SYDNEY AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 23: BJ Penn (L) and Jon Fitch (R) of the USA pose up during a Press Conference ahead of UFC 127 at Star City on February 23 2011 in Sydney Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

UFC 127 Results: B.J. Penn And Jon Fitch Fight To A Draw

UFC 127 results and fight-by-fight analysis will be provided by SB Nation MMA throughout the night for all of the action. Tonight's headliner for UFC 127 is B.J. Penn vs. Jon Fitch and Jorge Rivera vs. Michael Bisping. The event airs live on Facebook, ION Television and pay-per-view from the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia.

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UFC 127 Results: B.J. Penn And Jon Fitch Reach A Draw

ROUND 3 - round three begins with a big right hand from Jon Fitch and a takedown right away. B.J. Penn pushes him off and the fighters continue to clinch against the fence. Penn stops the second takedown and Fitch takes his back standing. Now on top in half guard, Fitch unloads ground and pound. Butterfly guard now for Fitch. Fitch is truly giving it to Penn this round with Penn offering next to nothing from his back. Penn is barely covering up and taking a lot of damage from his back. There's no positional advancement for Fitch, but there doesn't need to be any. Fitch using dirty boxing tactics of holding the head from top position. Penn's guard is effectively nullified. A small attempt from Fitch for a head and arm triangle, but nothing doing.

SB Nation scores this round 10-9 Fitch and the bout 29-28 Penn.

UFC 127 results: Neither B.J. Penn nor Jon Fitch win as the fight is a majority draw. (29-28 Fitch, 28-28, 28-28 majority draw)

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UFC 127 Results: B.J. Penn vs. Jon Fitch Round 2

ROUND 2 - B.J. Penn comes out strong, but over commits with his strikes and is taken down. Without taking too much damage Penn stands and continues to defend the takedown. Nice elbow from Penn cuts Fitch. The fighters separate and Penn takes Fitch down again and takes his back again. Hand fighting again he misses and Fitch reverses position in Penn's guard. Fitch's corner is frantically screaming instructions as blood pours from Fitch's nose. Decent ground and pound Jon Fitch but little to no positional advancement. Penn gets back to his feet.

SB Nation scores this round 10-9 Penn.

Round two of the main event from UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch.

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UFC 127 Results: B.J. Penn Vs. Jon Fitch Round 1

The main event for tonight's UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch is, naturally, B.J. Penn vs. Jon Fitch. UFC President Dana White said the winner of this bout was in line for a title shot. Would that be against Jake Shields? Or would it be against someone new? We won't know until UFC 129, but tonight would answer who one-half of the equation would be.

The referee in charge of the action is Herb Dean.

ROUND 1 - before the round even starts, Fitch looks much larger than Penn. Penn closes the distance immediately and goes for a takedown against the fence. The fighters trade knees inside. Fitch reverses position and goes for a takedown, switching back and forth between a double and single. Now Penn reverses Fitch and takes Fitch to the ground. Then he takes his back...locks up the body triangle. Penn and Fitch hand fight and the Hawaiian nearly lands a rear naked choke before Fitch reverses position in Penn's guard. Fitch now pressing Penn into the cage attempting the takedown. Nothing doing.

SB Nation scores this round 10-9 Penn.

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UFC 127 Results: Michael Bisping Bludgeons Jorge Rivera

The co-main event of the evening (UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch) tonight was Michael Bisping vs. Jorge Rivera. Bisping wanted to make the case that he deserved a title shot. Rivera wanted to prove he belonged among the elite of the division.

The referee in charge of the action is Marc Goddard. The fighters do not touch gloves.

ROUND 1 - Rivera fires a right and misses. Wide stance from Bisping as the Brit is moving widely from the outside. Rivera head hunting right away with the right hand. A charging double leg from Bisping puts Rivera on the mat, but the Boston native stands. The right hand does land for Rivera and the latin fighter stuffs a shot from the British. A third attempt from Bisping works and Rivera is on his back. In a scramble, Rivera moves to his knees and Bisping lands an illegal knee. Referee Marc Goddard stops the action. Rivera says he can continue and the fight resumes. Bisping is deducted a point. Rivera still head hunting and misses. Bisping attempts a double leg and is rebuffed. Of a counterpunch from Rivera, Bisping lands a takedown. Rivera back to his feet now.

SB Nation scores this round 9-9.

