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ufc fight night 69

Ahead of UFC Fight Night 69 taking place Saturday from Germany on Fight Pass, check out the media notes as furnished by the promotion.

The card features unbeaten Joanna Jedrzejczyk defending her strawweight title against Jessica Penne, along with several European fighters in action.


For the first time ever in the UFC, a women’s title fight will take place in Europe, this will also be the first title fight to take place outside of the UK. Current champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk (9-0-0) from Olsztyn, Poland and no.3 ranked Jessica Penne (12-3-0) from Newport Beach, California, USA will step into the Octagon as the Polish champion defends her title for the first time following her impressive title win over Carla Esparza in March this year.

Jedrzejczyk returned to Poland with the championship belt a national hero and began to train for her next fight almost immediately, eager to defend the belt against the next contender.

Former Invicta FC atomweight champion Penne stepped up to be the first challenger against Jedrzejczyk. With just one win behind her in the UFC, Penne will be looking to make a statement against the explosive striker whilst Jedrzejczyk has no intention in letting the belt leave European soil.


As MMA continues to rise in popularity in Germany, local gyms are producing top talent and three of those athletes will feature at UFC Fight Night: Jedrzejczyk vs. Penne.

In a co-main featherweight bout, no. 12 ranked Dennis Siver (22-10-0, 1NC) takes on no.15 ranked Tatsuya Kawajuri (33-8-2). With both athletes having extensive experience in the Octagon, neither will be looking to shy away from engaging in a battle. Siver will be fighting in front of a home crowd for the first time since 2010 at UFC 122 in Oberhausen.

Joining Siver on the main card will be Peter Sobotta (14-4-1) and Nick Hein (11-2-0, 1NC) who will face Australia’s Steven Kennedy (22-6) and Poland’s Lukasz Sajewski (13-0) respectively. Both Sobotta and Hein will be looking to repeat their performances from when the UFC last visited Berlin in May 2014, as both walked away with victories.


UFC Fight Night: Jedrzejczyk vs. Penne will showcase European athletes from Sweden, Finland, France, Poland, Russia and England as the UFC continues to sign the best of upcoming stars across the continent.

With nine first round finishes in his MMA career including an 8 second knockout in his UFC debut in Stockholm, Sweden, in January this year, Makwan Amirkhani (11-2) will be hoping to showcase his full skillset against Mexican Masio Fullen (10-4).

Scott Askham (12-1) will be representing the UK alongside Arnold Allen (9-1). Allen stepped in as a late replacement for fellow Brit Mike Wilkinson who suffered a shoulder injury during training a week before the fight.

ufc fight night 69

This coming weekend, Joanna Jedrzejczyk will defend her strawweight title against Jessica Penne at UFC Fight Night 69.

Ahead of that contest, though, relive Jedrzejczyk’s dominating performance over Carla Esparza that netted her the title.

ufc fight night 69

The Octagon heads to Germany this Saturday and will be bringing the strawweight championship with it, as Joanna Jedrzejczyk defends her title against Jessica Penne in the main event of UFC Fight Night 69.

Set for the O2 World in Berlin, the UFC Fight Pass card begins at noon ET. The main card is set for a 3 p.m. ET start.

Along with the world title fight, Dennis Siver takes on Tatsuya Kawajiri, Peter Sobotta meets Steve Kennedy and Lukasz Sajewski faces off against Nick Hein.

Below is the current lineup, along with a video preview:

MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass/3 p.m. ET)

UFC Female Strawweight Championship
Joanna Jedrzejczyk (c) vs. Jessica Penne

Featherweight: Dennis Siver vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri

Welterweight: Peter Sobotta vs. Steve Kennedy

Lightweight: Lukasz Sajewski vs. Nick Hein


Lightweight: Makwan Amirkhani vs. Masio Fullen

Lightweight: Alan Patrick vs. Mairbek Taisumov

Featherweight: Alan Omer vs. Arnold Allen

Featherweight: Niklas Backstrom vs. Noad Lahat

Middleweight: Scott Askham vs. Antonio dos Santos

Lightweight: Piotr Hallmann vs. Magomed Mustafaev

Bantamweight: Ulka Sasaki vs. Taylor Lapilus

Kimbo Slice

Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock will finally meet almost seven years after they were originally set to fight.

The two are the headline act for Friday night’s Bellator 138 card from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. The main card airs live on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET.

Along with Slice vs. Shamrock, Bellator featherweight champion Patricio Freire defends his title against Daniel Weichel in the co-main event.

