Trick or treat? The Octagon’s graphics department was clearly in a Halloween mood when they completed the official event poster for “UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch.” While it’s not the most aesthetically appealing ad the company has ever released, the orange and black-themed billboard gets the job done by featuring main event fighters BJ Penn and Jon Fitch.
After getting handled in back-to-back lightweight title fights to reigning king Frankie Edgar, Penn decided to make the jump back up to the 170-pound division. He quickly disposed of Matt Hughes in his last outing at UFC 123.
Although Fitch owns an imposing 23-3 resume, 13 of his wins have come via decision. The grappler’s last eight contests have all gone to the judges’ scorecards. He’s won all of them except a lopsided defeat to Georges St-Pierre at UFC 87.
Michael Bisping meets fellow middleweight Jorge Rivera in the card’s co-featured contest.
UFC 127 takes place inside the Acer Arena in Sydney (2/26/2011 in North America).
Thus far, seven bouts have been confirmed for the Octagon’s highly anticipated return to the land down under:
Maciej Jewtuszko vs. Curt Warburton*
Riki Fukuda vs. Nick Ring*
Spencer Fisher vs. Ross Pearson*
Anthony Perosh vs. Tom Blackledge
Alexander Gustafsson vs. James Te Huna
Chris Camozzi vs. Kyle Noke
Carlos Condit vs. Chris Lytle
George Sotiropoulos vs. Dennis Siver
Jorge Rivera vs. Michael Bisping
BJ Penn vs. Jon Fitch
* – Not yet confirmed