT DEF. ALEX CACERES

@Jasonthekid23 relentless nice finish. It was always coming with the time he had his back #UFCDenver

— Damien Brown (@beatdown155) January 29, 2017

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#knight is tough no doubt, but that makes me wonder how long your career will be with that style. #mma #ufc

— Jordan Rinaldi (@JordanRinaldi) January 29, 2017

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Great win by my boy @Jasonthekid23 congrats bro!

— James Vick (@JamesVickMMA) January 29, 2017

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@Jasonthekid23 I am now officially a fan

— Louis Smolka (@LASTSAMURAIUFC) January 29, 2017

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Damn….. don’t give that kid your back….. that look miserable #UFC #UFCDenver https://t.co/uKishLJVJt

— Nik Lentz (@NikLentz) January 29, 2017

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