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ufc fight night 69

Welcome to FightLine’s live coverage 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 a world title fight between strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Jessica Penne, Dennis Siver takes on Tatsuya Kawajiri, Peter Sobotta meets Steve Kennedy and Lukasz Sajewski faces off against Nick Hein.

Original plans called for Alexander Gustafsson to take on Glover Teixeira, but an injury knocked Gustafsson out. Instead, German fans will get their first UFC title fight, as Jedrzejczyk makes her first debut and headlines are card for the first time.

Jedrzejczyk remained unbeaten when she finished Carla Esparza to claim the title earlier this year, while Penne was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter and is a former Invicta FC atomweight champion.

Some of the other key prelim fights include Makwan Amirkhani vs. Masio Fullen and Alan Patrick vs. Mairbek Taisumov.

Other fighters who were set for action that pulled out include Derek Brunson, Uriah Hall, Mike Wilkinson, Nikita Krylov, Sergio Moraes and Diego Rivas.

Now, on to the action! Remember to keep hitting “refresh” for the latest results:


Ulka Sasaki vs. Taylor Lapilus

Bantamweights kick things off from Berlin, as Ulka Sasaki (18-2-2) goes up against Taylor Lapilus (9-1). Sasaki owns seven first round finishes, including his Octagon debut, while Lapilus is moving into the division for the first time.

Round 1: These two love to come ahead, and it’s Sasaki who scores with a takedown. Lapilus right back to his feet and they are tied in the clinch. Despite both loving to be offensive, this has turned into a stalemate for several minutes. Lapilus breaks free and is backing him down, which might be playing into the offense of Sasaki. Lapilus catches a kick and lands a straight right that rocks Sasaki’s head. He follows up with several elbows and strikes to the body, taking control with a minute left.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Lapilus

Round 2: Sasaki looking to counter-strike, putting his back against the fence and circling. Sasaki with a takedown attempt, but Lapilus remains upright and lands a combo. All in all, a very slow start from these two to the night. Straight left by Lapilus answers and he floors Sasaki. The French fighter pounces and hammers away on Sasaki, knocking him out and in a lot of pain before the referee can step in.

Taylor Lapilus def. Ulka Sasaki via TKO (strikes) at 1:22 of Round 2

Piotr Hallmann vs. Magomed Mustafaev

Up to the lightweight division for our next contest between Piotr Hallmann (15-3) and Magomed Mustafaev (11-1).

Round 1: Big kick from Mustafaev is answered by a left jab from Hallmann and they clinch, with the Russian gaining control. Nice elbow lands by Mustafaev off the exit, but he eats a huge shot and goes to the guard. Hallmann passes and Mustafaev transitions up and out. Knees to the body from the Polish fighter, but Mustafaev reverses and tees off himself. Mustafaev finding his range, landing with lefts and rights before shooting for a takedown. More dangerous strikes with full-force from Mustafaev, who lands a spinning back-kick. Hallmann, though, coming forward with a flying knee and kicks, knocking Mustafaev off balance and moving to the guard position. Mustafaev is very strong on his back, locking him up and avoiding much damage.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Hallmann

Round 2: Hallmann trying to damage the lead leg, throwing kicks to start. Mustafaev, though, continues to be the faster and more powerful striker, landing a spinning back-fist that causes Hallmann to grab a hold of the body and try for a takedown. He gets the takedown, but Mustafaev has a possible kimura up against the fence. Back to the feet and the Russian is teeing off with elbows and inside shots, busting open the eye of Hallmann. As they battle in the clinch, the referee stops things and brings in the doctor to look at the eye. The doctor is telling him that is it and this fight is all over.

Magomed Mustafaev def. Piotr Hallmann via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) at 3:24 of Round 2

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

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