Monday, Dec 13, 2010
UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch, Rivera vs. Bisping Official
By FCF Staff
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has officially announced the two main bouts for the promotion’s upcoming February 27th event in Sydney, Australia. As expected, BJ Penn will take on welterweight contender Jon Fitch and Michael Bisping will face veteran middleweight Jorge Rivera. (Pictured: Bisping)
The event will be hosted by Sydney’s Acer Arena.
Penn (16-7-1) will be looking for another notable win at welterweight, as the former champion is coming off a stunning 21 second knockout of Matt Hughes, to take the rubber match series. Prior to that, Penn dropped back-to-back decision losses to current lightweight champ Frankie Edgar.
Fitch (23-3) hasn’t fought since August when he worked his way to a UD win over Thiago Alves at UFC 117. The win was Fitch’s fifth unanimous decision victory in a row, after losing to reigning champion Georges St.Pierre in August, 2008.
Bisping (20-3) is coming off consecutive decision wins over Dan Miller and Yoshihiro Akiyama, after losing by UD to former Pride champion Wanderlei Silva in February.
Rivera (19-7) is 4-1 in his last five fights and is coming off a second round, TKO stoppage of Nate Quarry in March. The former “Ultimate Fighter” competitor has lost just once since 2007; in June, 2008 he was tapped out by Martin Kampmann at UFC 85.
No other bouts have been confirmed for UFC 127.
posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 5:12 pm