5 Predictions For UFC Fight Night Berlin

Is Joanna Jedrzejczyk the real deal or just a bunch of hype?

Ufc Fight Night Berlin

The UFC makes its long awaited return to Germany and will grace the O2 World in Berlin with an exclusive Fight Pass event. The main event will feature Joanna Jedrzeiczyk making the first defense of her strawweight championship against #3 ranked Jessica Penne.

Featherweights takes center stage in the co-main event as Denis Siver looks to get back on the winning track against the dangerous and durable Tatsuya Kawajiri. Germany’s Peter Sobotta and Nick Hein round out the main card in their respective welterweight and lightweight bouts.

This show marks the first time a title fight will headline an event airing on Fight Pass. Joanna Jedrzeiczyk’s ferocious fighting style has made her a star on the rise as everyone wants to see what she does, or maybe more appropriately, who she destroys next.

In many ways, this is the most important fight in Jedrzeiczyk’'s career. Now that she has a gold belt backing up her fierce reputation, people want to know if her domination of Carla Esparza will be the norm or an anomaly.

Success here could go a long way long in bringing more big name fights to the UFC’s digital streaming service. The company has been slow and steady in building the platform with the recent addition of several fight libraries and live events held by different promotions. Without further ado, here are 5 Predictions for UFC Fight Night: Berlin

5. Makwan Amirkhani vs. Masio Fullen


Ok, this isn’t a main card fight, however, the UFC only scheduled four bouts on the main card. Still, there have been many times where the prelims upstaged anything people were paying to see on the marquee.

Makwan Amirkhani’s eight second knockout of Angy Ogle via a flying knee makes him the odds on favorite here. He also has some swagger to his game so personality may also go a long way in making new fans.

With nine submission wins to his credit, Amirkhani will be able to control the fight wherever it goes. Masio Fullen is a decent wrestler, but that seems to be all that he brings to the table which will make him easy pickings for Amirkhani.

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