UFC 127 Prelims to Air on ION

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

By FCF Staff

MMA fans will be able to catch several of this weekend’s UFC 127 preliminary bouts, as the promotion announced today that ION Television will broadcast three fights from the undercard of this Saturday’s event in Sydney, Australia. The news marks the second time ION will broadcast preliminary fights; in January the network televised undercard action from UFC 125. (Pictured: Bisping)

The fights ION will be showing include Nick Ring vs. middleweight Riki Fukuda, light-heavyweight James Te Huna vs. Alexander Gustaffson and Ross Pearson vs. veteran lightweight Spencer Fisher.

ION’s broadcast will begin at 9:00PM EST/ 6:00PM PST.

UFC 127 will be hosted by Sydney’s Acer Arena and will be headlined by a welterweight contender bout between Jon Fitch and former champ BJ Penn. The main card will be available by pay-per-view.

In addition to the ION broadcast, the UFC will stream Jason Reinhardt vs. bantamweight Tiequan Zhang and light-heavyweight Tom Blackledge vs. Anthony Perosh on Facebook. In total, 10 of the 12 bouts scheduled for the February 26th card will be available for viewing.

Here is the line-up for this Saturday’s UFC 127 event.

Jon Fitch vs. B.J. Penn
Michael Bisping vs. Jorge Rivera
Dennis Siver vs. George Sotiropoulos
Brian Ebersole vs. Chris Lytle
Chris Camozzi vs. Kyle Noke

Ross Pearson vs. Spencer Fisher
Alexander Gustafsson vs. James Te Huna
Nick Ring vs. Riki Fukuda

Jason Reinhardt vs. Tiequan Zhang
Tom Blackledge vs. Anthony Perosh

Mark Hunt vs. Chris Tuchscherer
Maciej Jewtuszko vs. Curt Warburton