Saturday, June 20, 2015 UFC Fight Night 65 takes place from Berlin, Germany. The entire event will air live and free (for subscribers) on UFC Fight Pass. The preliminary card features seven fights and kicks off at 12PM/9AM ETPT. The main card will feature four fights and begins at 3PM/12PM.

Once again the UFC is using Fight Pass as a tool to assist in their efforts for global expansion. The last two Fight Pass events where in Adelaide, Australia and Krakow, Poland. Now the UFC is heading to Berlin, Germany with one of their best UFC Fight Pass exclusive events to date.

While the quality of the overall event isn’t the best, the UFC has never put a title fight on Fight Pass. It hasn’t made sense in the past, but the stars aligned and here we are. The recently crowned straw weight champion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk will headline opposite her challenger, Jessica Penne. A European champion fighting a legitimate contender, in Germany couldn’t be a better way for Fight Pass to have their first championship fight. The other notable fighters on the card include Dennis Siver, Tatsuya Kawajiri, and Makwan Amirkhani.

Main Card Summary

(c) Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Jessica Penne – for UFC Strawweight Championship

Round 1: Jedrzejczyk took the center immediately, but didn’t rush in. Staying composed she picked her shots and Penne did her best to avoid her hands. Penne rushed and attempted a take down against the cage. Jedrzejczyk defended and landed some strikes while exiting. Penne secured a take down, but Jedrzejczyk got back up quickly. Penne continued to pressure against the cage and nullify Jedrzejczyk’s striking. Jedrzejczyk finds her way out by delivering an elbow to Penne’s face. They circled back to the center and Penne ducked a shot and went in for another take down against the cage. Jedrzejczyk reversed it and stood back up. Jedrzejczyk landed a punch that dropped Penne and Jedrzejczyk delivered some ground and pound. Jedrzejczyk stood up and refused to engage on the ground. The ref stood them up. Penne landed a throw at the end of the round.

Round 2: They both came forward, but Jedrzejczyk established offensive position first. Jedrzejczyk and Penne where trading, but Jedrzejczyk was connecting more often and more significantly. Jedrzejczyk pressured against the cage before abandoning a take down attempt. On her way out she delivered a head kick. She circled out and continued to batter the face of Penne. Penne took a huge elbow and started to pour on the punches. Penne survived and clinched with Jedrzejczyk to avoid a stoppage. Jedrzejczyk found her way out again.  Again landing elbows, knees, and fists at will. A bloodied Penne continued to survive, but Jedrzejczyk was landing some brutal strikes almost to the final bell.

Round 3: Penne came right back to meet Jedrzejczyk in the center, but Jedrzejczyk superior striking had her back on defense quickly. Penne was still firing back, but Jedrzejczyk was landing far more significant strikes. Penne attempted a take down, and it was denied. Jedrzejczyk let her back up and after a brief exchange, Penne secured a body lock and attempted a take down against the cage. Penne gave up on it, and they went back to the center of the cage. Jedrzejczyk was consistently throwing leg kicks from round one, and it started to show in the final half of round three. Against the cage Jedrzejczyk was teeing off, and Marc Goddard called a stop to the fight.

(c) Joanna Jedrzejczyk def. Jessica Penne by TKO, Round 3, 4:22 – for UFC Strawweight Championship

Dennis Siver vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri

Round 1: They both came to the center and Kawajiri kept Siver at distance with some kicks. Kawajiri was moving in and out and picking his shots. Siver continued to advance and try to cut off Kawajiri. Kawajiri then went in for the take down, but Siver was defending well. Siver got out of and landed a punch as he exited. Siver landed a big left hand in the exchange, but Kawjiri weathered it well. Kawajiri shot in again, but Siver shook him off. Siver landed a back kick, and Kawajiri again searched for the take down. Siver was defending well and was fighting off of one leg before breaking away. Kawajiri was relentless with the take down attempts, but Sivers defense was great.  At the end of the round Kawajiri scored one take down.

Round 2: They both came out throwing kicks, and then they established distance. Siver started to time Kawajiri’s entries a bit and land counters. Siver started to attack the legs of Kawajiri. Kawajiri went in for a take down, and Siver sprawled. Kawajiri came right back in for another single leg and backed Siver against the cage. Kawajiri secured the take down and stayed on top of Siver delivering some short shots. Kawajiri’s was dominant in controlling Siver on the ground and transitioned into mount. Siver almost scrambled out, but Kawajiri jumped right back into guard in the final moments of the round.

