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BJ Penn vs Jon Fitch 2 and George Sotiropolous vs Evan Dunham at UFC 132

Best80smovieRAD2011-03-20 12:14:27 +0000 #1
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Their draw in the main event of UFC 127 not yet a month old, BJ Penn and Jon Fitch have verbally agreed to a rematch at UFC 132 in July.

The UFC, continuing its recent trend of making fight announcements itself online and through social media, made the announcement at UFC.com early Thursday. Along with the Penn-Fitch fight, the UFC said lightweights Evan Dunham and George Sotiropoulos will square off.

Though the promotion hasn't yet made the card official, UFC 132 is expected to take place in Las Vegas on July 2 as the company's traditional Independence Day weekend card.

Penn and Fitch fought to their majority draw in Sydney last month. The bout was a No. 1 contender fight for the welterweight title currently held by Georges St-Pierre, who will defend the belt at UFC 129 next month in Toronto against Jake Shields.

In that fight, one judge scored the bout 29-28 for Penn, a former two-division UFC champion at both lightweight and welterweight. The other two judges ruled it a 28-28 draw – giving Penn the nod the first two rounds and a 10-8 round for Fitch in the third.

UFC president Dana White said after the fight he scored it 29-28 for Penn, believing he won the first two rounds and that Fitch didn't do enough to garner a 10-8 in the third – but that he sees how some could score it that way.

The draw snapped a five-fight winning streak for Fitch, who has now gone to the judges in nine straight fights and hasn't won a fight by stoppage since a submission of Roan Carneiro in June 2007. After starting his UFC career 8-0, Fitch got a title shot against St-Pierre at UFC 87, but was dominated and lost a unanimous decision 50-44, 50-43, 50-44.

Penn recently moved back to welterweight after losing his lightweight title to Frankie Edgar at UFC 112, then losing their rematch at UFC 118. He handed UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes one of the most decisive losses of his career with a 21-second knockout at UFC 123 in November, winning for the first time at 170 pounds in more than six years.

Sotiropoulos is coming off a disappointing loss to Dennis Siver in his native Australia – his first setback in more than four years, and his first UFC loss after starting his career with the promotion 7-0.

And Dunham, after starting his career 11-0, dropped his second straight with a TKO to Melvin Guillard in the headlining bout of the UFC's Fight for the Troops show at Fort Hood, Texas, in January. Dunham lost a split decision against Sean Sherk at UFC 119 – a loss White refused to acknowledge, believing the judges made a bad decision giving the fight to Sherk.

Also reported to be on the UFC 132 card is a lightweight bout between Guillard and Shane Roller, though the UFC hasn't confirmed that fight yet.


Tallica19812011-03-20 12:16:24 +0000 #2
How long have you been waiting to post this? I know it must be a while. I saw the news a few hours ago and thought, "man. best 80s must be pissed right now."

Anxiously awaiting the the Siver/Wiman thread.
BulldogWrestler2011-03-20 12:35:24 +0000 #3
Good fights.

I'm kind of amused how White excuses some "robberies" but then lets the decision against Sherk go to Dunham's favor. Wonder why Sherk is so inactive all of a sudden.
Best80smovieRAD2011-03-20 13:35:22 +0000 #4
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Originally Posted by Tallica1981

How long have you been waiting to post this? I know it must be a while. I saw the news a few hours ago and thought, "man. best 80s must be pissed right now."

Anxiously awaiting the the Siver/Wiman thread.

lol i actually had no idea the board was down until i saw bulldogs thread

I've been busy

damn car trouble GRRRRRRRR

edit:

i'll make the wiman-siver thread now
BulldogWrestler2011-03-20 13:33:54 +0000 #5
omfg ur 2 slow
Best80smovieRAD2011-03-20 13:35:09 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by BulldogWrestler

Good fights.

I'm kind of amused how White excuses some "robberies" but then lets the decision against Sherk go to Dunham's favor. Wonder why Sherk is so inactive all of a sudden.

i think Sherk is hurt for the millionth time or he hasn't called for a fight yet because he knows his piss isnt clean

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