ROUND 2 - big right hand from Rivera lands and stumbles Bisping, but the Brit recovers. Bisping cornering Rivera now by taking control of the space. Two shots attempted and stuffed. Bisping lands a hard right hand. And another. And another. Rivera mostly covering up. Rivera falls to his knees and referee Marc Goddard stops the fight.

UFC 127 results: Michael Bisping defeats Jorge Rivera by TKO referee stoppage at 1:54 of round 2.

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UFC 127 Results: Dennis Siver Upsets George Sotiropoulos, Derails Australian's Title Track

A fight the most interesting to Australians at UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch, George Sotiropoulos locked horns with German Dennis Siver. Many though the Australian deserved a title shot instead of this fight. It turned out the German was a very tough test.

The referee in charge is Leon Roberts.

ROUND 1 - Right hand lands for the Australian as Siver uses his front leg like a jab. Outside leg kick for Siver. Sotiropoulos grabs ahold of Siver's leg and tries mightily to land a takedown, but Siver has none of it. Sotiropoulos shoots and is thrown right by by Siver. Outside leg kick lands for Siver. Wheel kick for Siver misses, but a punch clips the Australian. A huge left hand for Siver connects. And another. Siver now on top throwing hammerfists, but moves back out to stand. Sotiropoulos attempts a terrible takedown from far outside. Siver leaps in with a left hand. Turning side kick from Siver barely misses.

SB Nation scores this round 10-9 Siver.

ROUND 2 - Siver stumbles from a missed punch, but recovers. Leaping left hook from Siver misses the mark. Sotiropoulos trying to create openings with feints and movements. He times a takedown and is stuffed right away. Another single leg attempt from the Australian, but it's immediately dismissed. Left hook from Siver barely misses. Big right hand for Siver and Sotiroppulos lands a couple of punches after several wild exchanges. Left hook lands for Sotiropoulos and a leg kick.

SB Nation scores this round 10-9 Sotiropoulos.

ROUND 3 - Sotiropoulos goes for another takedown, but Siver dismisses it easily. Sotiropoulos takes center of the Octagon with Siver now counterpunching on the outside. Another kick from Siver and another takedown stuffed by Siver. Both fighters trading punches up high, neither landing much. Another reaching takedown attempt from the Australian and it misses. Siver lands a hard shot the body. Hard jab from Siver. Spinning back first barely lands, but a hard right from Siver finds the mark. Another outside leg kick from Siver. Another turning side kick for Siver barely lands.

SB Nation scores this round 10-9 Siver and the bout 29-28 Siver.

UFC 127 results: Dennis Siver defeats George Sotiropoulos by decision (29-28, 30-28, 30-27).

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UFC 127 Results: Brian Ebersole Upsets Chris Lytle In UFC Debut

The second fight on the pay-per-view main card of UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch was Chris Lytle vs. Brian Ebersole. Lytle, originally slated to face Carlos Condit, was forced to fight Ebersole on late notice. Strangely, Ebersole walks into the cage with a Kimbo Slice-inspired chest hair shaving design.

ROUND 1 - Lytle lands a nice body shot and follows to the head. Ebersole mostly pawing from the outside. The shots from Lytle seem more audible. Left hook from Lytle misses and Ebersole uses it to land a single leg takedown. Lytle transitions to a guillotine, but is reversed and now Lytle is on his back. Now the guillotine is without an arm, so Ebersole goes back down to the mat. He tries to stand, but Lytle hits a cradle and keeps him in place. Ebersole is sitting on his hip, but Lytle goes again for the guillotine this time from full guard. Lytle lets it go and stands. In a scramble, Lyle rolls for a kneebar, but nothing doing. Ebersole on top lands big elbows and shoulder strikes.

SB Nation scores this round 10-9 Lytle.

ROUND 2 - body kick from Brian Ebersole. Leg kick as well and he dodges a right from Lytle. Turning back from Ebersole goes nowhere. Uppercut lands hard for Lytle. Hard right hand now for Lytle. Ebersole shoots with no set up and the shots are stuffed. Dirty boxing for Lytle finds the mark. A huge knee lands for Ebersole and he attempts a brabo choke as Lytle is rocked badly. Ebersole all over Lytle now, although Lytle is standing. Ebersole slams Lytle to the mat and tries to land strikes over a cross face.

SB Nation scores this round 10-9 Ebersole.