Freire was scheduled to face Georgi Karakhanyan, but an injury knocked him out and allowed Weichel to step in and cash in on his Season 10 tournament title.

Other planned main card bouts include Bobby Lashley vs. Dan Charles, Michael Chandler vs. Derek Campos and Daniel Straus vs. Henry Corrales.

Check out the complete card below, along with a video promo:

MAIN CARD (Spike TV/9 p.m. ET)

Heavyweight: Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock

Bellator Featherweight Championship
Patricio “Pitbull” Freire (c) vs. Daniel Weichel

Heavyweight: Bobby Lashley vs. Dan Charles

Lightweight: Michael Chandler vs. Derek Campos

Featherweight: Daniel Straus vs. Henry Corrales


Strawweight: Dan O’Connor vs. Miles McDonald

Featherweight: Justin Lawrence vs. Sean Wilson

Lightweight: Eric Irvin vs. Hugh Pulley

Lightweight: Malcolm Smith vs. Luke Nelson

Featherweight: Kain Royer vs. Enrique Watson

Welterweight: Steve Mann vs. Justin Guthrie

Bantamweight: A.J. Siscoe vs. Garrett Mueller

Welterweight: Adam Cella vs. Kyle Kurtz

Welterweight: Steve Mann vs. Justin Guthrie

Lightweight: Garrett Gross vs. Chris Heatherly

ufc 188

Finally, after many, many months, Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum settled the score inside the Octagon Saturday night at UFC 188.

Werdum, who became the first fighter to submit Fedor Emelianenko several years ago, added Velasquez to his resume with a third round stoppage win to become the undisputed heavyweight champion. The Brazilian dominated for most of the fight, landing several bone-crunching shots in earning his sixth consecutive win.

In the night’s co-main event, former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez and ex-Bellator titleholder Eddie Alvarez finally collided. Alvarez suffered what was likely a broken nose early, which led to major swelling on his left eye, but he was still awarded a split-decision for his initial Octagon victory.

Former Ultimate Fighter winner Kelvin Gastelum was forced by officials to return to middleweight, and he took his punishment and gave it out to Nate Marquardt. Gastelum nearly finished the former Strikeforce champion in the second before Marquardt threw in the towel himself before the third.

In a back-and-forth featherweight contest, former Ultimate Fighter: Latin America winner Yair Rodriguez claimed a split decision over Charles Rosa. Rodriguez used all of his skills to withstand a late effort by Rosa to upset the hometown fighter.

Female strawweights Tecia Torres and Angela Hill opened the main card, as the unbeaten fighters fought to a decision. While the crowd wasn’t overly impressed, Torres did enough to remain perfect and stay near the top of the division.

Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo finished off the prelims with a hard-fought decision victory over Chico Camus. Making his second Octagon appearance at flyweight, the unbeaten Cejudo was effective with his striking in besting the veteran.

Efrain Escudero delighted the quiet Mexican crowd on the prelims, taking advantage of a slip by Drew Dober and securing a submission win. Escudero, a former Ultimate Fighter alum, locked up a standing guillotine and didn’t release until Dober – also a former TUF fighter – was forced to tap.

Patrick Williams finally stopped the early run of decisions, earning the quickest bantamweight submission in UFC/WEC history when he choked out Alejandro Perez. Johnny Case remained unbeaten inside the Octagon, handing Francisco Trevino his first pro loss with a decision.

It wasn’t a perfect start for Mexican fighters, as Ireland’s Cathal Pendred downed Augusto Montano via decision. Gabriel Benitez, though, started the night off well for the home country with a decision vs. Clay Collard.

The “Fight of the Night” went to Rosa and Rodriguez, while Werdum and Williams each earned “Performance of the Night” bonuses. All four picked up an additional $50,000.

Officials announced the attendance at 21,036, but did not reveal the live gate number.

Complete results can be found below:

Fabricio Werdum def. Cain Velasquez via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:13 of Round 3 to become the undisputed UFC heavyweight champion

Eddie Alvarez def. Gilbert Melendez via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Kelvin Gastelum def. Nate Marquardt via TKO (corner stoppage) at 5:00 of Round 2

Yair Rodriguez def. Charles Rosa via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Tecia Torres def. Angela Hill via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Henry Cejudo def. Chico Camus via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Efrain Escudero def. Drew Dober via submission (guillotine choke) at :54 of Round 1

Patrick Williams def. Alejandro Perez via technical submission (guillotine choke) at : 23 of Round 1

Johnny Case def. Francisco Trevino via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Cathal Pendred def. Augusto Montano via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Gabriel Benitez def. Clay Collard via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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