BJ Penn and Jon Fitch Expected to Work Overtime at UFC 127

Written by Tom Ngo
February 26th, 2011

UFC Lightweight Champ BJ Penn

Similarly to how the voice told Kevin Costner in the movie “Field of Dreams” to ‘Go the distance,’ the Gambling Gods profess tonight’s UFC 127 main event between BJ Penn and Jon Fitch will do the same.

Fitch continues to hover around the 2-to-1 favorite arena, while the former multi-divisional champ will enter the contest a +165 underdog. However, those lines have remained steady since first opening a couple of months back.

To help spice things up for tonight’s show, the powers that be have also released the Over/Under lines for the main event. Fitch has gone the distance the last eight times he’s taken center stage. The American Kickboxing Academy trained fighter has rattled off five consecutive unanimous decision victories.

The odds of the welterweight top contender scrap ending early is pegged at +200, whereas the likelihood of the three judges determining Saturday’s outcome checks in at an overwhelming 3-to-1 opportunity.

UFC 127 takes place inside the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia. The pay-per-view broadcast airs live in North America tonight at 10PM ET/7PM PT.

Here is the card’s complete list of investment options (Courtesy of BetUS):

Favorite (-) Underdog (+)

Preliminary Bouts:

Curt Warburton +110
Maciej Jewtuszko -140

Mark Hunt +200
Chris Tuchscherer -260

Riki Fukuda -130
Nick Ring -100

Tie Quan Zhang -300
Jason Reinhardt +220

Tom Blackledge -180
Anthony Perosh +150

Alexander Gustafsson -350
James Te Huna +250

Spencer Fisher +145
Ross Pearson -175

Main Bouts:

Chris Lytle -280
Brian Ebersole +210

Chris Camozzi +165
Kyle Noke -210

George Sotiropoulos -400
Dennis Siver -300

Jorge Rivera +275
Michael Bisping -375

BJ Penn +165
Jon Fitch -210

Over/Under 2.5 Rounds:

Over -300

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