ROUND 3 - Lytle opens the round unloading on Ebersole, but is ultimately taken down. Lytle attempts another guillotine, but nothing doing. Lytle stands and again goes back to the guillotine, but moves to top position and now switches to a power guillotine. Ebersole scrambling avoids the submission. Ebersole on top again and again Lytle goes to the guillotine but there's nothing there. Ebersole now pressing Lytle into the fence. The referee separates them. After exchanges, Lytle again is taken to the ground after trying to use a standing kimura to defend the takedown. Huge ground and pound on top from Ebersole.

SB Nation scores this round 10-9 Ebersole and the bout 29-28 Ebesole.

UFC 127 results: the judges score this bout 30-27, 29-28 and 29-28 Brian Ebersole.

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UFC 127 Results: Kyle Noke Easily Chokes Out Chris Camozzi

The first bout on the UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch main card was Chris Cammozi vs. Kyle Noke. Noke, a former body guard to Steve Irwin, was a cast member on season 11 on Spike TV's "The Ultimate Fighter". Chris Camozzi, a respectable young fighter with improving skill, was looking to make a name for himself with more casual fans.

The referee in charge is John Sharp.

ROUND 1 - Noke launches in with a right hand and now an outside kick. Camozzi responds with stiff kicks of his own. Body kick glances off of Noke's body, but Noke finds himself in full mount over Camozzi after a scramble on the ground. Noke flairs out, hits the body triangle as he takes the back and cinches the rear naked choke.

Referee John Sharp stops the fight as Kyle Noke submits Chris Camozzi at 1:35 of round 1 with a rear naked choke.

UFC 127 results: Kyle Noke defeats Chris Camozzi by submission (rear naked choke) at 1:35 of round 1.

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UFC 127 Results: Ross Pearson Defeats Spencer Fisher With High Attack Output

The third bout on the ION broadcast for the preliminary UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch card was Spencer Fisher vs. Ross Pearson. Fisher walked into the bout barely eeking out a win over Curt Warbarton in his previous UFC outing. Ross Pearson was coming off a loss to Cole Miller and desperately needed a rebound.

The referee in charge of the action is Herb Dean.

ROUND 1 - Fisher is standing southpaw with Pearson in an orthodox stance. Fisher with the center of the cage and Pearson moving on the outside. With two minutes in, neither fighter has landed anything significant. Left hand now from Pearson. Fisher catches a kick an uses it to transition to a takedown. Pearson attempts an arm bar, misses, but stands and attempts a takedown of his own. Inside leg kick for Pearson. Hard inside leg kick now for Fisher. Fisher showing a ton of movement, but doesn't seem to have punching range. Knee for Fisher. Right hand for Pearson.

SB Nation scores this round 10-9 Fisher.

ROUND 2 - Right hand hook lands for Fisher. Now a straight left. Jab from Pearson parried by Fisher. Pearson lands a body kick. Right hand counter finds the mark for Pearson. Outside leg kick from Pearson. Left straight from Fisher finds the mark. Body kick with a one-two behind it lands for Pearson. Two straight lefts land for Fisher. Pearson lands a beautiful right hand. Inside shovel punch with the left also finds the mark for the Brit. And a right...and another right.

SB Nation scores this round 10-9 Pearson.

ROUND 3 - Right hand winging misses for Pearson. Pearson pushes Fisher against the fence and gets an excellent single leg against the fence. Fisher, however, stands. Both fighters trade hooks. Hard left hand for Fisher. Leaping left hook for Pearson. Without striking first, Pearson shoots and gets stuffed. Another hard left straight for Fisher. Pearson fires out a hand combination with an outside leg kick, all of which land. Hard body kick by Pearson. Left straight for Fisher misses and Pearson lands a left straight. Pearson catches an outside kick and puts Fisher on the mat. But Pearson lets him up and now the fighters clinch, Pearson landing a single out of half guard.

SB Nation scores this round 10-9 Pearson and the bout 29-28 Pearson.

The judges score this bout 30-27, 29-28, and 29-28 Ross Pearson.

UFC 127 results: Ross Pearson defeats Spencer Fisher by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28).

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UFC 127 Results: Alexander Gustafsson Stops James Te Huna After Early Storm

The second fight on the ION broadcast featured an interesting light heavyweight bout on the UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch  between Alexander Gustafsson and James Te Huna. The Swede, Gustafsson, has amassed hardcore media and fan interest with his skill and poise. Te Huna, the New Zealander, was known for his savage attacks and physical strength. Gustafsson has more ways to win, but would need to use his serious skill to complete the task.

