Set for the O2 World in Berlin, the UFC Fight Pass card begins at noon ET. The main card is set for a 3 p.m. ET start.
Along with a world title fight between strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Jessica Penne, Dennis Siver takes on Tatsuya Kawajiri, Peter Sobotta meets Steve Kennedy and Lukasz Sajewski faces off against Nick Hein.
Original plans called for Alexander Gustafsson to take on Glover Teixeira, but an injury knocked Gustafsson out. Instead, German fans will get their first UFC title fight, as Jedrzejczyk makes her first debut and headlines are card for the first time.
Jedrzejczyk remained unbeaten when she finished Carla Esparza to claim the title earlier this year, while Penne was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter and is a former Invicta FC atomweight champion.
Some of the other key prelim fights include Makwan Amirkhani vs. Masio Fullen and Alan Patrick vs. Mairbek Taisumov.
Other fighters who were set for action that pulled out include Derek Brunson, Uriah Hall, Mike Wilkinson, Nikita Krylov, Sergio Moraes and Diego Rivas.
Now, on to the action! Remember to keep hitting “refresh” for the latest results:
Ulka Sasaki vs. Taylor Lapilus
Bantamweights kick things off from Berlin, as Ulka Sasaki (18-2-2) goes up against Taylor Lapilus (9-1). Sasaki owns seven first round finishes, including his Octagon debut, while Lapilus is moving into the division for the first time.
Round 1: These two love to come ahead, and it’s Sasaki who scores with a takedown. Lapilus right back to his feet and they are tied in the clinch. Despite both loving to be offensive, this has turned into a stalemate for several minutes. Lapilus breaks free and is backing him down, which might be playing into the offense of Sasaki. Lapilus catches a kick and lands a straight right that rocks Sasaki’s head. He follows up with several elbows and strikes to the body, taking control with a minute left.
FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Lapilus
Round 2: Sasaki looking to counter-strike, putting his back against the fence and circling. Sasaki with a takedown attempt, but Lapilus remains upright and lands a combo. All in all, a very slow start from these two to the night. Straight left by Lapilus answers and he floors Sasaki. The French fighter pounces and hammers away on Sasaki, knocking him out and in a lot of pain before the referee can step in.
Taylor Lapilus def. Ulka Sasaki via TKO (strikes) at 1:22 of Round 2
Piotr Hallmann vs. Magomed Mustafaev
Up to the lightweight division for our next contest between Piotr Hallmann (15-3) and Magomed Mustafaev (11-1).
Round 1: Big kick from Mustafaev is answered by a left jab from Hallmann and they clinch, with the Russian gaining control. Nice elbow lands by Mustafaev off the exit, but he eats a huge shot and goes to the guard. Hallmann passes and Mustafaev transitions up and out. Knees to the body from the Polish fighter, but Mustafaev reverses and tees off himself. Mustafaev finding his range, landing with lefts and rights before shooting for a takedown. More dangerous strikes with full-force from Mustafaev, who lands a spinning back-kick. Hallmann, though, coming forward with a flying knee and kicks, knocking Mustafaev off balance and moving to the guard position. Mustafaev is very strong on his back, locking him up and avoiding much damage.
FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Hallmann
Round 2: Hallmann trying to damage the lead leg, throwing kicks to start. Mustafaev, though, continues to be the faster and more powerful striker, landing a spinning back-fist that causes Hallmann to grab a hold of the body and try for a takedown. He gets the takedown, but Mustafaev has a possible kimura up against the fence. Back to the feet and the Russian is teeing off with elbows and inside shots, busting open the eye of Hallmann. As they battle in the clinch, the referee stops things and brings in the doctor to look at the eye. The doctor is telling him that is it and this fight is all over.
Magomed Mustafaev def. Piotr Hallmann via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) at 3:24 of Round 2