The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to O2 World in Berlin, Germany, this week for UFC Fight Night 69: Jedrzejczyk vs. Penne. Strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk will put her newly minted belt on the line against Jessica Penne after they and the rest of the fighters on the card weighed in on Friday.
Penne, meanwhile, has two blemishes on her record, but both came to two of the top female fighters in the world: Michelle Waterson and Zoile Frausto Gurgel. She hopes to make up for those black marks on her resume by adding an asterisk next to her fight with Jedrzejczyk that says “won UFC strawweight championship.”
After weighing in, Jedrzejczyk and Penne faced off for photographers and things got a little heated. They went forehead-to-forehead then made a snide attempt at exchanging gifts, but ended with Jedrzejczyk smacking Penne arm away from her face before things settled down.
“It’s gonna be a war,” said Jedrzejczyk.
While Penne believes it’s her time to take the belt, saying, “I’m prepared for anything and I’ll end it with my hand raised.”
The co-main event features German fighter Denis Siver battling Japanese MMA legend Tatsuya Kawajiri, who got on and off the scale without incident.
None of the fighter on the card had any issues making weight.
UFC Fight Night 69: Jedrzejczyk vs. Penne Weigh-in Results
Main Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Joanna Jedrzejczyk (114) vs. Jessica Penne (114)
Dennis Siver (145) vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri (146)
Peter Sobotta (171) vs. Steve Kennedy (170)
Nick Hein (155) vs. Lukasz Sajewski (155)
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Makwan Amirkhani (145) vs. Masio Fullen (145)
Mairbek Taisumov (155) vs. Alan Patrick (154)
Alan Omer (146) vs. Arnold Allen (144)
Niklas Backstrom (146) vs. Noah Lahat (145)
Scott Askham (185) vs. Antonio dos Santos Jr. (185)
Piotr Hallmann (154) vs. Magomed Mustafaev (155)
Taylor Lapilus (135) vs. Yuta “Ulka” Sasaki (135)