Feb 26, 2011 10:00 PM EST Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia
UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch takes place on February 27, 2011 at the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia. The event is headlined by a welterweight fight between former UFC welterweight and lightweight champion B.J. Penn and Jon Fitch. The co-main event is Michael Bisping vs. Jorge Rivera.
This is the UFC's second event in Australia, the first being UFC 110: Nogueira vs. Velasquez. Both events took place at the Acer Arena in Sydney. Both UFC 110 and 127 were live gate sellouts.
UFC President Dana White has stated the winner of B.J. Penn vs. Jon Fitch will be the number one contender for the welterweight title.
Native Australian George Sotiropoulos takes on German Dennis Siver.
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)
Michael Bisping defeats Jorge Rivera by TKO referee stoppage at 1:54 of round 2.
Dennis Siver defeats George Sotiropoulos by decision (29-28, 30-28, 30-27).
Brian Ebersole defeats Chris Lytle via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 and 29-28).
Kyle Noke defeats Chris Camozzi by submission (rear naked choke) at 1:35 of round 1.
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Ross Pearson defeats Spencer Fisher by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28).
Alexander Gustafsson defeated James Te Huna by submission (rear naked choke) at 4:27 of round 1.
Nick Ring defeats Riki Fukuda via unanimous decision. The judges scores this bout 29-28 for Nick Ring.
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Anthony Perosh defeats Tom Blackledge by submission (guillotine choke) at 2:45 of round 1.
Tie Quan Zhang defeats Jason Reinhardt by tapout (guillotine choke) at :48 of round 1.
Mark Hunt def. Chris Tuchscherer via TKO (punches) - Round 2, 1:41
Curt Warburton defeats Maciej Jewtuszko by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).