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:
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
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