UFC Fight Night: Jędrzejczyk vs. Penne

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UFC Fight Night: Jędrzejczyk vs. Penne
UFN Berlin 2015 poster.jpg
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Jędrzejczyk vs. Penne.
Information
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateJune 20, 2015 (2015-06-20)
VenueO2 World
CityBerlin, Germany
Attendance8,155[1]
Event chronology
UFC 188: Velasquez vs. Werdum UFC Fight Night: Jędrzejczyk vs. Penne UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Romero

UFC Fight Night: Jędrzejczyk vs. Penne (also known as UFC Fight Night 69) was a mixed martial arts event held on June 20, 2015, at O2 World in Berlin, Germany.[2]

Background[edit]

The event was expected to be headlined by a light heavyweight bout between former title challengers Alexander Gustafsson and Glover Teixeira.[2] However, Gustafsson pulled out of the bout on May 1 due to an injury. In turn, Teixeira was removed from the card entirely and was rescheduled to face Ovince Saint Preux on August 8, 2015, at UFC Fight Night 73.[3] Subsequently, a UFC Women's Strawweight Championship bout between current champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk and former Invicta FC Atomweight champion Jessica Penne was announced as the new event headliner.[4][5]

Makwan Amirkhani was expected to face Diego Rivas at the event.[6] However, shortly after the bout was announced, Rivas was pulled from the fight due to undisclosed reasons. Amirkhani remained on the card to face Masio Fullen.[7]

A welterweight bout between Sérgio Moraes and Peter Sobotta was originally booked for UFC Fight Night 64. However, the bout was cancelled due to Sobotta being injured. Moraes remained on the card against a different opponent. The fight was later rescheduled for this event.[8] On June 9, the fight was scrapped once again as Moraes pulled out for undisclosed reasons. He was replaced by promotional newcomer Steve Kennedy.[9]

A light heavyweight bout between Nikita Krylov and Marcos Rogério de Lima was briefly linked to this event. However the pairing was moved a week later to UFC Fight Night 70.[10]

Derek Brunson was expected to face Krzysztof Jotko at the event. However, Brunson pulled out of the fight on June 9 citing a rib injury and was briefly replaced by Uriah Hall.[11] Three days after the booking, Hall was removed due to an alleged visa issue. In turn, Jotko was removed from the card entirely.[12]

Mike Wilkinson was expected to face Alan Omer at the event. However, Wilkinson suffered a shoulder injury and was removed from the card. Wilkinson was replaced by promotional newcomer Arnold Allen.[13]

Results[edit]

Main Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Women's Strawweight Joanna Jędrzejczyk (c) def. Jessica Penne TKO (punches and knee) 3 4:22 [a]
Featherweight Tatsuya Kawajiri def. Dennis Siver Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Peter Sobotta def. Steve Kennedy Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:57
Lightweight Nick Hein def. Łukasz Sajewski Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Featherweight Makwan Amirkhani def. Masio Fullen Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 1:31
Lightweight Mairbek Taisumov def. Alan Patrick TKO (head kick and punches) 2 1:30
Featherweight Arnold Allen def. Alan Omer Submission (guillotine choke) 3 1:41
Featherweight Noad Lahat def. Niklas Bäckström Decision (majority) (28–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Scott Askham def. Antônio dos Santos Jr. KO (punches and knees) 1 2:52
Lightweight Magomed Mustafaev def. Piotr Hallmann TKO (doctor stoppage) 2 3:24
Bantamweight Taylor Lapilus def. Yuta Sasaki TKO (punches) 2 1:26

[14]

Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[15]

  • Fight of the Night: Joanna Jędrzejczyk vs. Jessica Penne
  • Performance of the Night: Mairbek Taisumov and Arnold Allen

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff (2015-06-20). "UFC Fight Night 69 draws an announced 8,155 fans". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-06-20.
  2. ^ a b Staff (2015-03-30). "Alexander Gustafsson vs. Glover Teixeira to headline UFC Fight Night 69 in Berlin". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  3. ^ Mike Bohn (2015-05-20). "Ovince Saint Preux vs. Glover Teixeira gets UFC Fight Night 74 main event slot". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-05-20.
  4. ^ Staff (2015-05-01). "Gustafsson out vs. Teixeira, Jedrzejczyk vs. Penne headlines UFC Fight Night 69". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-05-01.
  5. ^ "UFC Fight Night 69: Jedrzejczyk vs. Penne fight card lineup finalized; Hein vs. Sajewski kicks off 4 fight main card". The MMA Report. Retrieved 2015-05-06.
  6. ^ Sean Bio (2015-04-02). "Niklas Backstrom vs. Noad Lahat, Makwan Amirkhani vs. Diego Rivas added to UFC Fight Night 69 in Berlin". cagepages.com. Retrieved 2015-05-02.
  7. ^ Ryan O'Leary (2015-04-16). "Makwan Amirkhani Joins UFC in Berlin Card". mmaviking.com. Retrieved 2015-05-02.
  8. ^ Staff (2015-05-05). "Peter Sobotta vs. Sergio Moraes re-booked for UFC Fight Night 69 in Berlin". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-05-06.
  9. ^ Staff (2015-06-09). "With Sergio Moraes out, Peter Sobotta gets new UFC Fight Night 69 opponent". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-06-09.
  10. ^ Karim Zidan (2015-05-15). "TUF Brazil: 4 Finale in Florida gets Lyoto Machida vs. Yoel Romero main event". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2015-05-15.
  11. ^ Staff (2015-06-09). "Uriah Hall replaces Derek Brunson at UFC Fight Night 69 in Berlin". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-06-09.
  12. ^ Staff (2015-06-12). "Three days after UFC Fight Night 69 booking, Uriah Hall pulled from card". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-06-12.
  13. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2015-06-15). "Newcomer Allen in for Wilkinson in Berlin". ufc.com. Retrieved 2015-06-15.
  14. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Jędrzejczyk vs. Penne". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  15. ^ Matt Erickson (2015-06-20). "UFC Fight Night 69 bonuses: You're damn right Jedrzejczyk got $50,000". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-06-20.