Jessica Penne Takes A Shot At The UFC Strawweight Title

One week from Saturday, on June 20th...Jessica Penne will get a shot at the title. She's taking on the undefeated UFC straw weight champ in Berlin.

Fun facts about Jessica Penne (Source: Wikipedia)

Jessica Penne is an Italian-American mixed martial artist. She was the first Invicta FC Atomweight Champion. She also competed in the first women's bout in Bellator Fighting Championships. She currently competes in the Women's Strawweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

As of December 16, 2014, she is #3 in the official UFC Strawweight rankings.

Penne is a kickboxer who also utilizes grappling and jiu-jitsu. While standing, she often attacks with hooks, body kicks, and knees from a clinch. Penne regularly attempts to take opponents to the mat, normally with clinches, trips, or takedown reversals. During a grappling session, she will usually attack with strikes before attempting a submission.

Penne was scheduled to face Juliana Lima on May 30, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 67. However, Penne was pulled from that bout in favor of a match-up with UFC Women's Strawweight Champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk on June 20, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 69, after that event's headliner bout fell apart.

UFC Fight Night Berlin takes place Saturday, June 20th...you can catch it on 'UFC Fight Pass' starting at noon.

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