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The UFC on Monday made official seven bouts for its upcoming second visit to Australia.
Set to take place Feb. 27 at Sydney’s Acer Arena, UFC 127 will be headlined by a welterweight bout between B.J. Penn and Jon Fitch. Middleweights Michael Bisping and Jorge Rivera will square off in the show’s co-main event.
Australian fighters George Sotiropoulos, Kyle Noke and Anthony Perosh were confirmed for the card, as well as New Zealander James Te Huna. The streaking Sotiropoulos will meet Germany’s Dennis Siver in a lightweight affair, while “Ultimate Fighter” Season 11 veteran Noke will take on Californian Chris Camozzi. Heavyweight “Hippo” Perosh will tangle with British UFC newcomer Tom Blackledge, and Te Huna will face 23-year-old Swedish prospect Alexander Gustafsson at 205 pounds.
Also made official was a 170-pound tilt between former WEC champion Carlos Condit and fan favorite Chris Lytle.
While not announced on Monday, matchups between Spencer Fisher and Ross Pearson, Nick Ring and Riki Fukuda, and Maciej Jewtuszko and Curt Warburton have also been reported by various MMA news outlets.
For the UFC’s first trip Down Under, February’s UFC 110, the promotion sold out the 16,500-seat Acer Arena on the first day of sales for a reported gate of $2.5 million, with an additional venue-record $540,000 in merchandise sales. Tickets for February’s show go on sale to the general public this Thursday.