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“UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch” Fight Card Finalized

Written by Tom Ngo
January 3rd, 2011
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On the heels of Saturday’s spectacular New Year’s Day extravaganza, the world’s premier mixed martial arts promotion has announced the complete roster for “UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch.” The Octagon’s return to the land down under takes place February 26th inside the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia.

Former multi-divisional champion BJ Penn will stand opposite Jon Fitch in the card’s featured attraction.

A middleweight scrap between Michael Bisping and Jorge Rivera will serve as the night’s co-main event.

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.

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.

Here are the fighters scheduled to participate in the pay-per-view broadcast:

Preliminary Bouts:

Anthony Perosh vs. Tom Blackledge
Maciej Jewtuszko vs. Curt Warburton
Mark Hunt vs Chris Tuchscherer
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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