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Five Reasons to Watch UFC 127: Penn vs Fitch

Written on February 23, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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As the UFC 127 event draws near, fans are having more and more reasons to tune in on Saturday. And Fighting Insider is giving you the top five reasons to watch UFC 127.

On February 26 (27 in Australia), the UFC will hold its much-awaited : event. The bout will feature a welterweight showdown between and , with the UFC Welterweight Championship shot on the line. In addition to this, and will settle a heated rivalry when they step inside the Octagon. But some fans might still be asking: Why should I watch UFC 127 on Saturday? Let Fighting Insider give you five reasons to watch the Penn vs Fitch event.

1. Two Free Fights on Facebook and Two More on ION

Obviously, UFC knows how to give back to its fans. Fans will now have the chance to watch a couple of free and full hours of MMA action, in addition to the pay-per-view broadcast. Does it really get better than that?

2. ’ Journey to Lightweight Pedestal

George Sotiropoulos will be carrying an eight-fight win streak in the event. But he will also be facing a tough challenge in . He just won four of his last five bouts, and has several “Of The Night” honors with him. With UFC just needing a bit more proof to book George Sotiropoulos as a lightweight contender, this is the kind of match that he’ll need to surpass.

3. vs

Albeit Carlos Condit in now out of the UFC 127 scene, Chris Lytle still got a tough opponent in Brian Ebersole. His gigantic and impressive record aside, Brian Ebersole just won his last seven bouts. And this is not the first time that a new comer upsets a favorite like Chris Lytle. In the event that Chris Lytle beats Brian Ebersole, the former will take one big step towards championship relevancy.

4. Michael Bisping vs Jorge Rivera

Can Jorge Rivera really beat Michael Bisping? Well, this is UFC 127’s million-dollar question. Jorge Rivera has been throwing comedic gold with his hilarious YouTube videos for the past weeks. And now, Michael Bisping wants to knock his head off. Can Jorge Rivera really conquer The Count, or his interviews are simply a matter of all show and no go?

5. BJ Penn vs Jon Fitch

If the Rivera vs Bisping is a million-dollar question, then the Penn vs Fitch bout gives out the billion-dollar query. Both BJ Penn and Jon Fitch are at the crucial parts of their career. The former is making a dramatic comeback, while the latter aims to get the respect that he deserves after losing to GSP. Who’s going to have the next UFC Welterweight title shot after this? Only one way to find out.

So there you have it folks: Five big reasons to tune in to UFC 127: Penn vs Fitch. What about you? What are you looking forward for this event?

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