At UFC on FOX 17, Valentina Shevchenko made her UFC debut by taking on former Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion Sarah Kaufman. That night, Shevchenko defeated the veteran in a split decision to make a successful debut.
Now ranked No. 1 in the UFC’s women’s bantamweight division, Shevchenko is scheduled to take on Julianna Peña, who’s ranked second, in the main event of UFC on FOX 23. The event is set to take place on Jan. 28 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo.