Stay tuned to https://mmainsight.com today for all the UFC Fight Night 69 results live as they happen from Berlin, Germany.
The action gets underway at 12am ET (5pm UK) with the main card going live at 3pm ET (8pm UK).
Joanna Jedrzejczyk defeats Jessica Penne by TKO at 4.22mins of Rd3
Tatsuya Kawajiri defeats Dennis Siver by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Peter Sobotta Defeats Steven Kennedy by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2.57mins of Rd1
Sobotta came out aggressively in this fight, firing off punches and kicks with confidence, while newcomer Kennedy looked a little tentative. Sobotta then landed a well timed takedown, though Kennedy did well to get sweep and get back to his feet before threatening with a double-leg of his own against the cage. The German was able to defend it though and then caught him off-guard with a takedown of his own. He quickly took his back and set up the rear-naked choke that would lead to the tap-out.
Nick Hein defeats Lukasz Sajewski by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Not the most exciting fight, but Hein did a good job of frustrating Sajewski with his stick-and-move strategy over the course of 15 minutes, showing nice footwork along the way.
Makwan Amirkhani defeats Masio Fullen by submission (rear-naked choke) at 1.41mins of Rd1
Amirkhani wastes no time in getting the finish here, taking Fullen down instantly, transitioning to his back and then working for the rear-naked choke. Credit to Fullen for resisting the submission for as long as he did, but nonetheless it was still all over less than two minutes after it started.
Mairbek Taisumov defeats Alan Patrick by TKO at 1.30mins of Rd2
Good performance from Taisumov, shutting down a lot of Patrick’s takedown attempts and making him pay for it on the feet. It was actually off the back of a failed takedown from Patrick that Taisumov paved the way to victory in the second round, clipping him with a head kick as he stood back up again and then landing some beastly ground and pound strikes to put a cap on the TKO victory.
Arnold Allen defeats Alan Omer by submission (guillotine choke) at 1.41mins of Rd3
Wow, that Allen finished that fight out of the blue in the third round after being edged out by Omer in the previous two rounds. Omer was working for a takedown against the cage, but he left his neck exposed which allowed Allen to slip in a guillotine choke, sink to the mat with it and force a quick tap from his opponent, all in a matter of seconds. Very nicely executed finish there.
Noad Lahat defeats Niklas Backstrom by majority decision (28-28, 29-28 x2)
This proved to be a close fight as can be seen by the fact that one judge actually saw it as a draw. Backstrom got the better of the opening round, managing to take Lahat’s back and threatening with a rear-naked choke, then later an armbar attempt. However, in the second round Lahat completely dominated, quickly opening up a cut on his opponents forehead, and also spending a large portion of the round on top on the mat, achieving mount, putting Backstrom in danger with an armbar and also landing good ground and pound. With both men tiring the final five minutes was razor close and for my money Backstrom just edged it, but it’s Lahat who gets the nod on two of the scorecards.
Scott Askham defeats Antonio dos Santos Jr by TKO at 2.52mins of Rd1
Big finish for Askham here, initially dropping Dos Santos Jr with a big uppercut. Dos Santos Jr got back to his feet, but was still on wobbly legs as he tried to get out of danger. Askham didn’t let him off the hook, hunting him down with a head kick and then two big knees that sent him back to the mat, producing the TKO finish.
Magomed Mustafaev defeats Piotr Hallmann by TKO at 3.24mins of Rd2
Bit of an unfortunate ending here with a nasty cut above Hallman’s left eye that was affecting his ability to see resulting in the referee deciding to bring an end to the fight mid-way through the second. A shame as it had been a competitive bout up until that point.
Taylor Lapilus defeats Yuta Sasaki by TKO at 1.22mins of Rd2
Early in the second round Lapilus connects with a clean straight left that troubles Sasaki, then another left drops him to the mat with ground and pound following for the TKO finish.