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Event: UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch
Date: February 26, 2011
Time: 10PM ET/7PM PT
Location: Acer Arena, Sydney, Aust


The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to the Land Down Under Sydney, Australia on February 27, when UFC 127 emanates from the Acer Arena. Tickets for UFC 127 sold out in 30 minutes. The sell out ties the UFC record for fastest sell out with UFC 115, which took place in Vancouver, Canada. A clash between former two-division UFC champion BJ Penn and rugged contender Jon Fitch in a bout with huge implications for the welterweight division.

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BJ Penn vs. Jon Fitch

The pride of Hilo, Hawaii, BJ ‘The Prodigy’ Penn (16-7-1) requires little introduction following a career spent among the mixed martial arts elite. Considered one of the true pioneers of the sport, 32-year-old Penn has won both UFC Lightweight and Welterweight titles and remains one of only two men to ever win UFC belts in two separate divisions.

Currently campaigning as a welterweight, Penn is fresh from a stunning 21-second annihilation of former welterweight champion and Hall of Famer Matt Hughes at UFC 123. In addition to now twice beating Hughes, Penn also boasts victories over Diego Sanchez, Kenny Florian, Joe Stevenson, Jens Pulver and Sean Sherk. The Hawaiian legend has excelled as both a lightweight and welterweight champion and now looks to launch another raid on the UFC 170lbs (77.3KG) title.

Jon Fitch (26-3, 1 NC), a man renowned for his hard-nosed work ethic and conditioning. The 32-year-old grappler has won 13 bouts inside the Octagon and strung together an impressive eight-bout win-streak before challenging for the UFC welterweight title in August 2008.

Since competing for the belt, Fitch has gone on to grab five further victories and claimed the scalps of contenders Thiago Alves, Ben Saunders and Paolo Thiago. One of the most successful UFC fighters of all time, Fitch knows victory over Penn in Sydney could well earn him a second stab at the UFC Welterweight Title.

Fitch said: “This is a fun fight for me, I haven’t been this motivated since I fought for the title. BJ has roots at the AKA Gym where I train and my own coaches talk about him and what he did in the gym back in the day. And I am kinda sick of hearing it; I am like the younger brother who wants to outshine the cool older brother who achieved all these things. To be a legend, you have to kill a legend and I want all the stories to be about how good I am after UFC 127.

UFC 127 Main Card Results:
Jon Fitch and BJ Penn fight to a majority draw (29-28, 28-28, 28-28)

Michael Bisping defeats Jorge Rivera by TKO at 1.54mins of Rd2

Dennis Siver defeats George Sotiropoulos by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-28, 30-27)

Kyle Noke defeats Chris Camozzi by submission (rear-naked choke) at 1.35mins of Rd1

Brian Ebersole defeats Chris Lytle by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

UFC 127 Prelims:

Ross Pearson defeats Spencer Fisher by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)

Alexander Gustafsson defeats James Te Huna by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4.27mins of Rd1

Nick Ring defeats Riki Fukuda by unanimous decision (29-28×3)

Anthony Perosh defeats Tom Blackledge by submission (rear-naked choke) at of Rd1

Tiequan Zhang defeats Jason Reinhardt by submission (guillotine choke) at 0.48mins of Rd1

Mark Hunt defeats Chris Tuchscherer by TKO at 1.41mins of Rd2

Curt Warburton defeats Maciej Jewtuszko by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

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