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UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch
UFC 127 poster.jpg
The poster for UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch.
Information
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
Date27 February 2011
VenueAcer Arena
CitySydney, Australia
Attendance18,186[1]
Total gate$3,500,000[1]
Buyrate260,000[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 vs. Fisher, Te-Huna vs. Gustafsson and Ring vs. Fukuda preliminary bouts,[6] while the Perosh vs. Blackledge and Zhang vs. 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

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight B.J. Penn vs. Jon Fitch Draw (majority) (28–29, 28–28, 28–28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Michael Bisping def. Jorge Rivera TKO (punches) 2 1:54
Lightweight Dennis Siver def. George Sotiropoulos Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Brian Ebersole def. Chris Lytle Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Kyle Noke def. Chris Camozzi Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 1:35
Preliminary card (Spike)
Lightweight Ross Pearson def. Spencer Fisher Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson def. James Te Huna Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 4:27 [a]
Middleweight Nick Ring def. Riki Fukuda Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Facebook)
Light Heavyweight Anthony Perosh def. Tom Blackledge Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:45
Featherweight Zhang Tiequan def. Jason Reinhardt Submission (guillotine choke) 1 0:48 [b]
Preliminary card
Heavyweight Mark Hunt def. Chris Tuchscherer KO (punch) 2 1:41 [c]
Lightweight Curt Warburton def. Maciej Jewtuszko Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
  1. ^ This fight aired on the PPV broadcast in the event review.
  2. ^ This fight aired on the PPV broadcast following the Ebersole vs. Lytle fight.
  3. ^ This fight aired on the PPV broadcast following the Penn vs. Fitch fight.

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

References

  1. ^ a b John Morgan. "UFC 127 draws a reported 18,186 attendees for $3.5 million live gate". MMA Junkie.
  2. ^ http://mmapayout.com/2011/03/ufc-127-128-ppv-buyrate-updates/
  3. ^ "UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch". ufc.com. 13 December 2010.
  4. ^ ""UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch" in Australia equals fastest sellout in UFC history". mmajunkie.com. 20 December 2010.
  5. ^ "UFC 127's Pearson vs. Fisher on ESPN in U.K., no "UFC Prelims" on Spike TV". mmajunkie.com. 28 January 2011. Archived from the original on 12 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Fukuda vs. Ring also part of ION Television's UFC 127 prelim-card broadcast". mmajunkie.com. 22 February 2011. Archived from the original on 28 January 2013.
  7. ^ "UFC 127: Perosh-Blackledge, Zhang-Reinhardt Free on Facebook". bloodyelbow.com. 21 February 2011.
  8. ^ "Carlos Condit forced to withdraw from UFC 127 with knee injury". mmajunkie.com. 9 February 2011.
  9. ^ "Brian Ebersole to replace Condit at UFC 127". fightnewsaustralia.com. 10 February 2011.
  10. ^ "UFC 127 bonuses: Hunt, Noke, Lytle and Ebersole earn $75,000 awards". MMA Junkie.