UFC Fight Night: Jedrzejczyk vs. Penne will air on June 20, 2015 in Berlin, Germany.
(C) JOANNA JEDRZEJCZYK (9-0-0) VS. #3 JESSICA PENNE
This is a five round fight for the UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship. For the first time ever a title fight will be aired on Fight Pass and it will be between two women of the newly anticipate strawweight class. The current champion Jedrzejczyk brings a combination of Muay Thai and great takedown defense that has helped her keep her fights on their feet where her striking is dominating to where she not only has one fights by knockout, but decision to the point that she wore down her opponents enough to seek a victory in over the judges. Penne brings jiu-jitsu, striking and great takedowns that have lead to many of her fights being won by submission, which is just what most people expect to see from a fighter that is well-rounded with ground game. Though her takedown and striking defense is low compared to Jedrzejczyk, which can be a major downfall when an opponent comes at you in full force and you do not have a very good defense strategy against them, which is why I believe Penne will have a hard time trying to keep up with Jedrzejczyk’s striking. My prediction: Jedrzejczyk wins via TKO in Round 3.
DENNIS SIVER (22-10-0) 1NC VS. TATSUYA “The Crusher” KAWAJIRI (33-8-2)
This is a three round fight in the featherweight division. In this fight, two fighters are fighting to make a statement in hopes of moving up the leader board and face much higher opponents with the possibility of one day receiving a title shot. Siver brings tae kwon-do, jiu-jitsu, and judo to this fight which gives him a great combination of striking, takedowns and grappling techniques that have helped him become successful in winning fights by knockout, submission and decision. Kawajiri brings kickboxing, shooto and ground and pound that have also helped him win fights by all three methods with the only difference is that Kawajiri has had more fights in his career giving him more experience on the sport to where almost all three of the methods of winning on his record are close to even. Though Siver has had more of his fights inside the octagon of the UFC giving him a great advantage of what it takes to compete in the UFC, which has helped him grow to become a better fight and always finds ways to finish his opponents with his great combination of fighting style. My prediction: Siver wins via knockout in Round 1.
PETER SOBOTTA (14-4-1) VS. STEVEN “The Steamrolla” KENNEDY (22-6-0)
This is a three round fight in the welterweight division. This fight also contains two fighters that are trying to work their way up on the leader board only these two have so much left to prove before anyone will be seeing them take on any top contenders. Sobotta brings jiu-jitsu, striking and takedown defense, which are a great combination to start off his road to climbing the ladder in the leader board of the UFC. With his style of fighting he has been able to win many of his fights by submission, which comes from his jiu-jitsu that he seems to keep getting better at. Kennedy brings jiu-jitsu, judo and Shotokan Karate to this fight, which is a great combination to where he has become successful in submission and knockout wins that could possibly give him the upper hand in this fight. However, Sobotta will have a fight ready for him with his takedown defense that Kennedy is going to try to pull on him in order to try and turn the fight into a ground game to keep himself in the upper hand. Though Kennedy has had more experience in the sport and so he knows more about what it takes to go the distance, which could be the major key in who walks away as the victor. My prediction: Kennedy wins via submission in Round 1.