“UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch” is well underway inside the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia. All seven preliminary bouts are officially in the books, as fans were treated to five freebie matches on Facebook and ION Television.
Former Pride veteran Mark Hunt secured his first victory inside the Octagon. The heavyweight rebounded from his submission loss to Sean McCorkle this past September by stopping Chris Tuchscherer in the 2ndRound of their hotly-contested scrap.
The most questionable result on the undercard went in favor of former “The Ultimate Fighter” contestant Nick Ring.
It seemed as though the Canadian had been thoroughly outwrestled for the better part of his 15-minutes affair with Riki Fukuda. Unfortunately for the Japanese fighter, who was making his big league debut, all three judges believed Ring had won the first two rounds and awarded him with a unanimous decision victory.
Make sure to check out our live play-by-play of tonight’s main card.
Here are the results for the preliminary bouts:
Curt Warburton Defeated Maciej Jewtuszko via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Mark Hunt Defeated Chris Tuchscherer via TKO at 1:41 in the 2ndRound
Tie Quan Zhang Defaeted Jason Reinhardt via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at :48 in the 1stRound
Anthony Perosh Defeated Tom Blackledge via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:45 in the 1stRound
Nick Ring Defeated Riki Fukuda via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Alexander Gustafsson Defeated James Te Huna via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:27 in the 1stRound
Ross Pearson Defeated Spencer Fisher via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)