This weekend, UFC Fight Night 69 will see Joanna Jedrzejczyk defend her Women’s Strawweight Championship against the number 3 Women’s Strawweight Jessica Penne. The main card will also feature Dennis Siver vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri, Sobotta vs. Kennedy and Hein vs. Sajewski. With this event being a UFC Fight Pass exclusive, you won’t be seeing big names on the cards b,ut you will be seeing the future of the UFC on display as well, as the future of European MMA Fighters.

I think that this event is going to have a lot of stoppages with some fighters dealing with UFC jitters and all of them trying to put on an outstanding fight to show the UFC management that they are the next big thing.

Fight of the Night Bonus

I believe that the Fight of the Night Bonus will be given out on the prelims because of the slugfest that is going to take place between Mairbek Taisumov and Alan Patrick. This fight has two fighters who are not afraid of trading strikes and are willing to take a shot to give a shot. This fight is going to entertain the prelim card viewers thoroughly with an aggressive stand-up battle, which I see ending late in the second round.

Performance of the Night Bonuses

One of the performance of the night bonuses is going to go to Makwan Amirkhani. Amirkhani won a performance of the night bonus in his last fight with the UFC with a first round KO/TKO victory over Andy Ogle, which was set up with a highlight reel flying knee at the start of the round. Amirkhani is full of confidence, and I think that will transfer over to his second fight in the UFC when he takes on Masio Fullen. Amirkhani showed his striking skills in his first fight and Fullen will be ready for that, but he is truly a submission specialist. With his strong submission game, I see Amirkhani taking the fight to the mat and winning by rear-naked choke.

The other performance of the night bonus I believe is going to go to Joanna Jedrzejczyk after her successful title defence against Jessica Penne. Jedrzejczyk showed how dominant her striking is in the Women’s Strawweight Division when she took the title from Carla Esparza in impressive fashion. Jedrzejczyk is going to be able to stop Penne’s takedown attempts, forcing Penne to stand with her. Jedrzejczyk is going to work the body with all forms of strikes, kicks, punches, knees, and when Penne drops her defense and starts anticipating body strikes, that is when Jedrzejczyk is going to go to the head and stop Penne. I see the end of this fight coming in the second or third round but more importantly, Jedrzejczyk is going to be the first champion to defend the UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship successfully.

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Scott Bond
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Scott is a Sports Administration graduate from Laurentian University. He has been a fan of MMA for over 15 years following closely the impact it has had on Canada. The business side of MMA is Scott’s true passion, be it the economics of the sport or the worldwide acceptance it has received and increased revenues that have followed.