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UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch
UFC 127 poster.jpg
The poster for UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch.
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.


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]


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