Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion BJ “The Prodigy” Penn faces number two welterweight Jon Fitch in the main event of this weekend’s UFC 127 event.
In addition to that match up, the UK’s Michael Bisping will look to defend his honor against trash-talking veteran Jorge Rivera in a middleweight contest that will serve as the card’s co-main event. Though this fight may not have been seen as the most intriguing match up by some fans, Jorge Rivera’s near-constant taunting of Michael Bisping has raised what was looked at as an unworthy co-main event to a grudge match with real heat behind it, as was evidenced by the pre-fight press conference staredown earlier this week.
The UFC released a promo for the co-main event, you can check that out below.
UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch goes down this Saturday night (Sunday morning in Australia) at the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia. Don’t forget to check back on FightLine.com for our live, ongoing coverage of the fight.
Thanks to Mark Wayne for contributing to this article.