“UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch” Fight Card Nearly Complete

Written by Tom Ngo
December 31st, 2010
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And then there was one. As in one final bout to finalize the fight card for “UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch.” The February 26th event takes place inside the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia.

A welterweight bout between former champ BJ Penn and Jon Fitch will headline the pay-per-view broadcast.

After getting dominated 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 will take on Jorge Rivera in the night’s co-main event.

The latest scrap to be confirmed for the record-tying show was a preliminary bout between Spencer Fisher and Ross Pearson.

Here are the fighters scheduled to participate in the Octagon’s return to the land down under:

Preliminary Bouts:

Anthony Perosh vs. Tom Blackledge
Maciej Jewtuszko vs. Curt Warburton
Riki Fukuda vs. Nick Ring
Alexander Gustafsson vs. James Te Huna
Spencer Fisher vs. Ross Pearson

Main Bouts:

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

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