Krzysztof Jotko outright dominated Alen Amedovski to start the main card of UFC St. Petersburg.
Krzysztof Jotko was 13-0 with wins over Damir Hadzovic and Bojan Velickovic when he signed with the UFC in 2013. His Octagon run kicked off excellently, with a 6-1 start and an impressive five-fight win streak. The streak came to an end with a loss to David Branch in Branch’s UFC return. Since then, he’s lost via TKO to both Uriah Hall and Brad Tavares.
Alen Amedovski will be making his promotional debut at UFC St. Petersburg. Amedovski is a Macedonian-born Italian with an 8-0 professional record. All of his wins have come via knockout, and he has yet to see a third round in his career. The middleweight’s last two fights came in Bellator, where he won by first-round KO both times, most recently in just 12 seconds.
Krzysztof Jotko was dominant out of the gate. Landing a variety of strikes at will. Amedovski responded with a trip but Jotko was able to reverse him into top position. Jotko was able to take his back, but Amedovski scrambled his way to top position. After landing some ground-and-pound, the fight returned to striking range, where Jotko took over. A spinning elbow and right hook rock Amedovski giving Jotko the opportunity to score a takedown. Jotko briefly mounts Amedovski but ends the round with ground-and-pound in half guard.
Cageside Press Scores the First Round 10-9 Krzysztof Jotko
The second round was all Jotko. A few kicks to the head of Amedovski landed then Jotko scored a takedown. Jotko moved to the crucifix and brutalized Amedovski for the entire round, but not quite enough to require a finish.
Cageside Press Scores the Second Round 10-8 Krzysztof Jotko
The third round was more domination from Jotko. An early takedown was followed by consistent ground-and-pound for the final five minutes, snapping Jotko’s losing streak.
Cageside Press Scores the Third Round 10-8 Krzysztof Jotko (30-25 Jotko)
Krzysztof Jotko def. Alen Amedovski by Unanimous Decision (30-25 x2, 30-26)