ROUND 1 - The referee is Marc Goddard.

Gustafsson looks very large compared to Te Huna and stuffs one takedown only to be finally taken down by a lateral drop. Te Huna passes to side. He attempts to get a mounted crucifix, but is rebuffed. Gustufsson recaptures half and then full guard. Te Huna landing savage ground and pound on top, but Gustafsson is able to stand. Now the fighters clinch against the fence. Te Huna worked for a single leg, doesn't get it and Gustafsson pummels inside. Using length, Gustafsson lifts Te Huna and drives him to the mat. In going for a kimura Te Huna is able to stand. Off a botched sacrifice throw, Gustafsson takes Te Huna's back and attempts a rear naked choke. And after a slight exchange is able to land it.

UFC 127 results: Alexander Gustafsson defeated James Te Huna by submission (rear naked choke) at 4:27 of round 1.

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UFC 127 Results: Nick Ring Gets Gift Decision Against Riki Fukuda

The first fight airing on ION Television for UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch is Nick Ring vs. Riki Fukuda. Riki Fukuda, now with Grabaka, has been active while Nick Ring, a season 11-participant of "The Ultimate Fighter", had been coming off a long layoff. I considered Ring to be the better fighter, but how would the layoff affect him?

The referee in charge of the action is Leon Roberts.

ROUND 1 - Fukuda opens up taking outside position standing with Ring working leg kicks early in the center of the cage. A minute into the fight and Ring is lighting Fukuda up with leg kicks. Fukuda lands a double leg against the fence and passes to side to keep Ring on his back. Ring recovers full guard and attempts a triangle eventually lets go. Fukuda holds a front head lock as they scramble, both fighters release. Left hand from Fukuda finds the mark. More outside leg kicks from Ring, but the power is not overwhelming. Left hand from Fukuda lands, but Ring follows up with a knee. Fukuda shoots and is stuffed. Fukuda changes levels and turns the corner to get the takedown.

SB Nation scores this round 10-9 Nick Ring.

ROUND 2 - Fukuda closing the gap early with Ring on his horse. Nice left hand lands for Fukuda, but another outside leg kick for Ring. Jab from Ring. Fukuda nicely times a shot, but Ring still stuffs it. Now the takedown lands for Fukuda, but he's not able to do much with it. The fighters now stand. Fukuda shoots again, but off of Ring's punch and it's stuffed. Now the two clinch fight. Fukuada somewhat checks Ring's outside kick. Nice outside leg kick from Ring. And another. A charging right hook from Fukuda misses. Now a left. Fukuda dirty boxes and Ring knees the Japanese fighter's midsection.

SB Nation scores this round 10-9 Riki Fukuda.

ROUND 3 - an early jab from Fukuda then a leg kick exchange. More dirty boxing from Fukuda and a perfectly timed shot puts Ring on his back. Ring uses his feet to create distance off of Fukuda's hips and stands. More dirty boxing from Fukuda. Outside leg kick from Ring, but a fantastic shot from Fukuda puts Ring on the mat again. Fukuda threatens with a three-quarter stack and then recaptures the front head lock to control Ring's posture. Moderate ground and pound from Fukuda now in half guard. Referee Leon Roberts stands the fighters up.

SB Nation scores this round 10-9 Riki Fukuda and the fight 29-28 for Riki Fukuda.

UFC 127 results: The judges scores this bout 29-28 for Nick Ring.

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UFC 127 Results: Anthony Perosh Chokes Out Tom Blackledge

The second Facebook fight from UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch was Anthony Perosh vs. Tom Blackledge. The bout featured the return of Anthony Perosh to the UFC. This was a UFC debut for the Brit and Wolfslair fighter Tom Blackledge.

The referee is Tom Sharp. Both fighters open the first frame feeling each other out with Perosh using a very high guard. Perosh charges in with a right and then a double leg attempt, but goes nowhere. The fighters stand again and Perosh's wrestling is looking suspect already. Blackledge throws a high kick and slips. Perosh uses that to eventually find a way to get the fight to the floor. Perosh is on top and while Blackledge throws up a triangle, it misses. Perosh rolls Blackledge over and takes his back. Perosh then drives his hips into Blackledge's back, flattens up and secures the rear naked choke.

