UFC 127

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UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch
A poster or logo for UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date 27 February 2011
Venue Acer Arena
City Sydney, Australia
Attendance 18,186[1]
Total gate $3,500,000[1]
Buyrate 260,000[2]
Event chronology
UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch UFC Live: Sanchez vs. Kampmann

UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Sunday, 27 February 2011 at Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia.[3] Due to the time zone difference it aired live on Saturday, 26 February in North America. This was the second UFC event held in Sydney, following the sold-out UFC 110 in 2010.

Background

Tickets for UFC Fight Club members went on sale on 14 December 2010. UFC 127 sold out moments after going on public sale on 16 December 2010, selling faster than tickets for UFC 110, and making it the fastest-selling event, along with UFC 115, in UFC history.[4]

ESPN UK aired the Ross Pearson vs. Spencer Fisher fight, which was confirmed by Jon Anik on MMA Live.[5] Ion Television aired the Pearson/Fisher, Te-Huna/Gustafsson and Ring/Fukuda preliminary bouts,[6] while the Perosh/Blackledge and Zhang/Rheinhardt preliminary bouts were streamed on the UFC's official Facebook page.[7]

On 9 February, it was announced that a knee injury had forced Carlos Condit out of his bout with Chris Lytle.[8] Condit was replaced by promotional newcomer Brian Ebersole.[9]

Results

Preliminary card

Warburton defeated Jewtuszko via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).
Hunt defeated Tuchscherer via KO (punch) at 1:41 of round 2. This fight aired on the PPV broadcast following the Penn vs. Fitch fight.

Preliminary card (Facebook)

Zhang defeated Reinhardt via submission (guillotine choke) at 0:48 of round 1. This fight aired on the PPV broadcast following the Ebersole vs. Lytle fight.
Perosh defeated Blackledge via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:45 of round 1.

Preliminary card (televised)

Ring defeated Fukuda via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).
Gustafsson defeated Te-Huna via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:27 of round 1. This fight aired on the PPV broadcast in the review of the event.
Pearson defeated Fisher via unanimous decision (30–27, 29–28, 29–28).

Main card

Noke defeated Camozzi via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:35 of round 1.
Ebersole defeated Lytle via unanimous decision (30–27, 29–28, 29–28).
Siver defeated Sotiropoulos via unanimous decision (29–28, 30–28, 30–27).
Bisping defeated Rivera via TKO (punches) at 1:54 of round 2.
Penn and Fitch fought to a majority draw (28–29, 28–28, 28–28).

Bonus awards

Fighters were awarded $75,000 bonuses.[10]

  • Fight of the Night: Brian Ebersole vs. Chris Lytle
  • Knockout of the Night: Mark Hunt
  • Submission of the Night: Kyle Noke

Entrance music

Fighter Artist Title Album
Anthony Perosh Mötley Crüe "Kickstart My Heart" Dr. Feelgood
BJ Penn Israel Kamakawiwo'ole "Hawaii '78" into "E Ala E" E Ala E
Brian Ebersole Tom Petty "I Won't Back Down" Full Moon Fever
Chris Camozzi Mobb Deep "Shook Ones, Pt. II" The Infamous
Chris Lytle P.O.D. "Lights Out" Testify
Chris Tuchscherer AC/DC "Highway to Hell" Highway to Hell
Curt Warburton Chase & Status "Let You Go" No More Idols
Dennis Siver Papa Roach "Last Resort" Infest
George Sotiropoulos AC/DC "T.N.T" TNT
Jason Reinhardt Sick Puppies "You're Going Down" Tri-Polar
Jon Fitch Johnny Cash "Rusty Cage" Unchained
Jorge Rivera Kanye West (feat. Dwele) "Power" My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Kyle Noke Men At Work "Down Under" Business as Usual
Maciej Jewtuszko Sobota "Z buta wjeżdżam" Sobotaz
Mark Hunt  ???  ???  ???
Michael Bisping Blur "Song 2" Blur
Ross Pearson Steve Angello & Laidback Luke (feat. Robin S) "Show Me Love" Show Me Love
Spencer Fisher Johnny Cash "God's Gonna Cut You Down" American V: A Hundred Highways
Teiquan Zhang  ???  ???  ???
Tom Blackledge Oasis "Fuckin' In The Bushes" Standing On The Shoulder of Giants

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