The UFC has had a pretty good run of events as of late, and the organization will look to continue that streak with UFC Fight Night 69: Jedrzejczyk vs. Penne. While that card may not be appealing to many in the casual fan base, fans with a UFC Fight Pass subscription will be treated a title fight and a host of matchups with real potential.

The card might not have the name appeal many fans want, but name fighters do not always deliver the best performances in the Octagon. On Saturday, June 20, 2015 there will be plenty of reasons to tune in and catch the action at O2 World in Berlin, Germany.

International Up and Comers

With upwards of 500-600 fighters on the current roster, getting showcased in the UFC is a difficult task. That’s why these smaller cards are so important for the UFC’s international talent pool. Shows like UFC Fight Night 69 give young fighters and international up and comers a place to showcase their skills and build a following. UFC Fight Night 69 is packed with international talent looking to get a foothold with the UFC fan base.

Prospect Watch – Makwan Amirkhani

Amirkhani introduced himself to the UFC fan base with a vicious flying knee knockout of Andy Ogle in just eight seconds at UFC on Fox 14 in January. The UFC featherweight division is stacked with talent, young fighters need to do something spectacular to get noticed, and Amirkhani did just that. Now Amirkhani must prove his debut win was no fluke as he takes on Masio Fullen.

Prospect Watch – Lukasz Sajewski

Making his UFC debut against Nick Hein, undefeated Polish lightweight prospect, Sajewski is hungry to prove himself. The 24-year-old has finished all but four of his opponents, and he will be looking to make a statement in the first bout on the main card. The UFC lightweight division is loaded with talent but Sajewski is a name fans should become more familiar with.

Women’s Strawweight Title Fight

In the main event of the evening newly crowned UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk looks to defend her title for the first time against former Invicta FC atomweight champion Jessica Penne.

After winning her first two UFC bouts by decision, Jedrzejczyk was granted an opportunity to take on inaugural women’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza. Esparza, who dominated her competition on season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter, had nothing for Jedrzejczyk. Jedrzejczyk TKO’d Esparza late in the second round to claim the title.

Penne’s UFC journey began with her being a competitor on season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter. Penne
entered the competition as the #4 seed. After winning her first two bouts Penne lost in the semifinals to the eventual season winner and inaugural champion Esparza. Following the season Penne took on fellow cast mate Randa Markos at the finale winning a closely contested split decision and earning “Fight of the Night” honors. This should be a great bout between two of the best female fighters in the world today.

About The Author

RJ Gardner
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RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report, SI.com, CBSSports.com and UFC.com. RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.