UFC president Dana White recently declared that the winner between Penn and Fitch will be the No. 1 contender for the welterweight title currently wrapped around Georges St-Pierre’s waist.
The full fight card is below. Keep in mind that the live event takes place on Sunday, Feb. 27, in Sydney, but, due to the time difference, the pay-per-view airs live in its normal Saturday night time slot at 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET in the United States.
UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch Full Fight Card:
Date: February 27, 2011
Venue: Acer Arena
Location: Sydney, Australia
-Jon Fitch (23-3; #2 Welterweight)* vs. B.J. Penn (16-7-1)
-Michael Bisping (20-3; #9 Middleweight)* vs. Jorge Rivera (19-7)
-George Sotiropoulos (14-2) vs. Dennis Siver (17-7)
-Chris Lytle (30-17-5) vs. Brian Ebersole (46-14-1)
-Chris Camozzi (14-3) vs. Kyle Noke (18-4-1)
Preliminary Bouts (On Ion Television):
-Ross Pearson (11-4) vs. Spencer Fisher (24-6)
-James Te Huna (12-4) and Alexander Gustafsson (10-1)
-Riki Fukuda (17-4) vs. Nick Ring (10-0)
Preliminary Bouts (On Facebook.com/UFC):
-Tom Blackledge (10-6) vs. Anthony Perosh (10-6)
-Tiequan Zhang (12-1) vs. Jason Reinhardt (20-1)
Preliminary Bouts (Non-Televised):
-Mark Hunt (5-7) vs. Chris Tuchscherer (21-3)
-Maciej Jewtuszko (8-0) vs. Curt Warburton (6-2)
*Based on the MMAWeekly.com World MMA Rankings
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