UFC 127 results: Anthony Perosh defeats Tom Blackledge by submission (guillotine choke) at 2:45 of round 1.

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UFC 127 Results: Tie Quan Zhang Guillotines Jason Reinhardt

The first Facebook fight on the UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch was Zhang Tie Quan vs. Jason Reinhardt. Zhang, the first true Chinese national to compete in the UFC, was supposed to win this easily. But that's the point. For a UFC debut, the UFC wanted to give Zhang a chance to develop his skills against Reinhardt, the journeyman with the best record in mixed martial arts.

The referee is Steve Perceval. Jason Reinhardt starts the fight running in at Zhang Tie Quan and he responds with a nice uppercut that lands. The fighters circle back to the center of the cage. From there Reinhard attempts a double leg takedown which lands, but now his head is locked up in a guillotine. There's no arm in and Zhang is clearly straining to finish him. Reinhardt pushes a cross face, but can't escape and goes to sleep. Zhang wins easily.

UFC 127 results: Tie Quan Zhang defeats Jason Reinhardt by tapout (guillotine choke) at :48 of round 1.

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UFC 127 Results: Mark Hunt Upsets Chris Tuchsherer

The second bout of UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch saw a relatively meaningless heavyweight tilt: Mark Hunt vs. Chris Tuchsherer. Mark Hunt would need to keep the fight standing to have any hope of winning. Chris Tuchsherer, training partner of Brock Lesnar, would have to do precisely the opposite.

Things never really looked good for Tuchsherher. The former Division II All-American wrestler was simply unable to effectively find the takedown he needed to win the bout. Hunt was surprisingly able to stop the takedown and land at much great will than most had anticipated.

Worse, one of Hunt's strikers opened a nasty cut over the right eye of Tuchsherer leaving the already stumbling opposition with less of a view to see Hunt's powerful strikes coming. That's when Hunt took over. A right uppercut sealed the deal for the New Zealand kickboxing native.

UFC 127 results: Mark Hunt def. Chris Tuchscherer via TKO (punches) - Round 2, 1:41

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UFC 127 Results: Curt Warburton Decisions Maciej Jewtuszko

It opened the show at UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch and Maciej Jewtuszko vs. Curt Warburton was supposed to be a fairly easy test for the Polish prospect in Jewtuszko against the British Wolfslair fighter in Warburton. But the last plans of mice and men often go awry. That was not what happened tonight.

In the opening frame, both fighters tried to do what they do best. Maciej Jewtuszko began the first round by throwing head kicks, using movement and trying to turn the fight into a striking contest. Curt Warburton was having none of it. The major surprise was how Warburton was not only able to control the fight on ground, but on the feet as well. His combination of improved striking and wrestling kept Jewtuszko off balance and on the bad end of judges' decision.

Brett Okamoto on Twitter gave the news of the judges' decision:

All three give it a 29-28 score for Warburton.less than a minute ago via web

 

UFC 127 results: Curt Warburton defeats Maciej Jewtuszko by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

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UFC 127: Penn Vs. Fitch Live Results And Play-By-Play

Join SB Nation MMA and Luke Thomas (@MMANation) tonight at 8 p.m. ET for UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch. The event airs live from the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia.

The timing of the fights are as follows:

Preliminary fights begin at 7:00 p.m. ET
Fights airing on Facebook.com begin at 8:00 p.m. ET
Fights airing on ION Television begin at 9:00 p.m. ET
The pay-per-view broadcast begins at 10:00 p.m. ET

The card is headlined by a welterweight fight between former UFC welterweight and lightweight champion B.J. Penn and Cain Velasquez training partner/teammate Jon Fitch. The winner of this bout will get the next shot at the UFC welterweight title.

Main card:
B.J. Penn vs. Jon Fitch    
Michael Bisping vs. Jorge Rivera
Dennis Siver vs. George Sotiropoulos
Chris Lytle vs. Brian Ebersole
Chris Camozzi vs. Kyle Noke   

PRELIMINARY CARD (ION Television)
Spencer Fisher vs. Ross Pearson
Alexander Gustafsson vs. James Te Huna
Riki Fukuda vs. Nick Ring

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook) 
Tom Blackledge vs. Anthony Perosh
Jason Reinhardt vs. Tiequan Zhang

PRELIMINARY CARD 
Mark Hunt vs. Chris Tuchscherer
Maciej Jewtuszko vs. Curt Warburton

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