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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)

ufc 188

Welcome to FightLine’s live coverage of UFC 188.

Tonight’s card comes to us from the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico.

In the main event, Cain Velasquez defends his heavyweight title against interim champion Fabricio Werdum. These two were originally scheduled to meet at UFC 180, but a knee injury forced Velasquez out. Werdum went on to win the title in a bout vs. Mark Hunt.

Along with the much-awaited heavyweight scrap, lightweights champions from Bellator, Eddie Alvarez, and Strikeforce, Gilbert Melendez, collide. Also, Kelvin Gastelum takes on Nate Marquardt, Yair Rodriguez battles Charles Rosa and Tecia Torres kicks off the pay-per-view main card vs. Angela Hill.

On the FX prelims, Henry Cejudo will try to work his way closer to a flyweight title fight when he meets Chico Camus. The rest of the card includes Efrain Escudero-Drew Dober, Alejandro Perez-Patrick Williams and Johnny Case-Francisco Trevino.

Augusto Montano-Cathal Pendred and Gabriel Benitez-Clay Collard compete on UFC Fight Pass to begin the night.

All the action starts at 7 p.m. ET online before shifting over to FX at 8 p.m. ET and pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET.


Clay Collard vs. Gabriel Benitez

We begin the night with a featherweight scrap, as Clay Collard (14-5) takes on Gabriel Benitez (17-4).

Round 1: Very hot crowd, as they gave an incredible ovation for Benitez. Right off the bat, Benitez lands and floors Collard. He follows up with a kick to the body that did damage. Very strong start for Benitez, who again floors him with a low kick, followed by a shot to the body. Collard doing a nice job of getting back into this one, mixing his strikes. Straight left from Benitez is followed by a kick to the body that has left bruising on Collard. He answers back, but a low blow halts the action. Collard was all over Benitez, but the ref noticed the shot to the groin. Benitez has the guillotine locked up, jumping into the guard of Collard with it and pulling down. However, he’s unable to secure it and Collard gets out. He immediately takes the back and has his hooks in now with two minutes to go. He’s working hard to get one arm under and he gets it, clasping the hands together for a brief moment. Benitez escapes off his back and lands a nasty elbow to the face, followed by a couple more. Picture-perfect suplex by Collard and the round comes to an end.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Benitez

Round 2: Benitez mixing and changing levels and strikes, as he has an incredible speed advantage over Collard. Inside leg kick again sweeps Collard off his feet, but he did land a right hand. Off another inside leg kick, Collard catches and scores with a takedown. He lands a knee but that is it and Benitez is back up. Another body kick hurts Collard, but he is able to survive and score a takedown. Benitez landed with something as he was getting taken down and Collard appears injured. He’s struggling to move, but looks to keep going. Nice right, but Collard is needing to protect himself. A couple more shots to the body and this one might be over.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Benitez

Round 3: Collard is even slower now to start this final round than he has been in the entire fight. Another kick to the body was caught, but Benitez still went through with it. Collard is hanging on for dear life and Benitez takes his back before gaining a better position for ground-and-pound. Collard gets up slow and has no bounce in his step at all. He’s still trying to push forward as much as possible, but he has no energy left. Takedown for Collard with less than two minutes to go. Collard gained control, taking the back, but he was unable to secure the submission.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Benitez

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

Augusto Montano vs. Cathal Pendred

We’ll conclude the early prelims with welterweights, as Augusto Montano (14-1) goes one-on-one against Ireland’s Cathal Pendred (16-2-1).

Round 1: For the second straight fight, another loud ovation from the pro-Mexican crowd, as Montano fights out of Mexico City. Pendred takes the center and is stalking Montano. Stiff side kick from Montano, as Pendred answers and shoots for a takedown. He’s in very deep on it, but excellent takedown defense by Montano. A much more relaxed and calm Montano, as the owner of 13 first round finishes has yet to really engage. Pendred looking a little frustrated by all this, as he goes in hard after Montano slips. Pendred is just standing in the middle with his hands out, asking for Montano to come out. Flying knee, followed by another knee that is caught by Pendred.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Pendred

Round 2: Before the start of the round, referee Herb Dean warned Montano that he needs to engage or else he’ll take points away. The Mexican crowd was all over Montano with boos after the opening round. Big right hand, and another, by Montano. Pendred eats them both and goes for a takedown against the fence. He finally scores with the takedown and is looking to better his position with three minutes to go. Great job of working to his feet and avoiding punishment for Montano, but he gets dragged back down a second time. He’s got a modified front-choke and has a chance, but Montano pops out.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Pendred

Round 3: Good right for Montano connects, and it seems to have forced Pendred to back up a bit. He’s scoring with knees and kicks, but the size of Pendred is just too much. He’s leaning on Montano and forcing him to carry his weight. Montano working a possible kimura, but he slips free and is out. Nice flurry by Montano, but that’s it.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Montano

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

Johnny Case vs. Francisco Trevino

We’ll begin the FX prelims with a lightweight affair pitting Johnny “Hollywood” Case (15-4) against Francisco Trevino (12-0). This fight was originally scheduled for last year, but an injury forced Trevino out.

Round 1: Trevino was all over the cage before the bout, almost getting right into the corner of Case. Quick start by Case, mixing up his strikes and keeping him off balance. Case catches a kick and unloads, but Trevino just waves him on. Nice right to the chin by the Iowan, followed by another, and Trevino just casually walks away. Exchange of kicks and Case comes back with several shots to the body. Trevino catches Case with an eye poke and he is in pain. Case immediately runs to the other side and falls to the ground. The left eye is nearly closed shut, but Case is going to continue. He scores immediately with a takedown, looking to try and get back to 20/20 vision.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Case

Round 2: The time between rounds helped open the eye of Case. It’s still very red, but he doesn’t appear to have any trouble with it. He’s cut the Octagon off and is striking well with Trevino, continuing to get the better of each and every exchange. Takedown as we head under four minutes in the round by Case. Trevino gives up his back, but Case loses control of an arm for a brief moment. He’s able to get that free and locks in both hooks, taking the back with two-plus minutes to go in the round. Trevino gets out of that and winds up back on top. Case has a guillotine in for a brief moment and Trevino winds up in side control. Hard leg kick and a takedown for Case, who shifts to the back and unloads with right hands.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Case

Round 3: Case the aggressor here to start, coming out after Trevino. a fourth successful takedown for Case halfway through this round and he’s in a great position to claim the fight if it stays here. Trevino, though, is working for a submission, possibly a kimura. Case protects and advances, landing from the top. Trevuno is out and up, looking to score with his own takedown. He’s got just 20 seconds left to do something, as thye finish on the feet. Case told the camera after the fight that he couldn’t see and “won the fight with one eye.”

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Case

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

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