Julianna Peña releases statement after submission loss to Valentina Shevchenko

Julianna Peña releases statement after submission loss to Valentina Shevchenko

On Saturday night, in the main event of [the UFC’s latest trip to…

Regrettably for Peña and her many fans, Saturday night was not her night. In advance of the fight, the consensus seemed to be that she had a significant grappling edge over her striking-based foe. In the end, however, Shevchenko was able to succeed on two takedowns in the first round, and in the second, lock up an arm-bar for the win. And just like that Peña’s title dreams came to a skittering – if temporary – halt.

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