After the injury bug came swooping in to take Carlos Condit out of his welterweight shootout with Chris Lytle, Octagon brass started scrambling for a last-minute replacement to complete their “UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch” roster. As expected, Brian Ebersole has agreed to step in at the 11th hour to meet Lytle inside the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia.
Most major UFC shows feature 11 bouts, six dark matches and five that will air on television. However, because the Aussies love them some MMA, the promotion decided to reward them for their record-tying sellout performance by offering an additional preliminary fight.
A top contender welterweight scrap between former champion BJ Penn and Jon Fitch will headline the company’s return to the land down under.
The pay-per-view broadcast will air live in North America on Saturday, February 26th at 10PM ET/7PM PT.
Here is the official UFC 127 roster and bout order:
Tie Quan Zhang vs. Jason Reinhardt
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
Chris Camozzi vs. Kyle Noke
Chris Lytle vs. Brian Ebersole
George Sotiropoulos vs. Dennis Siver
Jorge Rivera vs. Michael Bisping
BJ Penn vs. Jon Fitch