The Ultimate Fighting Championship has just brought UFC 127: Penn vs Fitch to Sydney, Australia. The fight card featured local Aussie fighters mixed with some new mixed martial arts fighters from Asia trying to break into the UFC scene. The main card showcased contenders in the lightweight, middleweight and welterweight divisions.
The path to being the top contender in their respective divisions may have been derailed for Chris Lytle and George Sitoropoulos after suffering upset losses.
The trash talking between Michael Bisping and Jorge Rivera ended with a second-round technical knockout win for the Brit that was marred by an unsportsmanlike illegal knee strike.
The main event between BJ Penn and Jon Fitch ended with a draw.
UFC 127 Preliminary Fight Card
Lightweight bout: Curt Warburton def. Maciej Jewtuszko- Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Heavyweight bout: Mark Hunt def. Chris Tuchscherer- KO (Punches), 2nd round 1:41
UFC 127 Preliminary Fight Card (Facebook)
Featherweight bout: Zhang Tie Quan def. Jason Reinhardt- Submission (Guillotine), 1st round 0:48
Light Heavyweight bout: Anthony Perosh def. Tom Blackledge- Submission (Rear Naked Choke) , 1st round 1:45
UFC 127 Preliminary Fight Card (TV Card)
Middleweight bout: Nick Ring def. Riki Fukuda- Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Light Heavyweight bout: Alexander Gustafsson def. James Te-Huna- Submission (Rear Naked Choke), 1st round 4:27
Lightweight bout: Ross Pearson vs. Spencer Fisher- Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
UFC 127 Main Fight Card
Middleweight bout: Kyle Noke def. Chris Camozzi- Submission (Rear Naked Choke), 1st round 1:35
Welterweight bout: Brian Ebersole def. Chris Lytle- Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Lightweight bout: Dennis Siver def. George Sotiropoulos (29-28, 30-28, 30-27)
Middleweight bout: Michael Bisping def. Jorge Rivera- TKO (strikes), 2nd round 1:54
Welterweight bout: BJ Penn vs. Jon Fitch- Majority Draw (29-28 Fitch, 28-28, 28-28)