|Written by Michael|
Bet on the UFCThe UFC 127 is coming up quickly, scheduled for February 26th, 2011 at the Acer Arena in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The fight card features BJ Penn Vs. Jon Fitch.
Penn, nicknamed "The Prodigy" is from Hawaii and is 32 years old. He is 5'9 and 170 lbs. Penn is training in Honolulu for the fight, where there is no shortage of excellent MMA sparring talent. Penn is from Oahu and will be proudly walking out to Hawaiian music, paying respect to his fellow Hawaiians.
MMA fighting is an extremely popular sport everywhere in Hawaii and Penn is one of their most respected fighters. He started learning martial arts as a young child and fighting has been his only professional career.
Penn is the first and only American to win the Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt world championship. In fact, he is the first on Brazilian to ever win. He is also a former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion.
Jon Fitch started his career as a wrestler at Purdue University, not far from his home town, Ft. Wayne, IN. After college, he decided to continue fighting and started to train in MMA.
Jon is 32 years old, 6'0 and 170 lbs. He trains out of San Jose, CA, where he moved to focus on his fighting career. This is an excellent opportunity for Jon, fighting a well respected fighter in a headline event in Sydney, Australia.
This fight is clearly a boxer against a wrestler, but both fighters will surprise fans with their well rounded fighting skills. Both fighters are very excited and are training extremely hard for this fight. UFC betting weekends are always fun at the sportsbook, but the 26th of February should be one of the biggest betting opportunities of the year!