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Jon Fitch Injured, Drops Out of UFC 132

Written on March 31, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Due to an undisclosed injury, Jon Fitch was forced to withdraw from his UFC 132 duel against BJ Penn. Now what?

Jon Fitch’s trail to UFC welterweight title just got longer, as he acquired an undisclosed injury. That said, the welterweight fighter was forced to withdraw from a planned UFC 132 bout against BJ Penn. Jon Fitch’s return has yet to established, and whether UFC will tap another opponent for BJ Penn or the match-up will be rescheduled is yet to be known.

Jon Fitch and BJ Penn were hoping to settle the real score, after their three-round UFC 127 battle ended with a draw. UFC 132: Penn vs Fitch is set to take place on July 2 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The night’s main card will air live on pay-per-view.

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Kyle Noke: Happy to be Back Home

Written on February 25, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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Kyle Noke is set to fight this Saturday in his home country -- Australia. Will he make Aussies proud?

Kyle Noke is headed to his home turf to fight for UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch. He is more than prepared to fight in Australia for the first time for nearly three years.

Noke has just came out from a win over Rob Kimmons in November and now he’s about to face “Ultimate Fighter Season 11″ cast mate Chris Camozzi in Sydney on Saturday night. The battle is expected to debut at the UFC 127 pay-per-view broadcast. Brief interview after the skip.

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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 UFC 127: Penn vs Fitch event. The bout will feature a welterweight showdown between BJ Penn and Jon Fitch, with the UFC Welterweight Championship shot on the line. In addition to this, Michael Bisping and Jorge Rivera 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.

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Countdown to UFC 127 Debuts on SpikeTV and Versus Feb. 24

Written on February 08, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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With UFC 127 set to take action on February 26 (February 27 in Australia), Spike TV and Versus will air the pre-event preview show, Countdown to UFC 127, on February 24.

After last Saturday’s UFC 126, fans’ attention now shifts to the organization’s next pay-per-view event: UFC 127. That said, the traditional pre-event preview show will return on Spike TV and Versus on February 24, with the debut of Countdown to UFC 127. SpikeTV and Versus will air the preview show on February 24, at 11 pm ET/PT and 8 pm ET respectively.

The UFC 127: Penn vs Fitch is slated to take action on February 27, at the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia. But due to thetime difference, the event will air live in the US on February 26, on its regular Saturday-night time slot.

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UFC 127 Tickets, All Sold Out

Written on December 21, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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UFC 127 sold tickets faster than expected. Australian fans is definitely itching to see who's leaving the Octagon with the pot money. Are you ready to place your bets?

Tickets for UFC 127: Penn vs Fitch was sold out in just 30 minutes, making the event the fastest sellout in UFC history. According to UFC exec, Marshall Zelaznik, the rapid sales for UFC 127 proved how popular the sport was in Australia.

More on UFC 127 and the complete lineup is posted after the break.

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