UFC 127

UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Sunday, February 27, 2011 at Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia.[2] Due to the time zone difference it aired live on Saturday, February 26 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 December 14, 2010. UFC 127 sold out moments after going on public sale on December 16, 2010, selling faster than tickets for UFC 110, and making it the fastest-selling event, along with UFC 115, in UFC history.

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

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


  1. BJ Penn vs Jon Fitch
    BJ Penn
    16-7-1 Record 25-3-0, 1NC
    5' 9" Height 6' 0"
    170lbs (77kg) Weight 170lbs (77kg)
    Reach 74
    Jon Fitch
    Welterweight bout: Penn and Fitch fought to a majority draw (28-29, 28–28, 28–28).
  2. Michael Bisping vs Jorge Rivera
    Michael Bisping
    21-3-0 Record 18-7-0
    6' 2" Height 6' 1"
    185lbs (84kg) Weight 185lbs (84kg)
    75 Reach
    Jorge Rivera
    Middleweight bout: Bisping defeated Rivera via TKO (strikes) at 1:54 of round 2.
  3. George Sotiropoulos vs Dennis Siver
    George Sotiropoulos
    14-2-0 Record 17-7-0
    5' 10" Height 5' 7"
    155lbs (70kg) Weight 155lbs (70kg)
    Dennis Siver
    Lightweight bout: Siver defeated Sotiropoulos via unanimous decision (29–28, 30–28, 30–27).
  4. Brian Ebersole vs Chris Lytle
    Carlos Condit
    47-14-1, 1NC Record 40-17-4
    6' 0" Height 5' 11"
    170lbs (77kg) Weight 170lbs (77kg)
    Chris Lytle
    Welterweight bout: Ebersole defeated Lytle via unanimous decision (30–27, 29–28, 29–28).
  5. Kyle Noke vs Chris Camozzi
    Kyle Noke
    18-4-1 Record 13-3-0
    6' 2" Height 6' 3"
    185lbs (84kg) Weight 185lbs (84kg)
    Chris Camozzi
    Middleweight bout: Noke defeated Camozzi via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:35 of round 1.
  6. Ross Pearson vs Spencer Fisher
    Ross Pearson
    13-4-0 Record 25-6-0
    5' 8" Height 5' 7"
    155lbs (70kg) Weight 155lbs (70kg)
    69 Reach 68
    Spencer Fisher
    Lightweight bout: Pearson defeated Fisher via unanimous decision (30–27, 29–28, 29–28).
  7. James Te Huna vs Alexander Gustafsson
    James Te Huna
    14-4-0 Record 10-1-0
    6' 2" Height 6' 5"
    205lbs (93kg) Weight 205lbs (93kg)
    Alexander Gustafsson
    Light Heavyweight bout: 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.
  8. Nick Ring vs Riki Fukuda
    Nick Ring
    10-0-0 Record 17-4-0
    6' 1" Height 6' 0"
    185lbs (84kg) Weight 185lbs (84kg)
    Riki Fukuda
    Middleweight bout: Ring defeated Fukuda via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).
  9. Mark Hunt vs Chris Tuchscherer
    Mark Hunt
    5-7-0 Record 18-3-0, 1NC
    0 Height 6' 1"
    0lbs (0kg) Weight 260lbs (118kg)
    Chris Tuchscherer
    Heavyweight bout: 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.
  10. Maciej Jewtuszko vs Curt Warburton
    Maciej Jewtuszko
    8-0-0 Record 6-2-0
    6' 0" Height 6' 0"
    155lbs (70kg) Weight 155lbs (70kg)
    Curt Warburton
    Lightweight bout: Warburton defeated Jewtuszko via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).
  11. Anthony Perosh vs Tom Blackledge
    Anthony Perosh
    10-6-0 Record 10-6-0
    6' 3" Height 0
    225lbs (102kg) Weight 0lbs (0kg)
    Tom Blackledge

    Light Heavyweight bout: Perosh defeated Blackledge via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:45 of round 1.

  12. Tiequan Zhang vs Jason Reinhardt
    Tiequan Zhang
    17-1-0 Record 20-1-0
    5' 8" Height 5' 6"
    145lbs (65kg) Weight 145lbs (65kg)
    Jason Reinhardt
    Featherweight bout: 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.

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