Round 3: They started off tentative. Kawajiri shot in again and secured it. Siver threatened with a guillotine from half guard and got back to his feet. Kawajiri went for the take down again after a brief exchange on the feet, but Siver continued to defend. Kawajiri secures a take down. Siver was threatening with some submissions, and Kawajiri was fighting for position. Kawajiri landed some strikes at the end of the round.

Tatsuya Kawajiri def. Dennis Siver by Unanimous Decision, (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Peter Sobotta vs. Steven Kennedy

Round 1: Sobotta came out aggressive. He was putting together solid combinations and mixing kicks in too. Kennedy seemed like a sitting target for Sobotta. Sobotta then transitioned easily to a take down. Kennedy sweeped and Sobotta scrambled back to his feet. Sobotta defended against the take down and took Kennedy’s back. Sobotta was threatening with a neck crank and rear naked choke attack. Kennedy defended a bit, but he was eventually tapped.

Peter Sobotta def. Steven Kennedy by Submission (RNC), Round 1, 2:57

Nick Hein vs. Lukasz Sajewski

Round 1: They touched gloves and Sajewski took the center. Sajewski was advancing, and then he clinched against the cage. Hein broke away and went to the center. Not a lot of trading, then Sajewski got a knock down. Hein quickly got back to his feet quickly and Sajewski pressured him against the cage. Hein eventually broke away again. Standing they were respectful of each other, but eventually started trading. It led to Hein getting a take down, and eventually taking back control against the cage. Hein let Sajewski go though and they got back to the center of the cage again. Sajewski was getting the better of Hein on the feet, but Hein started to land some solid strikes towards the end of the round. No combinations, but significant strikes none the less.

Round 2: Sajewski once again took the center and moved forward. Hein was composed, but he wasn’t throwing as many combinations. Out of no where they exchanged and Hein threw a number of strikes. Hein connected behind Sajewski’s ear and backed him up a little. While Sajewski was advancing, Hein was shutting it down with good defense and usually making Sajewski pay for it when he came in. Hein backed Sajewski against the cage and engaged in some dirty boxing, before circling back out. Hein started to take the momentum of the fight and Sajewski was looking very tired. Hein ended the round with a solid body kick.

Round 3: Sajewski sticking to the game plan came into the center of the cage, but Hein immediately lands a solid hook to his face. As Sajewski advanced, Hein continued to move out of the way and land at will. Sajewski got poked in the eye, but came back into the fight. Hein came back out aggressive with combinations. He was really letting his hands and feet go as Sajewski continued to fall behind. Nick Hein continued to land at will, and circle out when ever Sajewski came forward. As Sajewski came in, Hein landed a big left hook that rocked Sajewski, but he survived. The fight ended with Sajewski looking exhausted and frustrated.

Nick Hein def. Lukasz Sajewski by Unanimous Decision, (30-27,30-27,30-27)


(c) Joanna Jedrzejczyk def. Jessica Penne by TKO, Round 3, 4:22 – for UFC Strawweight Championship
Tatsuya Kawajiri def. Dennis Siver by Unanimous Decision, (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Peter Sobotta def. Steven Kennedy by Submission (RNC), Round 1, 2:57
Nick Hein def. Lukasz Sajewski by Unanimous Decision, (30-27,30-27,30-27)
Makwan Amirkhani def. Masio Fullen by Submission (RNC), Round 1,  1:31
Mairbek Taisumov def. Alan Patrick by TKO, Round 2, 1:30
Arnold Allen def. Alan Omar by Submission (guillotine), Round 3, 1:49
Noad Lahat def. Niklas Bastrom by Majority Decision, (28-28, 29-28,29-28)
Scott Askham def. Antonio dos Santos by TKO, Round 1, 2:52
Magomed Mustafaev def. Piotr Hallman by TKO (Doctor Stoppage), Round 2, 3:24
Taylor Lapilus def. Ulka Sasaki by TKO, Round 2, 1:26

(c) – Champion

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Michael Davis
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Michael Davis is a seasoned professional in the world of finance. In recent years, he has worked for Fortune 500 companies and consulted at one of the largest hedge funds in the world. After working closely with a mixed martial arts management company, he realized he could apply his skills to the sport he loved. The culmination of his professional experience and passion for MMA have led him to his role as Senior Staff Writer and Director of Business Development at The MMA Corner.